Published: 12 Nov 2018

New Mazda3 debut confirmed

Mazda has confirmed that the next generation of the Mazda3 will be revealed at the 2018 LA Motor Show. Teased in a fresh image, it is set for a date of 28 November 2018. Utilising the sleek lines and sweeping curves that has become a signature element of Mazda, the New Mazda3 remains faithful to the Kai concept.

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Set to feature the latest Mazda SkyActiv technology, it has been rumoured that the petrol engine will offer diesel-like MPG figures. Using Spark Controlled Compression Ignition, the engine operates in two ways; the spark plugs can burn petrol in the traditional method or switch to a diesel style compression ignition. The 2.0l engine will offer 187 bhp, it will remove the sooty emissions. Two traditional petrol and diesel engines will be carried over from the existing edition.

Improved specification

Specification will include the latest Mazda technology. Competing with the like of Mercedes-Benz A-Class and Audi A3, the New Mazda3 is set to include a full-width infotainment system, ample leather and a soft-touch dashboard. A lowered driving position adds to the sporty feel and improved cabin space.

Speaking about the upcoming reveal, Kevin Rice, Mazda Europe design director commented “The concept had been penned with production techniques in mind. We have a recent history of not just producing concepts for concepts’ sake”. He added, “So yes, manufacturing tolerances and techniques have been incorporated into this project since the very beginning.”

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The latest Mazda range is available to test drive at Lookers, the new name for Jennings. For further information call 0333 414 9750 to speak to a Mazda specialist. Alternatively, visit a Mazda dealership in Sunderland or Middlesbrough.

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