Being a model that has been redesigned from the ground up, the new Mazda3 features a drastically upgraded interior, based on the carmaker’s less is more philosophy and dressed in newly developed red leather, that will only be available for the hatchback version.
The occupants' needs for information while on the road are taken care of by a new 8.8-inch center display that can be used via center controller.
Unfortunately for those waiting for a more detailed look on the specs of the new Mazda3, the Japanese manufacturer decided not to provide the full details on engine range and specifications. Mazda did reveal however that at the heart of the new line sits a brand new Skyactiv engine.
Called Skyactiv-x, the new unit will be joining Mazda’s existing Skyactiv-G and Skyactiv-D powerplants that range in displacement from 1.5 to 2.0-liters.
“The all-new Mazda3 we unveil today begins a new era for Mazda,” said in a statement Mazda CEO Akira Marumoto. “The next generation of Mazda cars will enhance the value of the car-ownership experience."
“Though these products, we will further raise Mazda’s brand value and work towards our goal of building ever stronger bonds with customers all over the world.”
The new Mazda3 will become available in North America in early 2019. Full details on the car, as released by Mazda, can be found in the document attached below.