Mazda3Mon, 13 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0700
These are the first images of the new Mazda3 sedan, set to make its public debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. This is the first complete redesign of the Mazda3 (known as Mazda Axela in Japan) since its introduction five years ago.
Utlizing design cues first seen in its larger sibling, the Mazda6, the dynamic redesign adds an air of masculinity to the small Mazda3, a car which, according to the Japanese company, has 'had every element developed for heightened exhilaration'. The newest iteration of Mazda's sports compact aims to push forward the heritage of Mazda and the pedigree of the current Mazda3, which accounts for almost one in three sales for the Japanese carmaker annually.
Following the world debut of the North American spec. sedan - with 2.0- and 2.5-liter engines - a five-door hatchback will also be added the range later in the year. Be sure to check back for complete coverage of all the new cars on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show starting November 19.