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  • 2020 Mazda 3 TCR race car

    The Mazda 3 TCR racer comes with a 350-horsepower engine and 6-speed sequential transmission.

  • 2019 Mazda 3
    Hotter Mazda 3 with turbo engine might take on VW GTI

    Mazda is reportedly keen to put a bit of zoom-zoom back into the Mazda 3. A hotter version of the latest 3 hatchback may arrive in the near future to do battle with the Volkswagen GTI. A hotter Mazda 3 hatchback may arrive before 2021, according to a Thursday report from Autocar. Kota Beppu...

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    Why Mazda is purging touchscreens from its vehicles

    Tablet-like touchscreens have become the ubiquitous interfaces of choice, and they’re seemingly everywhere in daily life, on everything from thermostats to coffee makers and refrigerators. But Mazda really doesn’t think they belong in cars—or at least anywhere near the...

  • 2019 Mazda 3
    Mazda CEO: No plan for Mazdaspeed 3, rotary sports car

    Mazda on Wednesday unveiled a stylish new generation of its popular 3 hatchback and sedan but fans pining for a high-performance Mazdaspeed version are set for disappointment. Speaking to Drive at the reveal of the new 3 at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show, Mazda CEO Akira Marumoto said the company...

  • 2019 Mazda 3, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2019 Mazda 3 brings premium look, tech to compact segment

    These days, buying an affordable car doesn't mean you have to drive something whose reflection you'd rather not see when passing a wall of glass. This is thanks primarily to brands like Mazda which in recent years has been really pushing the design envelope for non-premium cars. The Japanese firm...

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    2019 Mazda 3 spy shots

    Mazda will unveil its next-generation Mazda 3 at the end of this month at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show, but a prototype has just been spotted and reveals many of the details. The prototype is for a Mazda 3 hatch but a sedan is also coming. Both body styles were previewed last week in a teaser...

  • Teaser for next-gen Mazda 3 debuting at 2018 Los Angeles auto show

    Mazda on Thursday provided a glimpse at the next-generation Mazda 3 sedan and hatch and confirmed the reveal for this month's 2018 Los Angeles auto show. Apart from a teaser photo and video, there aren't any additional new details to go on. However, Mazda has been dropping plenty of hints about its new 3 over the course of the past 12 months. The Kai concept car (shown below) unveiled at the 2017 Tokyo auto show previews the design and is said to closely resemble the production version. The concept was also built on the new SkyActiv-Vehicle Architecture, Mazda's latest modular platform which...

  • Mazda Kai concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Next-gen Mazda 3 previewed with Kai technology concept

    Mazda on Wednesday at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show unveiled a pair of concepts that preview upcoming technologies and design themes. One of these is in the form of a compact hatch and is essentially an early look at the next-generation Mazda 3. We’ve already driven a prototype for the next-gen...

  • 2020 Mazda 3 prototype
    2020 Mazda 3 prototype first drive: Can spark-less engines ignite our passions?

    In late August, exactly six next-generation 2020 Mazda 3 hatchbacks existed anywhere in the world. Each was a hand-built prototype, riding on a next-generation chassis and powered by a radical new 2.0-liter engine. We'll take two. But the car’s styling and design haven’t been...

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    2019 Mazda 3 coming with world-first HCCI tech?

    Fuel-saving Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) technology has been in development for decades but could soon make an appearance in a production car. Early this year, it was reported that Mazda was looking to introduce an HCCI engine in 2018. Now, Motoring is reporting that the first...

  • Mazda 3 MPS Rotary Hill Climb race car has a 630-hp rotary engine
    Mazda 3 hill-climb car hides a high-horsepower rotary secret

    Through the trees, you hear it coming. It sounds like bees, and they're angry. And there are thousands of them. Don't worry, though, because it's not a horde of angry honeymakers intent on rebuilding their armies. Instead, it's an angry race car and it's here to dominate the surrounding hills. This...

  • 2017 Mazda MAZDA6
    Report: Mazda to launch HCCI engine in 2018

    Not all gasoline engines need spark plugs to ignite their fuel. A process called homogeneous-charge compression ignition (HCCI) uses compression to ignite the fuel, just like in a diesel engine. Several automakers have experimented with HCCI engines over the years, but Mazda may be the first to...

  • 2017 Mazda 3 (Japanese spec)

    The Mazda 3 has received a nip and tuck for the 2017 model but beyond the visual tweaks there is an interesting bit of new technology. So far Mazda has only announced the updated 3 for Japan, where the car is known as an Axela, but specifications for the United States should be similar. ALSO SEE: Subaru prices updated 2017 BRZ from $26,315 The tweaks are hard to spot but include a revised grille and new headlights with available LED technology. The changes are even more subtle at the rear with only some new surfacing on the bumper visible. In the cabin, the designers have attempted to make...

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    2016 Mazda 3 Cuts Base Model, Adds Equipment

    Mazda announced today that its the compact 3 sedan and hatchback gets a lower starting price and more equipment for 2016. That said, the starting price of the 2016 Mazda 3 actually increases because last year's base model, the SV, is dropped. That leaves the Sport as the entry model, and it is the...

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    Mazdaspeed 3 Concept Coming To 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show: Report

    One of the stars of this September’s 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show could turn out to be a concept previewing an all-new Mazdaspeed 3 hot hatch to rival the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Focus RS, Honda Civic Type R and Volkswagen Golf R—yes, after a few lean years, hot hatch buyers are...

  • Mazda 3 Sport Mazda Design concept, 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon
    Mazdaspeed 3 Arrival To Coincide With 2017 Mazda 3 Facelift: Report

    We’ve heard that a new Mazdaspeed 3 based on the latest-generation Mazda 3 is in the works, and that it could be fitted with an all-wheel-drive system to help give it the edge over the front-wheel-drive Volkswagen Golf GTI and Ford Focus ST—potentially allowing it to target the likes of...

  • 2014 Mazda 3
    New Mazdaspeed 3 To Go All-Wheel Drive?

    Mazda has just unveiled a stylish new generation of its popular Mazda 3 hatchback and sedan but hasn’t--officially--made mention of a high-performance Mazdaspeed version just yet. We’ve heard through the grapevine however that a Mazdaspeed 3 (a Mazda 3 MPS to readers outside the U.S.)...

  • 2014 Mazda 3
    2014 Mazda 3 Sedan: Official Details, Photos And Video

    Official details for the all-new 2014 Mazda 3 sedan have finally hit the Web, revealing the stylish compact from virtually every angle. As expected, the redesigned sedan shares its styling with the 2014 Mazda 3 hatchback revealed last month, except for its trunk section, which adopts a traditional...

  • 2014 Mazda 3

    We've been keeping close tabs on the new 2014 Mazda 3 for months, including spy shots galore, and now it's finally here. The third-generation compact hatchback and sedan from Mazda, which together are the brand's best-selling vehicle, are entirely new for 2014. There's the latest Mazda design language, lots of updated technology, and two revised powertrains. The first thing you'll notice about the latest Mazda 3 is right up front. It's ditched the "smile" front end for an edgier, more upright five-point grille. The brand's Kodo design language works well on its compact car. With the grille...

  • Mazda #GAMECHANGER teaser
    New Mazda 3 Debuts Tonight, Reveal To Be Streamed On Xbox Live

    Mazda will stream the live reveal of a brand new model via Microsoft’s Xbox Live online gaming platform, the automaker has confirmed. The new model, likely to be the redesigned Mazda 3 we’ve been spying in prototype form for several months, will be revealed at 9:00 p.m. EDT tonight at a...

  • 2014 Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback spy shots
    2014 Mazda Mazda3 Spy Shots

    Mazda is readying its next-generation Mazda3 Hatchback and Sedan for debut this coming year, with the new range expected to arrive as 2014 models. These latest shots, depicting a prototype of the hatchback variant, reveal Mazda designers are going with the same styling theme applied to the 2014...

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    2012 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Priced From $24,795

    Mazda is introducing a revamped Mazda3 for 2012 and this week announced pricing details for the range, which goes on sale over the coming months. The model we’re most interested in is the 2012 Mazda Mazdaspeed3, which is priced at $24,795 including destination, up just $300 on the outgoing...

  • 2012 Mazda MAZDA3 with SkyActiv
    Mazda Rejects DSGs, Redefines Automatic Transmissions Instead

    According to Mazda, conventional hydraulic automatic transmissions—especially with a smart engineering rethink—are better than CVT or DSG units

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    Pressure Drop: Mazda Rethinks Internal Combustion Tech

    Mazda has long been known for emphasizing engineering, being a little quirky, and emphasizing driving enjoyment across all its products in a way we don't see from bigger automakers

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