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  • 2019 Mazda 3

    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, project manager for the new 3, said he personally wants to do a "high-performance Mazda 3" and added he will do his best to make it happen. According to the report, the project hasn't been given the OK yet, but the car is still far along in development. The Mazda research and development center in Los...

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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
    Next-gen Mazda 3 to debut 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...

  • Mazda Kai concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

    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 Mazda 3 which is expected on sale in 2019, as a 2020 model. The concept previewing the car is called the Kai. It was built specifically to preview a new modular platform dubbed the SkyActiv-Vehicle Architecture. The platform benefits from Mazda’s latest construction techniques which promise to...

  • 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)
    2017 Mazda 3 debuts with G-Vectoring Control technology

    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...

  • 2015 Mazda Mazda3

    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 base model that adds equipment while lowering the price. Most of the rest of the lineup also adds equipment while lowering the starting price. The i Touring sedan, however, jumps in price by $450 to $21,095 while adding a sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights, illuminated vanity...

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    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
    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
    2014 Mazda 3: Ditches The Smile, Adds New Technology

    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...

  • 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...

  • 2012 Mazda MAZDA3 with SkyActiv

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

  • 2012 Mazda3 SkyActiv 2.0
    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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    Mr. Bean Crashes, Alfa Romeo 4C, Lotus Final Editions: Car News Headlines

    It's been a busy 24 hours for teasers: the 2013 Lexus GS shows its new face (barely). [MotorAuthority] Lotus unveils the Final Edition 2011 Elise and Exige. [MotorAuthority] AllCarsElectric merges with GreenCarReports next week. [AllCarsElectric] Nissan answers Top Gear's shenanigans with a new...

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    Volvo Beats Mercedes In J.D. Power Quality Ratings--On Home Turf

    Swedish brand Volvo tops Mercedes in its home market in the latest J.D. Power and Associates survey, but the thing that amazes us is that Daihatsu took the overall win in 2009.

  • 2012 Mazda Mazda3
    2012 Mazda Mazda3 Goes SkyActiv; CX-5 Gets Real

    Here's the 2012 Mazda Mazda3, a mid-cycle refresh of the current compact sedan, joined on stage at the New York auto show by the production-bound Minagi concept crossover. The new Mazda3 is one of the first vehicles from the company to get SKYACTIV, the "umbrella" name for a suite of greener engine...

  • 2012 Mazda MAZDA3 with SkyActiv
    2012 Mazda3: SkyActiv Engine, Transmission

    Mazda's Sky-G line of engines was revealed back in September of 2009, but today, we get one of the first announced cars with the technology: the 2012 Mazda3 with somewhat differently-named SkyActiv G engine and transmission. So what's all this talk about sky? It's because the new engine cuts fuel...

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