2014 Mazda3 Images Leaked; No More Smiley
Coming off highly regarded design cues on its all-new CX-5 and 6, Mazda hopes to keep things fresh with what appears to be a visually overhauled Mazda3. These first images are what appear to be the 2014 Mazda3 hatchback in concept form. Sporting Mazda’s handsome new design, the 3 ditches the smile and receives a more aggressive front grille, and a smaller, smoother appearance overall.
According to Mazda UK officials, these leaked images are nothing more than a representation of Mazda’s new “Kodo” design style, although, it does bear a striking similarity in style to the current 3. Overall, the new 3 is expected to sport both a sedan and hatchback variant, with a lower curb weight in order to further support the SkyActiv fuel-saving engines and we expect, more easily compete with the GTI and Focus ST. The base 3 is expected here in the US with a 2.0L 4-cylinder 155-hp engine with a top spec Mazdaspeed3 also reportedly in development. Source: Autoexpress