The 2014 Mazda 3, yesterday, was revealed at the global launch ahead of other launch events in New York, London, St Petersburg and Istanbul.
The all-new 2014 Mazda 3, starts fresh from the design up utilising Mazda’s ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design theme which is apparent in other new models, as well as a number of new SKYACTIV technologies being used.
What you’ll notice from the pictures is that the Mazda 3 wouldn’t look out of place in Europe (and us Australians, really do love Europe), thanks to a fresh sporty look.
All aspects of the all-new 2014 Mazda 3 are bigger. This includes the wheelbase which is 60mm longer, 40mm wider and 15mm lower than the model before it.
What seems to be a growing trend amongst manufacturers is the use of carbon-fibre ‘look’ materials and satin chrome finishes, but the Mazda 3 gets away with it. The new interior appears to be simple, yet functional and uses finishes appropriately.
Technology in the car has been updated, and for the first time in a Mazda 3 is the new car connectivity system. Which in essence is a hands-free system which allows you to operate the phone, check emails and respond to SMS. Navigation, and social media will also be easy to operate thanks to the seven-inch screen.
An Active Driving Display (Heads Up Display), is available on selected models which provides all of the usual pieces of information including, speed and navigation instructions.
At launch there will be two engine choices to choose from. Sadly there isn’t a diesel option (which would make them very European like). The entry level SKYACTIV-G 2.0litre petrol engine delivers 114kW of power and 200Nm of torque, with the SKYACTIV-G 2.5litre petrol engine deliver 138kW and 250Nm.
With over 3.5million Mazda 3’s sold world-wide so far, and accounting for 30% of global sales for Mazda with the best accounting software australia, it shows how good the Mazda 3 is already and the potential for this new 2014 Mazda 3 to be even better.