2019 Mazda 3 first photo [Pre-production version of the drawings]
2019 Mazda3: a preliminary look at the production model
Last year the Mazda was generous to the concept-the forerunner of the most popular models in the line – the “Troika”. The prototype was named “Kai”. He is in General predicted how it will look in the third series in 2019.
A year has passed. Soon Mazda will fully reveal the production version of the popular model, but before you make the final disclosure, ought to tease fans with another sketch. Even though it will look like a normal black-and-white drawing (which it essentially is). At least people at least understand whether concept cars like the final model or not. I have to say, it will.
The images shows the front and rear quarters of the sedan, together with its interior (in the schematic preview used Mazda3 sedan).
What can I say, while building on the existing drawings? The car will appear to us in the evolution of the design language “Kodo” from Mazda that we have had the privilege to see the recent crossover CX-5 and CX-9. The exterior design will get less sharp angles, a larger, decorated fold lines across the bonnet, the bumpers and the side doors. If you conduct a comparison with the current version of the “Troika” from Mazda.
Front Mazda3 got more “evil”, thin headlights and a wide radiator filesresearch, calling to them, or rather under the lights.
Inside the concept, and if different from the production model, only parts. The basic layout of controls is similar between the prototype and pre-production version.
As in concept, the dashboard is “framed” oval vent holes, which in some way resemble a modern interpretation of elements from the Honda S2000. However, there is also sad for fans news: no wide screen at half the torpedo will not be provided even in the top version. In reality, Mazda will come with a small stretched polarizatio tablet computers of a standard layout.
The rear of the sedan got the same lights with round brake lights, new bumper and wide racks.
Some technical details of the new Mazda3
At the moment this is all information that can be understood from data of the primitive drawings. They only give us a correct idea of the exterior of the new sedan and hatchback, which are the same thing. Previously published information was disseminated the following information:
New “3”-ka will use the newest architecture “Skyactiv”. They say that this platform will become tougher, which will provide a much higher ride quality.
The new petrol engine Skyactiv-X promises “the diesel” savings
But even more important news, the fourth generation of the “3”key is the debut of a new gasoline engine “SkyActiv-X”. This development of the Mazda is equipped with technology with controlled spark ignition process of compression ignition. This innovative four-cylinder unit combines the characteristics of conventional gasoline and diesel engines using the ignition from the spark “to control a compression ignition”. In short, it ignites the fuel-air mixture, similar to a diesel engine, combining fuel efficiency first with all the advantages of the petrol engine, including reduced emissions.
Mazda predicts production of the 2.0-liter engine producing about 190 horsepower with 230 Nm of peak torque. Mazda is targeting at least 20 percent improvement in fuel economy and a 25 percent reduction in carbon emissions compared with current engines Skyactive-G.
The new generation Mazda3 will compete with such models as Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Nissan Sentra, Opel / Vauxhall Astra, Renault Megane, Peugeot 308, Subaru Impreza, Toyota Corolla, Volkswagen Golf and Jetta sedan.
When can we see him?
The new hatchback and the sedan should go on sale worldwide in the first half of 2019. But we are likely to first look at the compact model at the auto show in Los Angeles in late November of this year.