Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Next Mazda3



This was sent to me by a reader.
And I can't say where they were taken...

It is still very covered, but we can see the new 5 door version.
So far most spy shots have been of the sedan.
It looks like the new 3 might turn out much more angular than the current version.

No matter what, it should be a really nice car. Another winner for Mazda...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the new 3 will be a tad bit roomier in the back seat. That and so-so fuel economy are the only drawbacks to the current one. Even being several years old, the 3 remains high on the short list of darn good small cars. Given its good looks and smart performance it'll be a tough act to follow.

Anonymous said...

i agree with the so-so fuel economy on the current car. some of my friends are surprised when i tell them how bad it was even in the older Protege sedan.

these pics are so close to being tantalizing!
dyin' to see what the new 3 looks like, argh!

SlippedClutch said...

Kudos to Mazda for designing a car five years ago that still looks better, performs great and has a better interior than the competition. My brother has one and it's been a great little car. Can't wait to see the next one!

Anonymous said...

I someone with someone with a 3-Hatchback and can get 34 mpg avg per tank of gas. Pretty good for a 2.3 liter engine.

Anonymous said...

Looking at the camoed 3 hatchback, it almost appears that the squared-off rear is hiding what may be an even more sloped backlight than the current model.. the overhang seems shorter as well. And unlike the current 3 hatchback, which was designed with a slightly higher CUV-like shoulderline and greenhouse than the sedan (none of the fender and hood parts are interchangeable), the new one seems to be lower and more planted like the sedan. Guess they're leaving the CUV duties to the Mazda5 this time around!