2015 Mazda 3
Next generation of the Mazda 3 will start with 2015 year model. The vehicle was spotted while testing. Under heavy camouflage it was impossible to see every detail, but it was also unable to hide all from sharp eye of photographers. For 2015 Mazda 3, we expect redesigned design, and changes could be seen on the A-pillars, hood and roof. It looks like that Mazda will use its well known Kodo design for it, but we will need to wait until official unveiling to see final product.
2015 Mazda 3 – Selling plans
New Mazda 3 will be built it Mexico. It will cost less, so profit will be higher. This is best-selling vehicle in US and North America, so market plan should be perfectly balanced. Mazda will aim many demographic groups. It will offer its 2015 Mazda 3 to first-time buyers and to young families through coupons. Its acceleration will be a decoy for young adrenalin enthusiasts. Also, it will be pretty conservative to serve practical buyers. With excellent handling and driving impression, 2015 Mazda 3 will keep its records for sure.
2015 Mazda 3 platform
There are few options for platform which could be used for new Mazda 3. Already mentioned, this vehicle could use Kodo concept. At the beginnings, new generation was planned to be built on lighter concept which is already used on CX-5 vehicles from Mazda. Also, previous Mazda 3 platforms were considered, but not for too long, as well as C1. However, other one is still being considered, since its lightweight and success with redesigned 2014 Mazda 6.
2015 Mazda 3 engine
The 2015 Mazda 3 will be powered from naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder Skyactiv-G engine. This option was introduced recently and since it has shown good, it continues its life with Mazda 3. It will be capable to deliver 155 hp. New Mazda 3 will probably drop its 2.5-liter four-cylinder, for new 2.5-liter from CX-5, good for 167 hp. Last option could be 2.2-liter turbo-diesel. All engines will be paired with six-speed, manual or auto transmission.
2015 Mazda 3 release date and price
Fall of the 2014 is set as approximate date of release for new Mazda 3. Market launch is expected early next year and price prediction goes around $18.000 for base models.