2016 Mazda 3
Mazda 3 is a compact car that was originally launched in 2003 as 2004 model year. So far, there are three generations of this model and the third one, which is launched in 2013, is still active. According to information we have, 2016 Mazda 3 will get some improvements. Beside visual details, new model will be updated with the latest hi-tech features. That is not all. Next year we are also going to see a high-performance version, which will have around 300 horses and AWD.
2016 Mazda 3 redesign
Although some newness are planned for 2016 Mazda 3, the overall look of this model will remain pretty much the same. Just like current model, it will be offered in several body styles – sedan, hatchback and wagon. It will sit atop the same Skyactiv chassis. The look will remain pretty much the same “KODO: Soul of Motion” design language, which can be also found in models such as CX-5 and Mazda 6. On the other side, new high-performance MPS variant of Mazda 3 2016 year model will have much more emphasized sporty character, so it will look more attractive and more aggressive. It will be available only in hatchback body style and it is supposed to company’s player for “hot hatch” segment where main competitors are Ford Focus ST and VW Golf GTI.
2016 Mazda 3 engine
Just like previous models, 2016 Mazda 3 will be offered with three different engines. Those are: 1.5 liter with 118 horses, then 153 horses 2.0 liter engine and the biggest one – 2.5 liter engine that makes 185 horses. All of these three engines could be paired either with 6-speed automatic or 6-manual gearbox. On the other side, MPS variant of new Mazda 3 will be powered with same 2.5 liter engine, which will be turbocharged for this occasion. This variant will be tuned up to over 300 hp and it will excellent performances – it will be able to reach 60 mph in only 6 seconds, while top speed will be over 150 mph. It should be mentioned that the MPS will have AWD.
2016 Mazda 3 release date and price
It is expected that 2016 Mazda 3 will be launched in the second half of 2015. The price should be in the same range as for current model, while MPS variant will cost around 25.000 dollars.
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