Mazda confirms debut of two Mazda3 versions at Los Angeles Auto Show

Mazda confirms debut of two Mazda3 versions at Los Angeles Auto Show

Mazda Motor Corporation confirmed that two versions of the all-new Mazda3 will make its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show, open to the public from November 30 through December 9. 

A new teaser shot released last week offers glimpses of both, the sedan and hatchback versions, featuring a more mature interpretation of the Kai Concept unveiled last year at the Tokyo Motor Show.

The arrival of all-new Mazda3 will mark the beginning of a whole new generation of Mazda cars based on performance-oriented architecture that weighs less, cost less and increases rigidity while delivering a quieter ride, said Mazda CEO Akira Marumoto to AutoNews

The Japanese automaker also confirmed some versions of the Mazda3 will feature the revolutionary Skyactiv-X engine whose spark-controlled compression ignition improves both performance and fuel economy.

Other engine options will be the current-generation 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G and a mild-hybrid system that pairs an electric motor to the Skyactiv-X.

Current versions of the Mazda3 are manufactured in Mexico, Japan and Thailand, but there’s still no confirmation that production of the next-gen model will take place at the Mexican facility, which is located in Salamanca, Guanajuato.



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