2014 Mazda3 Rendered into Reality With Kodo Style

2014 Mazda3 Rendered into Reality With Kodo Style

The Mazda 3 may have been the first car in the Japanese automaker’s lineup to receive SkyActiv technology but the use of the brand’s all-new engine is just a stop-gap measure until this.

Our artists rendering of the 2014 Mazda3 retains the basic hatchback shape that’s expected to continue on, while incorporating Mazda’s new Kodo design language. First previewed on the Shinari concept, the new Mazda3 follows after the CX-5 and 2014 Mazda6 in utilizing the flowing lines. Most significant are changes to the front fascia. Gone is the silly-smile, replaced by a more angular and premium design.

Underpinning the new 3 will be an all-new light weight platform. Mazda has committed to reducing the weight of each of its new models by as much as 220 lbs, meaning the base curb weight for the 2014 model should sit around just 2,650 lbs.

This will help make the most of the SkyActiv 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine currently in use. Making 155-hp and 148 lb-ft of torque in the current car, the new model should make use of a new exhaust header design to increase torque slightly to 150 lb-ft, while improving the torque powerband significantly for better responsiveness. The lighter weight alone should help the car achieve over 40-mpg on the highway and if combined with Mazda’s i-ELOOP brake energy regeneration and start-stop technology (not yet confirmed for North America), further improvements could be seen.

Those wishing for a sportier Mazda3 will be able to opt for a new 2.5-liter SkyActiv engine, which will produce as much as 189-hp in the upcoming 2014 Mazda6. Mazda is also reportedly considering a new 2.2-liter diesel engine option for the US, which makes roughly 170-hp and over 300 lb-ft of torque. That engine is confirmed for North America and will arrive in the new mid-size 6 sedan late in 2013.

  • Banks

    This looks just as bad as the current one. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NLLP2JW6IVQFZKFRVLIYNFL43A RS

     Are you mentally challenged?  This car is gorgeous!

  • Tat

    Even in a rendering it looks better than that boring trash from toyota and honda.

  • Hans Moleman

    This looks pretty hot. Might be nicer than the Focus.

  • J Mack

     It will be better than the Focus. The new 3 will shed a to of weight!

  • http://www.therespiratorytherapist.com/ Brooke Landers

    which makes roughly 170-hp and over 300 lb-ft of torque. That engine is
    confirmed for North America and will arrive in the new mid-size 6 sedan
    late in 2013.

  • Renjick

    Man, this is making me want to wait a year just for the redesign. Gah!

  • Nrborod

    Hope the dash design will improve as well…

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  • http://twitter.com/klowik klowik

    I hope Mazda won’t tone it down too much.. The 6 is too big for this kind of curvy styling, the 3 clad in this body will look nice.

  • Copy_Boy

    I wonder if they’ll throw the drive by wire into this (hope not…). Since it looks like the 2014 Mazda 6 wagon won’t be coming to America, I may wait for this (C/D has a nice mashup of the new 6 and a 3). They will be made in Mexico though…

  • Nmp11289

    I honestly love my 2010 mazdaspeed and that is with the goofy grille. If they make a more economical mazdaspeed that looks anything like this, I can foresee a trade in on the horizon :) I just hope the hatchback doesn’t start to look to much like a miniature cx-5…

  • Eli Shirk

    This would be a solid transition to the kodo design language. If the next 3 closely resembles this, sheds weight, and keeps the tight handling and responsive steering I think Mazda will have great success with the next generation 3. 

  • Pureza

    I am waiting for the Mazda 3 hatchback to add more cargo space behind the back seats. That is the only area they are lacking in and the only reason I have not purchased this car. 

  • jay

    are you serious with ur comment? havent you considered going for the sedan instead of dreaming of a hatchback with big trunkspace?

  • Cacheisback23

    I can’t wait to see the mazdaspeed3, honestly love this model…

  • smokyWhite

    the actual thing is not like this at all……..sighhhhh

  • smokyWhite

    i wish: 1. retain the tail light design from 2008, red taillight is everywhere.. mazda tail light design is the king, why would anyone take that away???!!! 2. the actual look is like this one, all the curves..the front opening is smaller and hang the logo lower..

  • M G

    Why mention “lower weight” and then highway MPG ? Weight reductions give MPG improvements primarily in the city (stop and go) … Makes it sound like the journalist is just reading from a script or doesn’t understand the fundamentals.

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