The all-new 2014 Mazda3 won’t debut next summer, but that doesn’t matter as much now that photos of the car have leaked onto the internet.
Mazda said that these are just digital renderings of the 2014 Mazda3 meant to show how the Kodo design language would look on a new Mazda3. Regardless, it’s a strong indicator of what to expect when the car debuts.
The brand is working on revamping its model lineup and incorporating the Kodo design language first previewed on the Shinari concept. Mazda is aiming for the new Mazda3 to tip the scales at a scant 2,650 lbs and is also shooting for a 40-mpg highway rating.
An updated version of the current SkyActiv 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that pushes out 155 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque will likely power the car. There will also be a 189-hp 2.5-liter SkyActiv offering and possibly the same 2.2-liter diesel that will be making its way to the U.S. in the new Mazda6.
GALLERY: 2014 Mazda3
[Source: Autoexpress UK]