The same new design language and platform pulling the Mazda6 and CX-5 out of automotive doldrums will likely make it to the compact Mazda3 by this fall according to a new report.
A company spokesman declined to comment, but according to Automotive News, three Mazda dealers said the company disclosed plans to them for the car to be available this fall. If that proves to be the case, it would follow delivery of the all-new Mazda6 to be the latest in a string of products moving to the brand’s new SkyActiv platform.
Mazda is aiming to break past 300,000 unit sales in the U.S. this year and offering a new Mazda3 would certainly help the brand reach that goal — especially because of its status as the brand’s best seller.
The car already gained the 2.0-liter SkyActiv four cylinder engine along with new automatic and manual transmissions, but the same 2.5-liter version will also be added along with the new lightweight chassis and possible the brand’s new diesel engine.
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[Source: Automotive News]