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2014 Mazda3 Diesel Under Consideration for America

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2014 Mazda3 Diesel Under Consideration for America

Mazda unveiled its 2014 Mazda3 yesterday with a full redesign, but there could be more in the compact car’s future.

The new Mazda3 will go on sale in America starting in September and will be offered initially with two engine choices: a 2.0-liter four cylinder with 155 hp or a 2.5-liter four pot with 184 hp.

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But depending on demand for the Mazda6 diesel which goes on sale later this year, Mazda will consider adding a 2.2-liter Skyactiv diesel engine as an option to the Mazda3 lineup. The news comes from Jim O’Sullivan, CEO of Mazda North American Operations, who also confirmed that the Japanese automaker does not plan on bringing the Mazda3 hybrid to America.

GALLERY: 2014 Mazda3 Live Shots

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GALLERY: 2014 Mazda 3

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GALLERY: 2014 Mazda3 Leak

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[Source: Automotive News]

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