The replacement for Australia’s top-selling model was revealed last week in five-door hatchback form and now the first image of the new Mazda3 sedan has surfaced online ahead of its official reveal in North America next week.
Mazda has not confirmed the authenticity of the unofficial image, but it appears consistent with the sedan in images leaked last October and indicates the new Mazda3 four-door will share the same rear-end design theme as the latest Mazda6 mid-size sedan.
new Mazda3 bodystyles will go on sale in Australia next February –
around the same time as Toyota’s redesigned Corolla sedan -- meaning the
existing model will do battle with the newer Corolla hatch (and a bevy
of new small-car entrants, including the Volkswagen Golf, Nissan Pulsar
and Hyundai i30) until then.
As we’ve reported, a 2.2-litre
turbo-diesel engine will join 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre SKYACTIV petrol
engines in the new Mazda3, echoing the latest Mazda6 and CX-5 engine
Thanks to: Car Point