The sparkling 2014 Mazda3 hatchback unveiled [Videos, Images Inside]


Shrawan Raja, I'm the Founder & CEO of I love teamwork and talking about cars.

[Can’t view the video here? Head to Youtube]

After endless speculations and spyshots, the wraps are finally off the Mazda3. The Mazda3 was unveiled in its hatchback avatar in New York yesterday and would go head on against the likes of the Ford Focus, Chevrolet Cruze 5dr, Hyundai Elantra GT, and the Toyota Corolla/Auris in North America and other key markets.

The Mazda3 is expected to begin sales in North America in September and then the rest of the world eventually. The Mazda3 sedan would be unveiled at a later date.


The Mazda3 is the third Mazda (coincidentally) to adapt the full-blown Kodo – Soul of Motion – design language after the CX-5 and the Mazda6. Revealed in a metallic Soul Red, the 3 has gone through a complete makeover inside out and looks to be an entirely new car, all the while being a purebred Mazda.

Mazda3 front three quarters

The photographs show us a great looking car with a lot of character, being both sporty and elegant in equal proportions. It doesn’t fail to fascinate from any which angle it is viewed from.

Mazda3 headlamps illuminated in the dark

As far as the numbers go, the new Mazda3 is shorter by 1.8 inches while adding an extra 2.4 inches between the wheels. The car is also shorter by 0.6 inches and wider by 1.6 inches. The coefficient of drag is also reduced from 0.255 to 0.275 and the replacement is nearly 90 kilos lighter, built on a chassis that is 30% stiffer.

[can’t see the video here? Head to Youtube]

Powertrain details can be found on Page 2.

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Mazda3 News & Updates

2017 Mazda3 front three quarters

Next-gen 2019 Mazda3 (Mazda Axela) – Rendering

Mazda3 (Mazda Axela) front three quarters

Next-gen Mazda3 with HCCI SKYACTIV engine to debut in 2018 – Report

2016 Mazda Axela (2016 Mazda3) Soul of Motion design language

2016 Mazda 3 (facelift) brochure leaked ahead of launch

2016 Mazda Axela (Mazda3) spy shot

2016 Mazda3 (facelift) spied up-close revealing design changes

2016 Mazda 3 facelift front spied in China

2016 Mazda 3 gets new front fascia and electronic parking brake – Spied

Mazda3 1.5L SKYACTIV-D front three quarters at 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Mazda3 1.5L SKYACTIV-D – Geneva Motor Show Live