2014 Mazda3 design sketches outed by the European Trademark Office

2014 Mazda3 patent sketch, 1600, 27.11.2012
2014 Mazda3 patent sketch, 1600, 27.11.2012

Debuts sometime next year

Several alleged design sketches of the 2014 Mazda3 have been found on the European Trademark Office register.

Set to go on sale next year, the model has a Kodo design which closely resembles the Mazda6. Notable highlights include a sporty lower intake, wraparound taillights and a prominent grille that extends into the headlights.

Little else is known about the model, but previous reports have suggested it will ride on the same platform that underpins the CX-5. If this holds true, the car could weigh hundreds of pounds less than its predecessor.

Engine options are still shrouded in secrecy, but the U.S. variant could be powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol that develops 155 bhp (116 kW). There have also been rumors about a high-performance Mazdaspeed3, but nothing is official as of yet.

Source: Autovisie
Published Nov 27th, 2012 9:50pm By Michael Gauthier
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BrunoF BrunoF
This looks fantastic, however, i genuinely hope they dont pinch the upper and lower grill so much like this. Make the upper grill a little bit smaller, therefore allowing for a bigger gap between the two grills. Most importantly of all GIVE ME A 263+hp version!! diesel or gas idc, i owned a 2006 mazda3 and it was the best car i ever had. The current iteration was so hideous with its smile i bought a hyundai instead =/ i desperately await the next mazdaspeed3 with kodo styling.
Dec 19th, 2012 6:03pm
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Beybaba Beybaba
I am hoping for something like in the leaked images. Either way it would be better looking than the current frog. How could they come up with a design like that in the first place? After showing all that beautiful concepts like Nagare...
Nov 27th, 2012 11:16pm
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JustinWong JustinWong
BMW F30 Facelift?
Nov 27th, 2012 11:05pm
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