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2014 Mazda3 leaked?

 2014 Mazda3 leaked?
2014 Mazda3 leaked image? 03.6.2013

Set to go on sale later this year

Several purported pictures of the 2014 Mazda3 have surfaced online.

Apparently taken from a Japanese magazine, the images reveal a sporty looking hatchback with a Kodo design that echoes the Mazda6. Notable styling highlights include a prominent grille, sweptback headlights and muscular front fenders. The rear end is less cohesive but features a tailgate-mounted spoiler, wraparound taillights and a dual-exhaust system.

Little is known about the model but is expected to ride on the same platform that underpins the CX-5. This should result a lower curb and improved fuel efficiency.

Engine options remain unconfirmed, but the US-spec model is expected to be offered a 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit that produces 155 hp (116 kW). There could also be a more powerful 2.5-liter engine as well as a Mazdaspeed variant, but nothing is official as of yet.

Source: Autotribute
Published Jun 3, 2013 7:00 pm By Michael Gauthier
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Comments (11)

 Gile Gile
Front is ok, the rear of the car I don't like
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June 4, 2013 8:09 am
 Han Solo Han Solo
Very Nice...but I'm still in Love with the New Mazda 6..it's a shame they don't have a Good Warranty Package (only 3 Years)...come on Mazda... Kia's giving 5 years with Unlimited Mileage...Unlimited!!!
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June 4, 2013 5:29 am
 N20_Purge N20_Purge
Very nice design, hopefully reflective of this car's sporty nature.
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June 4, 2013 2:19 am
 DBaskov DBaskov
The back looks a bit like Subaru, the front on the other hand looks great!
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June 4, 2013 12:16 am
 PAA PAA
I don't like Mazda's front grill. It spoils the car's excellent design
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June 4, 2013 12:08 am
 kevoluetion kevoluetion
The rear looks bland compared to the front
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June 3, 2013 11:20 pm
 pzxpjy pzxpjy
Looks significantly more upscale. Especially when compare to the cheap looking Civic sedan
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June 3, 2013 7:49 pm
 peterjames7 peterjames7
Back looks like lancer hatchback....the first gen was the best looking this is justcthe same as hyundai or nissans designs
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June 3, 2013 7:46 pm
 BimmerE36 BimmerE36
Looks very good
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June 3, 2013 7:37 pm
 HEPennypacker HEPennypacker
finally a shapely design to match the sporty driving dynamics.
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June 3, 2013 7:22 pm
 Siawa Siawa
Loving Mazda's Design Direction!
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June 3, 2013 7:14 pm