has provided news and an image on the upcoming new generation Mazda 3.
With Mazda making good use of the well balanced Ford Focus platform for the Mazda 3, the new generation model shouldn’t disappoint.
The Ford Focus engine variants are to be sourced and replicated in the new Mazda 3's. Currently engines in the Focus range from 1.4L to 2.0L for the petrol variations and 1.6L to 2.2L for the diesel variations. The performance MPS model for Mazda will source the same five-cylinder turbo engine from the Focus ST, and will deliver around 250bhp to the wheels.
The new generation Mazda 3 is expected to go on a diet, using lightened materials, and adding to the sporty dynamics much like the current Mazda 2 did with its predecessor.
Glancing across the updated Mazda range, we see trends in the use of better materials and improved ergonomic design. Expect no less in the new generation 3 which will surly boast Mazda’s zoom-zoom styling appeal.
The new generation Mazda 3 is expected to arrive in 2009.