2019 Mazda 3 Coming Soon
We're at that point where most of the 2019 model year cars, trucks and SUVs that are carrying over or getting relatively mild refreshes are pretty much out in the open already. It means the ones that haven’t yet been officially launched are likely to be much more substantial updates or even entirely new models. The 2019 Mazda 3 will be an all-new fourth-generation of the popular compact car, but from what we've seen and heard so far it seems the name is one of the few things that won’t be changing from the current car.
Is It Likely to Be Worth Waiting For?
There's probably only one thing the new Mazda 3 will have going against it when it finally gets its official reveal, probably at the LA Auto Show to be held from November 30th - December 9th, and that's its body style. In some ways that's a little ironic as from what we've been shown so far, the new fourth-generation Mazda 3 looks like it could be one of the most visually stunning cars on the road when it finally goes on sale. With the increased popularity of the crossover and pickup trucks, this will be a non-challenge. The 2019 Mazda 3 model should have an adverse impact, reversing the longstanding decline in the sales of hatches and sedans.
What we Know
Like the rest of the Mazda range, the new Mazda 3 is going to be going upmarket a little. It will have a more stylish interior featuring plenty of soft-touch materials and the overall feeling of quality is expected to rise significantly and considering how good the interior is at the moment that really will be impressive for a car at this kind of price point. Like a lot of new releases recently, the new model will incorporate a whole host of the latest technologies in terms of standard and available equipment. As well as all those safety features resulting from manufacturers' development of driverless vehicle technology we're getting used to seeing, perhaps the most important new tech will be the engine under the hood of the Mazda.
SkyActiv-X is the new Mazda engine technology featuring what the automaker refers to as Spark Controlled Compression Ignition, or SCCI. While regular spark plugs are used for combustion inside the engine, this new technology also allows for a switch over to a diesel-style compression system. What this means in practice is an engine that performs like a gasoline unit while delivering the kind of fuel economy normally associated with a diesel.
What Exactly Will it Look Like?
Until we see it in production form there's always the possibility it could be watered down from the simply stunning Kai concept the new Mazda 3 is supposed to be based upon. But if Mazda has stayed brave and comes out with the new model looking almost unmolested from the Kai concept, the Japanese automaker could well have a massive worldwide hit on its hands with this one.
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