The all-new Mazda3 test mule was caught in olive camouflage on public road.
The new look Mazda3 is taking styling cues from its sporty big sister, the Mazda6. The swooping projector headlamps, angled tail lights and stumpy rear end all ape the bigger Mazda’s look. Mazda3 is a similar story inside too, with features such as heated seats, multi-function steering wheel and a hard drive for mp3 files filtering down from the Mazda6.
The Mazda3 hatch developed on the Ford Focus platform. And it’s undergone a mechanical makeover too, gaining an extra cog and more powerful engines, meaning a six-speed box mated to 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre direct injection engine.