Next Generation 2010 Mazda3 Sedan Spy Photos & More

2010 Mazda3 Prototype Spy Picture The current version of Mazda3 has been in service for past five years. So as expected, Mazda is busy preparing the second generation Mazda3 which will be launched in spring of 2009 as a 2010 model. The spy photos you see here are of the new Mazda3 prototype being tested. Heavy camoflage hides much of the model, however the overall body profile is quite visible and appears to have a more aggressive stance.

The car, when it’s revealed in a few months, hopefully at 2008 Paris Auto Show will share design cues from its sporty big brother, the Mazda6. This saloon shows off a sportier outline, and under the camouflage, there appears to be projector headlamps, new aggressive tail-lights and dual exhaust pipes.

The new Mazda3 sedan just like the hatchback will sit on the next-generation Ford Focus C1 platform and will be longer and wider than the current car. Under the bonnet of the new Mazda3 expect a revised version of the successful 2.0-litre engine, bringing improvements to power and, crucially, slight reductions in fuel consumption. The sportier version of the Mazda3 is likely to adopt the 2.5-litre engine from the latest Mazda6. These will be mated to a new six-speed transmission system as opposed to the five-speed found in the current generation.

Source: Drive
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2010 Mazda3 Prototype Spy Picture
2010 Mazda3 Prototype Spy Picture

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