Mazda3 2010 Revealed

Hot on the heels of our latest 2010 Mazda3 spy photos, the Japanese automaker today released the first official images of the redesigned sedan. The car will be revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month, Mazda said.

Mazda revealed it's new latest car. let me show you, the new Mazda3 showcases the new styling direction that will eventually spread to the entire Mazda lineup, Laurens van den Acker, Mazda's design chief, said recently. The new Mazda6 arguably kicked off this design language.

The new Mazda3 will ride on the next-generation global Ford Focus C1 platform and is expected to be longer and wider than the current model.

Under the hood, Mazda's MZR line of motors will get a bump in power and further tweaking for fuel savings. The current 2.3-liter motor to be bored out to around 2.5 liters. That should give it a 20-30hp bump from the current 156 hp rating. The 2.0-liter base motor probably won't see an in displacement, but a 10 to 15 horsepower increase is likely.

This all new sport compact was originally due to go on sale sometime in the last half of 2009, but will now hit showrooms in the summer of 2009 as a 2010 model year car.



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