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Spied: 2015 Mazda3 Hatchback Tester in the Wild

A 2015 Mazda3 hatchback prototype has been spotted testing. The Mazda3 is Mazda’s best seller, despite being one of the oldest models in the segment. Look closely at the camouflaged tester and you might be able to see Kodo styling elements.

The current car’s once-smiling face has been replaced with a more aggressive grille and sleeker headlights like those on the CX-5 crossover and 6 sedan. Also visible through the camo is the lower bodyline that kicks up as it travels toward the car’s sleeker taillights.

Details about the chassis haven’t been revealed, but the redesigned Mazda3 is expected to get the automaker’s full suite of Skyactiv technologies that include a lightweight chassis and efficient powertrains. A reworked version of the current car’s platform or a modified version of the CX-5 or 6 could underpin the 2015 Mazda3. While the 2.0-liter Skyactiv gas engine is already available in the current car, the new 2.5-liter Skyactiv gas or 2.2-liter Skyactiv diesel engine are possible for the new model.

Photo Source: KGP Photography

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2013 Mazda Mazda3

2013 Mazda Mazda3

MSRP $19,225 i Sport (Auto) Sedan

EPA MPG:

28 City / 40 Hwy

Safety (IIHS):

Best Pick

Horse Power:

148 @ 6500