The Mazda3 is Getting a New Look for 2014

June 9th, 2013 by

2014 Mazda3With an iconic, smiling grille and great performance, the Mazda3 easily coasted into the number one spot in Mazda’s line-up. It also holds the honor of being one of the most popular choices in the compact four-door and five-door hatchback classes.

Big changes are coming for 2014, though. The 2014 Mazda3 is losing its classic smile, replacing it with a bold grille that ties it more closely with the look of the all-new 2014 Mazda6. There are other similarities the two vehicles share, too, such as streamlined headlights and a long swooping hood. Overall, Mazda’s trademark Kodo design language—a visual philosophy that’s based on the movements of animals—speaks more strongly in the new design.

Since it began production in June of 2003, the Mazda3 has sold over 3.5 million units worldwide, accounting for nearly a third of Mazda’s annual sales.

More Than Just Cosmetic Changes

The Hiroshima-based automaker has made headlines in the auto world with their revolutionary engineering on the 2014 Mazda6. A lighter, stronger frame and a redesigned engine help the Mazda6 to get class leading fuel economy while still providing the space and performance that one would expect from a full-sized sedan.

We’re expecting similar changes on the Mazda3. Mazda is planning to release the model with the choice between two different engine options: a SKYACTIV-G 2.0L and a SKYACTIV-G 2.5L.

The 2014 Mazda3 will also feature Mazda’s new human-machine interface (HMI), a multimedia system that allows drivers to access their tech without ever taking their focus off of the road.

Expect to see the 2014 Mazda3 Soon at Cox Mazda

The third-generation, 2014 Mazda3 will be on sale later this fall. When it does arrive, drivers will be able to find it at Cox Mazda, in Bradenton. Our dealership is located on Cortez Road West, just a quarter mile to the west of the Sweetbay Supermarket. If you would like to test drive the current Mazda3, we encourage you to come to the dealership.