2016 Mazda 3 Specs and Release Date

One of the best selling small cars is ready to see the light of the day. It is a 2016 Mazda 3 which will get new design and some new features.

Changes and redesign of exterior

2016 Mazda 3 will be one of the best in its class. It will undergo some modifications and improvements so it will be even more attractive. According to the latest rumors, it should appear lighter than before because of the usage of aluminum and carbon fiber in its construction. Therefore, new Mazda will have better performance and aerodynamics. As far as the exterior look is concerned, we will see small but noticeable changes in its design. First of all, the front end will be redesigned with a new grille and revised bumper and hood. It will also get a pair of head lights which will be longer and more angular. So, the whole body will look more aggressive and powerful. Rear and head lamps will use LED lighting. It will also get larger wheels and high performance tires. It might be offered with new exterior colors too.

2016 Mazda 3 front

Design of interior

Speaking of the interior, 2016 Mazda 3 will get nicely designed and comfortable cabin. It will provide enough space and will able to welcome five passengers. It will be made of quality materials such as leather, soft plastics and chrome. It will be equipped with modern features. Some of them will be a seven-inch touch screen display, Bluetooth, USB, great audio system etc. New Mazda will be provided with many safety systems as well. Those are rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and many others.

2016 Mazda 3 cabin

2016 Mazda 3 engines and transmission

When it comes to the powertrain, 2016 Mazda 3 should be powered with several engines. One option will be a 2.0- liter SkyActiv engine. It will be able to produce around 155 horsepower. Another option will be a 2.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine. This engine should generate more than 300 horsepower. Speaking of the transmission, engine will be mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox. It will be offered with all-wheel drive.

2016 Mazda 3 rear view

Release date and price

It is still not revealed when 2016 Mazda 3 will appear on the market. However, rumors say that it will be sometime in late 2015, or in early 2016. As for the price, it is expected to be around $18,000 for the base model.

 

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