Redesigned 2014 Mazda3 Ready to Make Its Debut this Fall
With the Mazda3 having become the top-selling Mazda model, fans are anxiously awaiting the debut of the 2014 Mazda3, which is set to hit dealerships across the country, including your Mazda dealer in Elgin, sometime this fall.
The newest Mazda3 model is expected to use Mazda’s new “Kodo” design language. In addition, the 2014 3 could become more efficient with the use of SkyActiv engines without sacrificing power. This next-generation model is also expected to shed some weight, making it lighter to contribute to an increase in fuel efficiency. With the combination of these two factors, it should be able to improve upon its current 40 mpg rating. You may also see a diesel engine option added as well.
It’s expected that an updated version of the current 2.0L four-cylinder SkyActiv engine that delivers 155 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque will be under the hood of the 2014 Mazda3. It’s also expected that a 2.5L SkyActiv engine that produces 189 hp will also be offered. The 2.2L diesel engine being considered will offer nearly 170 hp and over 300 lb-ft of torque.
Other changes you’ll see include the flowing lines like with the Mazda CX-5 and the 2014 Mazda6. The Mazda3 will also utilize a more angular designed front fascia with more aggressive headlights to highlight the new design.
In 2012, there were over 120,000 Mazda3 vehicles sold in the United States, which was a significant reason why Mazda sold 277,000 total units. Mazda believes that with what the 2014 Mazda3 has to offer that the company will be able to surpass its goal of 300,000 total units sold for the entire year, something that hasn’t been accomplished since the mid 1990s. Last year’s model was overall the top-selling passenger car.
Test Drive the Current Mazda3 at Biggers Mazda
Our staff at Biggers Mazda in Elgin is just as excited as our customers for the arrival of the 2014 Mazda3. Since it won’t hit our showroom until later in the fall of 2013, customers can stop by our dealership and test drive the 2013 Mazda3 to get an idea for what the next-gen model will be like.