2015 Mazda3 Presents Itself
June 19th, 2013 8:59 PM Share
Every time we see images of the 2015 Mazda3, it looks better and better. This one, which appeared on a Russian site via Jalopnik, is the clearest image we have yet. It looks like a lower, more compact CX-5. Hopefully it’s not as slow. Mazda is apparently set to reveal the car in New York on June 26th with a streaming webcast via Xbox Live.
Published June 19th, 2013 8:59 PM
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It’s heartening to see all the complaints about the beltline and obvious lack of visibility this car will have. I couldn’t agree more. It's also good to see some primatological humor in a TTAC headline.
It doesn't look bad but but the gigantic c pillar and the ridiculously high beltline for rear passengers will most likely make for poor visibility and a claustrophobic interior (which most likely will be black on black).
I'm driving my second 3s hatch, my lease is over soon, all they need is to keep up with the same driving qualities, this is the #1 reason for getting this car for the second time, I don't really care about "the face", I also drove all the cars in this category and price range, the only one that came close is the Focus but I'm not into getting annoyed with that stupid A/T, also, I'm using manual mode very often, it's just perfect in the Mazda.
As a Protege5 owner looking for an upgrade I have had very high hopes for this car. But judging by the renderings and spy shots I don't think this will be the knockout that it could/should be. Mazda has all the ingredients with the CX5 and 6, but it appears they have incorporated too many of the design mistakes from the 2 into this. Practically, the rear visibility and cargo room will be atrocious, MUCH worse than my current car. My only (Mazda) hope after this will be crossing my fingers that they bring the 6 wagon to the States. This looks like it will be a mistake. Will they really go with controversial styling after the smiley grill of the last 3?