Last post on Oct 28, 2013 at 7:07 PM
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Mazda MAZDA3, Hatchback, Sedan
#9276 of 9328 Re: 2013 Modifications [autonomous]
Sep 11, 2012 (9:36 am)
The next Mazda3 redesign will be the 2014-2015 model from what I have heard.
The 2013 will look the same as the 2012, but with a variety of added equipment, some of which were features many complained it lacked on the i models for 2012. All of that has already been discussed already. Possible that Mazda is listening to forum members?
I have heard nothing about a diesel for the Mazda3.
#9277 of 9328 Re: 2013 Modifications [aviboy97]
Sep 11, 2012 (9:52 am)
It'd be nice if they are listening to us. Always nice to know when a company is actually listening to its customers, unlike some others ("Americans don't buy hatchbacks!" my a**).
I had heard that the full-up redesign would be in 2014, but I did NOT hear if it would be M.Y. 2014 or M.Y. 2015. Doesn't matter to me except as a possible date to trade in my 2013, but I'm personally hoping it's M.Y. 2015. That would give the current generation car a five year lifespan, which sounds just about right. Though I wouldn't blame Mazda for pushing it out to 6 years to save a little money.
#9278 of 9328 Re: 2013 Modifications [bpizzuti]
Sep 12, 2012 (6:32 am)
I have no idea what Mazda intends on doing for the next Mazda3. I would not be surprised if it were a 2015 introduced in early 2014. That is what is happening with the 2014 Mazda6 (early 2013) and 2013 CX-5 (early 2012).
What we do know is that we are at least a year away from any details.
#9279 of 9328 Future Mazda models [aviboy97]
Sep 12, 2012 (7:00 am)
What is your sense of Mazda's overall strategy for the North American marketplace?
Do you believe that its Mexican plant would likely serve US & Canadian demand in addition to that of Mexico and South America?
I think Americans and Canadians will be seeing Mexican Mazdas on dealer lots by 2015. The high value of the yen is probably the Achilles heel for many Japanese automakers and the impetus for moving production closer to distribution.
#9280 of 9328 Re: Future Mazda models [autonomous]
Sep 12, 2012 (8:49 am)
That'd be nice, I'd love to see Mazda move more production here, and get away from the yen some. Mostly I'd just love to see Mazdas built in North America.
#9281 of 9328 Re: Future Mazda models [autonomous]
Sep 12, 2012 (11:19 am)
I think it is obvious that with the current construction of a new assembly facility in Mexico that their intent is to feed North America with vehicles at a higher profit margin and quicker production-to-showroom turn around.
I have not heard what they intend to build there. I would assume Mazda3's would be a good choice considering 1/3 of all Mazda's sold here are Mazda3's.
#9282 of 9328 Additional info: color changes
Sep 18, 2012 (5:17 am)
Sky blue is being dropped (booo!)
Velocity Red is being added (yaaay!)
Indigo Lights will now be available with a black interior, and I'm thinking that's my favorite color combo now, it'll minimize the grin without being a grey color.
Black would be #2, followed by Velocity Red. I really don't like the beige interior setup.
#9283 of 9328 Re: Additional info: color changes [bpizzuti]
Sep 18, 2012 (6:17 am)
Velocity Red is being added... WHERE???
#9284 of 9328 Re: Additional info: color changes [backy]
Sep 18, 2012 (6:32 am)
Ahh, yes, sorry, all of the above applies to the SkyActiv trims. The only trims that truly matter anymore, heh.
#9285 of 9328 Re: Additional info: color changes [bpizzuti]
Sep 18, 2012 (7:21 am)
So, I could get a Skyactiv Sport sedan or i Touring hatch in Velocity Red? Sweet! That's my favorite color on the Mazda3!