Here’s our first unofficial look at the next generation Mazda3, due next summer as a 2014 model. We can’t be sure these pictures are 100 percent real, but every detail seems to be just right. The new KODO face is unmistakable, and the profile of the car, in both sedan and hatchback forms, suggests it’s a Mazda3.
On the whole the new 3 looks a bit less Samurai than the current model. The smiley face is gone and in place of that you get Mazda’s new corporate look with the big grille and fancy headlights. It is a good design, but it looks almost exactly the same on every new Mazda. The new CX-5, the new Mazda6, and more recently the CX-9, they all look the same from the front.
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