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    Rumorpile: What We Know On The Next Mazda3

    William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    September 25, 2012

    Mazda is in a bit of bind in the U.S. Marketplace with profit and sales falling and falling. To help fight back, Mazda has been in the process of launching new models (CX-5 and the upcoming Mazda6). Now, some new information has come out for Mazda's most important model, the Mazda3.

    Car & Driver reports that the next 3 will utilize the same lightweight platform as the CX-5 crossover. Power will also come from the CX-5, a 2.0L SKYACTIV four-cylinder with 155 HP. There is speculation that diesel engine could make its way under the hood of the 3.

    The next-generation 3 will drop the smiley face on the current model and utilize the Kodo design language. Inside, the 3 will have a strong resemblance to the interiors of Mazda's latest vehicles.

    The 3 will be produced in a new factory in Mexico, helping Mazda avoid some of the strong Japanese Yen.

    Source: Car & Driver

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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    How much and where is this speculation coming from about the SkyActiv-D making it under the hood of the 3? If they do happen to do that this definitely puts this car near the top of the Future Buy list.

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    If the red car is close to being true since they say it is a artist rendering then it will be a huge improvement as the black large ass smile face was a total loss on this product line. I have hated the large face car makers have been putting on the cars.

    Yet this is a company on a slow death with a who cares product line with a terrible marketing program. People still do not grasp the skyactive technology and it really says nothing about being a green car.

    They need to get a real marketing person to focus on what really communicates to the buyers.

    Their Zoom Zoom program I think did more than this skyactive program will ever do for selling cars.

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