Mazda has pulled the covers off the new 2019 Mazda3, and we already know that the cars will have new tech to woo buyers. Mazda says that its KODO design is applied to the sedan hood, cabin, and trunk and is meant to evoke elegance and sleekness. The horizontal flow of the car accentuates the wide, and low stance with a calmness says Mazda.
The hatchback version of the Mazda3 is meant to be sporty and more emotional with aggressive body sides and C-pillars. The top of the hatchback is meant to suggest speed and helps to express a powerful presence. Hatchback buyers have an exclusive Polymetal Gray color available Mazda says “fuses the hard appearance of metal with the glossy, smoothness of plastic to create an entirely new expression of style.”
Inside both versions of the Mazda3 get an all-new 8.8-inch MAZDA Connect Infotainment screen. An 8-speaker sound system is standard along with a 7-inch gauge cluster, LED headlights and taillights, Bluetooth phone and audio support, HD radio, remote keyless entry, push-button ignition, electric parking brake, knee airbags, rearview camera, and dual USB ports.
New interior options include Greige leatherette with the cool tones of gray with soft-feel of beige. The hatchback has an exclusive red leather color. The sedan comes standard with 16-inch wheels, cloth, and power windows. The hatchback comes standard with a rear roof spoiler, 18-inch wheels, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.
Option packages for the sedan include Select, Preferred, and Premium. The Hatchback gets Preferred and Premium package. The cars are also offered with i-ACTIV all-wheel drive, and the only engine is a SKYACTIV-G 2.5L option making 186hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. The base transmission is a 6-speed manual with an available 6-speed automatic. Pricing for the hatchback starts at $23,600 with sedan pricing starting at $21,000. Loaded premium package AWD with an automatic starts at $28,900 for the hatch and $27,900 for the sedan.