Mazda concept points to next-gen 3
Mazda’s line-up at the forthcoming Tokyo Motor Show will include the debut of two new concepts, covering future product and design directions.
Teased in newly published images, the concepts include a preview of the next-generation Mazda3, built on the brand’s Skyactiv vehicle architecture and powered by Mazda’s recently announced Skyactiv-x petrol engine family that will use compression ignition to bring similar or better fuel efficiency than its current diesels.
Also making its debut will be a four-door saloon that gives a glimpse of Mazda’s future design strategy, building on the KODO design language that debuted on the Mazda CX-5 in 2012.
The Tokyo line-up will also include the CX-8 three-row crossover SUV with major upgrades to the Skyactiv-D 2.2 clean diesel, as well as a special edition Mazda MX-5 Red Top. Although the CX-8 will be on sale in Japan in December, the brand has not announced whether the models will make it to the UK or Europe.