This is the all-new Mazda 3, which just debuted here on the eve of the 2018 LA Auto Show.
When I first saw the pictures of this car, I wasn't really sure if I liked what Mazda was doing.
But Now that I see it in the sheet metal, I'm really digging the simplified version of Mazda's Koto design language.
Particularly the hatchback, which culminates this design at the rear end with these really beefy seat pillars.
I mean, this thing's thick with two Cs, if you know what I mean.
Now, here's what you need to know about the new Mazda 3. Under the hood, it's gonna be powered by a SkyActiv-g engine that sends power to the front wheels, but For the first time ever it'll also be available with all wheel drive when it arrives in the states in 2019.
Later that year, it'll also be one of the first vehicles available with Mazda's new Skyactiv-X engine technology.
That's really cool.
It's sort of a combination of a gasoline engine that works like a diesel with a little bit of supercharger and mild hybrid tossed in for flavor.
We note it out super deep over on theroadshow.com about how that engine works.
Check it out there, and while you're there be sure to check out the rest of our coverage of the 2018 [UNKNOWN].