2018 Mazdaspeed 3 Release Date, Specs, Review, Interior – As every car manufacturers has its own version of a speedster or a fast car model, Mazda is no exception to that as well. The new Mazda 3 model just came out this year and is viewed as a highly expected and capable vehicle. But Mazda is preparing to build upon that with the speed variant called the Mazdaspeed 3. But this car is not going to be available soon as it is going to be released by next year as a 2018 model.
It is going to be a completely remodeled vehicle compared to its base version and is going to be aimed for speed. The car is going to make a significant boost in the production department and will feature a lot of upgrades that will generally make it speedy and fast. This is going to be achieved with two different added powertrain options that can be available by choice.
When we haven’t heard about Mazdaspeed for a long time, we thought that this was the end for this vehicle and that the manufacturers are not going to release an update soon and perhaps plane to end the brand for good. It was then that some rumors emerged and gave us some hope that the car may appear in 2018. But the final news about the release date were very pleasing and joyful to us as it announced that the car is going to be released ahead of schedule. Keep reading the review to find out the necessary info about the car.
The redesign of this car is going to features several upgrades. The 2018 Mazdaspeed 3 is going to be enhanced with a new sleek design which will go with the sporty and speedster character of the car. Making the car colorful and sleeker was a primary choice here and it upgrades the base Mazda 3 version in the way that not many people expect it to be. The car is also going to be a bit larger than its previous incarnation and is going to come with new wheels as well. It will use some 18-inch ones, giving it a more imposing presence on the road that way.
Viewing the car from the front you get a sedan-like design but from the back it is a completely different story as the car has a bit of a rounded-shoulder look. This new look actually makes the vehicle a lot more enticing than before. The changed headlamps and taillights also make a lot of difference now suing a light emitting diode concept. The bumper has also been changed, both the front and back one. We a differently styled one it gives the car an interesting sort of a style now. The car also adds some fog lights and sills and this time the car also comes with some new color variants for a cool new look of the 2018 Mazdaspeed 3 car.
The inside of the car is updated with all sorts of luxury new features. The inside of the 2018 Mazdaspeed is not going to be only comfortable and satisfying to be in but also very much useful compared to the previous version. The car is going to come with some updated navigation systems, airbag safety and newer touchscreen for the control of the vehicle. The telescoping steering wheel and the updated pedals and footrests are also a new part and feature of the car which is very good to have with a vehicle like this one. Making the entertainment part of the car much better is the added and updated stereo system which comes with six speakers while you also get an FM radio and a CD player.
Comfort wise, the car makes it with an added and upgraded material package. The car is going to come with some new leather upholsteries that combine with the heated front seats to make the best possible comfort level available in this type of a car. You can adjust the seats and make yourself even comfortable as this is perhaps the highest luxury vehicle produced now. It is good enough to fit 5 people inside and according to the rumors the update that comes after this one will come as a special edition version which will add even more amenities to the car. This is still just a rumor and something that is for now left for the 2018 model year.
As mentioned, there are going to be two powertrain options available for the 2018 Mazdaspeed 3 car. The first one is a 2.5 L Skyactiv-G turbocharged four cylinder engine with an output of 263 hp, while the second version is the 2.3 L turbocharged four cylinder engine which produces 300 hp. Both engine choices come with a 6-speed manual transmission option which enables better acceleration rates, while there is a choice of choosing the automatic version as optional. There is a possibility that an all-wheel drive is being added as well, but nothing to confirm that is still available.
Wheelbase: 103.9 ”
Length: 177.6 ”
Width: 69.7 ”
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 17.0 ft³
Curb weight: 3,281 lbs.
Top Speed: N/A mph
0-60: N/A sec
MPG: 18/25 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: N/A
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
Price and release date
The car is expected to arrive by the end of next year. As there is still much time left to the release of the car, Mazda is still keeping things slow when it comes to making the release date public. The car is going to be offered as a 2018 model so there is a good chance that it becomes available at the end of 2016. The price is also unknown but this part of the 2018 Mazdaspeed 3 is much clearer as it may range from 25,000 to 30,000 dollars per unit. Making a claim on the market are also the 2016 Subaru WRX, Ford Fiesta ST and Focus ST, respectively.
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