2018 Mazdaspeed 3
In the future market, we will see the coming of Civic Type R and Focus RS which means that it is the sign for Mazda to prepare their new weapon. It is true that Mazda must force their work to the limit by preparing the coming of 2018 Mazdaspeed 3 with the concern on the performance. Its design must be compact with the powertrain upgrades are possible.
The introduction of 2018 Mazdaspeed 3 will show the mid-cycle refresh. In another word, this is a sporty compact hatch that is possible to come out with different look compared to the current lineup. It is a handsome but affordable car that we expect to have frontal fascia that must be kept. The revised headlamps are possible to offer and this will complete the reinforced bumpers for its both sides. A special set of wheels and unique paint job might be available too. We suppose that the new tail-light graphics will be provided for the rear end features different exhaust tips as well as roof-mounted spoiler in larger design for its more proportional look.
2018 Mazdaspeed 3 for the cabin side is still hard to reveal. It is expected to come with special materials such as red stitches that should be carried over. The seats are completed with suede or Alcantara inserts to create contrast look to the stitches and the dashboard can be featured with red cues with aluminum accents. We think that the company will keep the infontainment cluster from Mazda 3 models but some special features can be added such as Bluetooth, iPod integration and USB ports. There are also leather-wrapped shift knob, steering wheel and heated front seats for the top range. About the safety features, we want anti-lock brakes, stability control, mandatory safety system and special Brembo brake calipers. The advanced options can be smart city brake support, forward collision warning, rearview camera, blind-spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alert and lane departure warning.
First of all, it is important to believe to rumors right now that the Regular Skyactive powertrain lineup might be carried over. 2018 Mazdaspeed 3 is also likely to come with the use of 2.5 liter of turbocharged and 4-cylinder engine that is capable to provide the amount of output for about more than 300 hp. This engine output is important in order to deal with the two strong rivals above. Since it is coming out as a performance-oriented car, it is also completed with all-wheel drive configuration and it is important for the company to fix the torque-steer problem in the previous model so this issue doesn’t come again in this future generation. It is a sporty compact car that should go with less than 6-speed manual gearbox. The fuel efficiency is 20 mpg in city and 30 mpg on highway, we guess.
Release Date and Price
The possible price tag can be about $30,000 for 2018 Mazdaspeed 3 and the release date should be sometime in couple next years since everything has not been confirmed officially.