The fourth-generation Mazda3 adopts a matured Kodo design, which has received recognition around the world, most recently as the winner of the 2020 World Car Design of the Year. Taking inspiration from Japanese aesthetics, Mazda adopted a “less is more” approach when designing the Mazda3, focusing on what is essential to the car’s form.
Mazda3 2.5 Turbo receives numerous enhancements that complement the powertrain — resulting in a vehicle that is impressively sophisticated with an intriguing edge. The Mazda3 2.5 Turbo has available details such as heated leather-wrapped steering wheels with paddle shifters, gloss black heated door mirrors, larger tail pipes and chrome interior accents to offer a statement of sharply refined style.
The sedan has a gloss black lower front bumper and now offers the same finish for the front grille. Also new for the sedan are 18-inch black aluminum alloy wheels and, with the Premium Plus package, a gloss black rear lip spoiler. Furthering this sleek design element for the hatchback with the Premium Plus package is a gloss black front air dam and rear roof spoiler.
Additionally, frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror with available, heated seats, available leather seats and a “TURBO” badge in chrome on the rear of the vehicle and in red on the engine cover finish off the vehicle’s impressive and thorough styling.
Alluding to the fourth generation Mazda3’s premium aesthetic are executions of technology and design completed with intentional minimalism — creating an interior and beautiful and the exterior. While an 8.8-inch large center display could feel like a digital intrusion, Mazda has integrated the display seamlessly into the car’s minimalist dashboard design.
As well, a seven-inch projected digital gauge maintains Mazda’s timeless design but is benefited by a reconfigurable display to provide the driver with more useful details, such as speed limits and diagnostic
The craftsmanship of Mazda3 goes beyond the vehicle’s pleasing silhouette and intentionally subtle, yet beautiful, details. The craftsmanship is human-centric — meaning that every detail is the result of careful study of the human form so as to help develop the ideal driving position. Practically speaking, this comes to life by harmonizing seat, body structure and chassis tuning around the fundamentals of human balance. Mazda has studied human posture to help develop a seating position that feels natural and helps the driver feel connected to the vehicle.
With the driver’s seat aligned to the human form, Mazda developed a heavier pedal custom-tuned for the higher acceleration of the turbo engine. Combined with a smooth and responsive powertrain and suspension, the vehicle mimics the same kinds of motions as human legs and walking to create a more natural feeling. Meanwhile, the brake pedal focuses on using the calf muscle for a consistent effort or push that aligns with the driver’s expected deceleration — ideally creating a direct and intuitive feeling of control. This reduces the need for unnecessary in and out or holding position actions, which can fatigue the muscle in the leg.
Each of these elements work together to create an impressively crafted vehicle that uses design both to intrigue the eye and improve the drive.