Mazda to debut all-new 3 at LA Auto Show

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Japanese firm will showcase fourth-generation model this month, with saloon and hatchback forms set to make an appearance

Mazda has confirmed an all-new 3 will be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

A teaser image suggests the fourth-generation 3 will be displayed in both hatchback and saloon form, although no further details have been revealed.

Previously, Mazda released a video stating the car would usher in ‘a new era’ for the firm. While it hasn’t said what this means exactly, it’s likely to be the debut of a new engine technology that the Japanese manufacturer has been developing.

‘Skyactiv-X’ petrol engines are claimed to bring the efficiency of a diesel engine to the lower-polluting fuel. Mazda says it will allow drivetrains to develop around 10 to 30 per cent more torque than its current Skyactiv-G offerings while improving fuel economy by approximately one-fifth.

It has already stated that while all-electric powertrains are planned, its focus will remain on internal combustion engines for the foreseeable future. It predicts that 95 per cent of its vehicles sold in 2030 will use a hybrid system.

Expect to hear more about the fourth-generation Mazda3 on November 28, when the LA show opens to the press. Public days begin on November 30 and run until December 9.

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