Test drive with the new Mazda 3-KODO
The new Mazda 3 has recently been released and is making significant changes to the Japanese automaker's compact model. The Mazda 3 was already arguably the nicest hatchback on the market, but the Japanese have taken the next step. The changes are great, the results are visible in all chapters.
The exterior follows the KODO design language, and if the old model was cute, I don't overdo it if I say the new Mazda 3 is impressive looking. The new model comes with more fluid lines, sharp edges and new design elements. The headlights and taillights have been redesigned and the proportions are more balanced. The windshield spray nozzles disappeared from the hood and were installed on the wiper arms. Nothing should spoil the harmony of KODO's design.
Most of the exterior chrome elements are now made from glossy black plastic, and the Mazda 3 has earned extra points in the head of displayed sportiness.
Despite the fact that the dimensions are almost identical (it has lost 10 mm in length and 30 mm in height), the model has more balanced proportions than the old version. It gained 25mm on a wheelbase, but lost 14 liters in trunk size. At the same time, the new model is more complicated, which means that the 2-liter petrol power unit has lost from the impact.