If we are to believe a report from UK magazine Autoexpress, this is what the next generations of the Mazda3 four-door sedan and five-door hatchback may look like when the compact model is presented in the summer of 2013.
Before we move onto the details, here's little bit of background on how the images came to be and what Mazda had to say.
The publication claims it received the pictures in an unmarked envelope and then asked Mazda UK about them. A company spokesperson said that they are "digital renderings" made to display how the new Kodo design language could be applied on the next "3", rather than a real car.
What this means, is that these pictures could be of an early or a late prototype, but most likely, not the final production model.
Either way, the hatchback and sedan versions of the 2014 Mazda3 that are pictured in these scanned renderings are heavily influenced by the design of both the new Mazda6 and the CX-5, which is a good thing if you like cars with a strong styling personality.
Design aside; the new "3" will be the next Mazda model to benefit from a full suite of SKYACTIV technologies, which should translate to a lighter platform and body, and more fuel-efficient gasoline and diesel engines.
Photos Courtesy of Autoexpress