2019 Mazda3’s Digital Gauge Cluster Looks Promising In Leaked Images

Images have leaked online purportedly showing the fully digital gauge cluster of the next-generation 2019 Mazda3.

Published by Chinese news outlet PCAuto, the images reveal that the hatchback’s cluster will have two different configurations. The first of these configurations includes a large central dial with the tachometer and a digital readout of the speed in the middle. This gauge is then flanked by two smaller circles which display the water temperature and the time.

The second configuration is dramatically different and has two equally-sized circular gauges displaying the tachometer and speedometer.

As Autoblog notes, the steering wheel, buttons, stalks, and instrument panel surround all appear unchanged from the existing model. Despite these familiar parts, the inclusion of a digital gauge cluster transforms the entire cabin and makes the car feel much more premium.

It’s not just the cabin where Mazda designers have implemented serious changes. For example, the hatchback will be available with the firm’s advanced Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) Skyactiv-X engine which will boost torque between 10 and 30 per cent and improve fuel economy by 25 per cent over the current 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G powertrain.

The new Mazda3 is set to land in dealerships worldwide next year. An all-wheel drive version may even be offered to U.S. customers.

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  • Six_Tymes

    I would give almost anything if the dash no longer has the pop up nav screen design, and its finally integrated. Please Mazda, change that design.

    • Matthijs

      Integrated would be a more bulky design and Mazda wants to keep it slim and clean..

      • salamOOn

        maybe Audi TT like integrated?

      • W manix

        Audi isnt? 🙂

    • pjl35

      It’s a major automotive trend right now…it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

      • M-B is changing that design element…see the S-E Classes…

        • pjl35

          …MB has been doing that for years, so it’s hardly new for them. Meanwhile, we’re seeing the tablet set up debut in Fords, Hondas, Nissans, Kia, Hyundai etc. Trust me, the pop-up look is going to be around for a while.

      • W manix

        Was. Integrated is the new trend.

        • pjl35

          Lol you have no idea what you’re talking about. A trend isn’t over when cars are still debuting with it: look at the Corolla hatch, upcoming Altima, etc etc.

          • Sean James

            Actually, Mazda is completely shifting away from the pop up look, admitting that today it sells cars because perception leads the desire, but Mazda already sees that it’s not cool when everyone is doing it and is going to integrate it better than anyone has before, on the next M3. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0a3cd06a0d5333c4aafbc49d61dc93110998e217b79e3b4cf91a86ccedb23334.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/508636ec1ff9b427be608d6a785827f05c73bb2ecc593701f42330b6127f8abd.jpg

          • pjl35

            Meanwhile Kia, Nissan, Ford, Hyundai and others are just getting started with it…

          • SteersUright

            Dammit that is one SEXY interior. So simple, gorgeous, and classy, like a fine watch.

          • W manix

            haha. Since when did the work horse japanese brands start trends? pls try harder.

          • pjl35

            i didn’t say they STARTED the trend. pls read better.

          • Will E Vormer

            lol do you even know what a Trend is? It’s about the latest fashion, not a continuation of an idea. When Tata are still sticking dash mounted tablets on indian people cars you’ll still think its ‘the trend’

          • pjl35

            clearly i can’t argue with stupid.

    • W manix

      agree 100%, I want it to be like the concept. Sadly in one shot you can catch a glimpse of the pop up screen, altho it’s possible mazda are using a ‘mule’ to test.

    • SteersUright

      Agreed! It looks awful in every car that has that tacked-on-top-of-the-dash look, including the lates MB’s especially.

  • Matthijs

    But still no satnav in it..

    • pjl35

      There are only two pics of the screen; we have no idea what else it can do. Let’s wait until it’s revealed…

  • danno

    Meh, was the first thing I thought when looking at the cluster.
    Upper optioned Kia Sorentos do a great job with center cluster LCD.

  • HUBEMX

    It a nice addition the digital gauge cluster but Mazda promises android auto – apple carplay two years ago!. Common Mazda!

  • Issac Su

    It’s replacement parts from China, Please check the report source carefully.

  • TheHake

    But no navigation map in the instrument display?

  • :/ Yurr

    This cluster should have looked more like the Mazda 6 cluster the new one..

  • Kate E

    oh look, it’s a Lexus LFA tach. Fake news.

  • uS’gedlemba

    “2019 Mazda3’s Digital Gauge Cluster Looks Promising” …promising of?

    • choc0bo

      promising AF.

  • Going on a limb here but considering Mazda and Toyota have the current technology partnership, this looks like very similar to what Lexus have. So, if this dash were true and if we’d see this in possibly the next 3, could it also reflect expectations to lookout for in future Toyotas too?

  • ctk4949

    Nice!! Now add Android Auto!!

  • Youredumb

    If they make an AWD version with the mazda 6 engine, i’m definitely signing up..
    I know its a reach for the mazda 6 turbo, but a guy can dream.
    Even if they don’t do the mazda 6 engine but make it awd i’m deeply interested.

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    Damn….. 😀

  • W manix

    very overdue! Hopefully the infotainment set up gets a carplay overhaul too.

  • Will E Vormer

    urban living? lol how picky. Go to Collins and look it up. “A trend is a change or development towards something new or different.”

    • pjl35

      like i said, i can’t argue with stupid. the “urban” living phrase was an example of usage, genius.

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