Mazda has started the teasing campaign for its all-new 2019 Mazda3, which the company says will arrive in November.
Since the LA Auto Show and Guangzhou Auto Show are the only major automotive events scheduled for next month, we assume the public debut will take place in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Mazda posted the first teaser video of the new Mazda3 on YouTube and Twitter. Titled “A new era of Mazda begins,” the short film offers a promising glimpse of the new compact model.
We first get to see the rear end of the Mazda3 hatchback and we’re glad to say is resembles the Kai Concept a lot. The dynamic treatment of the C-pillar looks very similar, as does the inclined tailgate and the shape of the rear door window. The slim LED taillights seem to fit the bill as well.
However, Mazda went for conventional door handles instead of the study’s pop-out handles. We can’t say that’s surprising, though.
A sign that Mazda clearly wants us to liken the 3 to the Kai Concept is the fact they’re presented in the same “Soul Red Crystal” body color. There’s also a less revealing second image that shows the front door of another Mazda3. Painted grey, it features door-mounted side mirrors and a sloping waistline. The latter element doesn’t seem to resemble the concept that much.
Unfortunately, that’s all we get to see of the 2019 Mazda3, but we assume the automaker will drop more hints in the coming weeks.