All-New 2019 Mazda3 Teased Again, LA Auto Show World Debut Confirmed

When Mazda released the first teaser video of the all-new Mazda3 last month, it said that the debut will take place in November.

Now we know exactly when that will happen, as the Japanese carmaker has confirmed the Los Angeles Auto Show (November 30-December 9) as the venue for the world debut of its new compact models.

We use the plural because, as you can see in the teaser photo released with the announcement, the 2019 Mazda3 will debut simultaneously as a four-door sedan and five-door hatchback.

The automaker says the 2019 model marks the beginning of a whole new generation of Mazda cars “that will deliver new dimensions of driving joy to customers around the world.”

The fourth-generation Mazda3 will use the new SkyActiv-Vehicle Architecture which is said to be stronger and provide better ride quality. Mazda says the new platform “enables people to make the most of their natural sense of balance,” suggesting intuitive handling characteristics.

The new model will also pack the latest SkyActiv engines. Mazda doesn’t get into details, but says the new powertrains “offer responsive control of vehicle speed in any driving situation.”

We do know that one of the new power plants will be the SkyActiv-X gasoline engine featuring Spark Controlled Compression Ignition. The 2.0-liter unit is expected to deliver around 190 horsepower and 170 lb-ft (230Nm) of peak torque.

Styling-wise, the all-new Mazda3 adopts “a richer interpretation” of the carmaker’s Kodo design philosophy.

The teaser photo partially reveals that the hatchback will be the more emotional model, adopting design cues from last year’s Kai Concept. As for the sedan, it appears to go for a more traditional design, allowing Mazda to shoot two birds with one stone.

The official drawings we brought you last month revealed that the interior will carry influences from the Kai study as well. Expect the all-new Mazda3 to go on sale globally in the first half of 2019.

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  • Mike anonymous

    Hope this helps. This is certainly shaping up to be something. Mazda had better impress with the front end of this vehicle, because as for the rest of the car, I very much so like what I am seeing.

    Also it seems to me like Mazda is ditching those old clunky mirrors for something new. Just take a look at the sedan variant. The mirrors are not coming from the door (so maybe they are ‘wing’ styled like the concept). Also I do like the seamless glass windows, opposed to the matte plastic on prior generations..

    A lot is riding on this and I believe it would be in Mazda’s best interest for their future to certainly (with these new models).. impress

  • Galaxium

    Rear end seems like it will look like a disappointment. Front end will probably be much nicer.

    • Bash


  • ThatGuy

    So the rear pillar will obscure your view and you will have a slightly above avergae boot on the hatch with tight head room. Sedan tight head room.

    However the HCCI engine and ride comfort will be superb.
    I sort of want one.

    • MarkoS

      Have you been in them?

      • ThatGuy

        Yes i have and i really like them(Sedan & Hatch). ANd yeah i know in the current version there is enough head room, but it is enough not epic. My comment is based on the fact that these new roof lines are even more swooping. Plus while the current gen slopes the down side is the seats are lower meaning my knees, and with taller people if you dont watch getting out you hit your head(rear of the car). up front its better but not in total.

        Based on the images it might be a bit more restrictive, i could be wrong when it launches, but this is based on what i see at present

  • ast00

    That c pillar blind spot can hide an entire semi truck and I love it.

    • MarkoS

      Have you Sat in it?

    • PhilMcGraw

      It will most likely come with safety features standard for that reason alone.

    • Eric

      No such thing as a blind spot if you know how to set up your mirrors and can turn your head a bit. Unless your rear window is completely opaque (before some smartass dip$#!t types it).

      • ast00

        That is true, but also unimportant.
        Changing lanes and cutting someone off really isn’t an issue.

        Parking however can be. Especially when it’s dark outside. Sometimes you just can’t see smaller objects in the dark in the mirrors as well as you can through a big window.

        I still don’t mind this design. Just staring facts.

  • Sean Sweeney


    • Jason Miller

      Unless you live where it snows, you don’t need it.

      • Sean Sweeney

        Optional… i-ACTIV with G-Vectoring Control Plus makes it hella fun

      • no25

        that’s the stupidest thing ive ever heard. ^

        • Jason Miller

          In dry conditions on a normal car it’s just added weight and hurts MPG. Not so stupid.

  • ErnieB

    These will be a hit.. especially the hatch..

  • klowik

    Mazda should give it a bit thicker paint to make the shine last longer..

    • FlameWater

      Silly don’t you know they use less paint to make the car weigh less 😀

  • javier

    lame cars , lame company- no speed variants no care

    • Jason Miller

      190hp N/A is nothing to sneeze at.

      • SteersUright


  • erly5

    Will no doubt be the best looking car in it’s segment.

  • Nordschleife

    Normally I’d be more interested in the sedan but the hatch (maybe it’s the Soul red) is the one that has me revved up.

    Hopefully your interior is up to par and if so, you might just have a blockbuster on your hands.

    • willhaven

      If the interior is anything like the CX9 or Mazda6, it will be a class leader.

  • MarkoS

    Wow, so far the concept is translating very nicely to production. One has to remember where this car sits in the market and the realities of production. it is not going to look as great as the concept. I see a lot of attention to detail here, fine design details that are just lacking in most cars. The Alpha-esque detail in the body and tail lights. The nice kinked and cut-off chrome detail on the hatch rear window. So far I am very impressed. I think this will also mark the return of a more mature Speed3. I would like to see AWD optional across the board, I think this is key for cars to steal a few people away from crossovers. I also hope for some substantial advances in noise isolation. For the Speed3 I would like to see something that competes with the Golf-R, but undercuts it on price. Still loving my 2010 MS3, I got it off the truck the day it came in. Nice work Mazda.

  • willhaven

    Brazil is the poorest?

    • Ilbirs

      Venezuela is now the poorest. In other times, it used to have the highest per capita income of this part of the world due to oil production.

  • Dennis Scipio

    I do like the sedan’s looks but the hatchback’s c-pillar is not my taste.

    • Bob

      It’s alright bro. The Nissan Juke is still out there.

      • sinfoman


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    • MarkoS

      Better than the concept in some ways, the door cut-line and over-all shape is more voluptuous.

  • Jason Miller

    Mazdaspeed, maybe. Standard car, no.

  • Sean Sweeney
    • no25

      and why are you posting this?

  • Sean Sweeney
  • Sean Sweeney
    • SteersUright

      Goooooood lord thats beautiful.

    • Nordschleife

      I’d move away from German coupes for this.


    White people and their arrogant pride

    • Bob

      Where are these arrogant white people?

      • EL CHAPO

        Right here

  • Rot

    Sexy like Alfa

  • I love the sedan but the hatchback is ugly.

    • Mind Synthetic

      you haven’t even seen ether one yet. unless you work for Matsuda.

    • Six_Tymes

      maybe this new one wont be, I hope.

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    Love it so far!

  • SteersUright

    The hatch is so good looking and in the days of boring Golf R’s, hideous Civic Type R’s, and boy racer looking Focus RS, they’d kill it with a properly beautiful, sorted MazdaSpeed3 hatch.

  • Paul

    I like what I see. This looks promising and there are many others out there that are of questionable looks IMO.

  • MarketAndChurch

    That’s the sexiest back I’ve seen on a car in some time.

  • Sean Sweeney
  • Carmelo Van Cabboi

    True cool to be true!!! The hatchback could become the sexier car in the world after the Giulia

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