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Old 10-10-2017, 09:50 AM
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Cool Mazda Kai Concept


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Old 10-10-2017, 10:33 AM
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Wow. I like a lot what i see. Someone bringing back the rounded shapes?
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Old 10-10-2017, 06:18 PM
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Hopefully it grows a little this time around, I'm not sure about dimensions but the current 3 feels like a tiny car on the inside.
Also, Mazda needs to get it's act together and match the technology of the other makers. The fact that Apple Car Play/Android Auto are still not offered on any of their cars is embarrassing.
I personally won't buy my next car without it.
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Old 10-10-2017, 07:51 PM
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Hopefully it grows a little this time around, I'm not sure about dimensions but the current 3 feels like a tiny car on the inside.
It doesn't have to grow on the outside. It's the inside that has to grow, a lot. The outside is OK, rather big actually for its segment.
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:01 PM
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Space utilisation has never been a Mazda 3 strong point. Looks promising so far, but hopefully, it's not a another form before function design outcome.
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:08 AM
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It's going to be a mild redesign of the current 3. Look at the CX-5. Expect the same.

I don't like what Mazda has done with the 3. The old model was aggressive and practical with the more upright and usable hatch. It just looks dopey now imo.

We'll see though. I love the new CX-5 and Mazda is currently has the best design sensibilities in the industry, period.
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Old 10-11-2017, 12:45 PM
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It's going to be a mild redesign of the current 3. Look at the CX-5. Expect the same.



We'll see though. I love the new CX-5 and Mazda is currently has the best design sensibilities in the industry, period.
Agree with these points. The Kudo design has aged well (as well as the Kia Tiger Nose); much better than the Ford EVO's IMO.

My only problem w/ the CX5 is the silly wheels they have on the GT version; it's this useless weird black / chrome thing going on. Go back to last years wheels (for GT at least); rest is awesome.
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:24 PM
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It's going to be a mild redesign of the current 3. Look at the CX-5. Expect the same.

I don't like what Mazda has done with the 3. The old model was aggressive and practical with the more upright and usable hatch. It just looks dopey now imo.

We'll see though. I love the new CX-5 and Mazda is currently has the best design sensibilities in the industry, period.
I'll disagree with you on this. I think the current Mazda3, especially in mid and upper trim, is a real winner for Mazda in terms of style, design and quality and i expect it to age as well as the first generation has. The previous 3 became bloated looking and wasn't as handsome from certain angles. Currently Mazda is on a winning formula with all their cars, its a shame Europe doesn't embrace them more overall but that also has to do with the import taxes and overall pricing (i would assume) than local cars too. While this does indeed look like it may be a mild evolutionary take on the outgoing car, i guess if it worked for the German brands for so long it may be OK for Mazda too.
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:32 PM
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Looking forward to the new model. Shape and outline looking quite good.
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Called the Mazda Kai (if we can get a thread name change):

In general, SIGN ME UP. I do wish the grille wasn't so whale-like (that's what the smiley face became on the second-gen 3 and there are too many huge grilles as of late between this, Toyota, Audi, Lexus, etc.) Also despise the rear light graphics.






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