On October 27, 2019, THACO – the distributor of Mazda brand in Vietnam – officially unveiled the new generation of the Mazda3 C-class car in Vietnam. According to the plan, 2020 Mazda3 will be launched to Vietnamese customers on November 4, 2019. Therefore, up to this point, the Mazda3 2020 will be kept confidential information about the engine, safety technology and equipment on the vehicle. However, based on the two cars on display, it’s easy to recognize the modern technology and design changes of the 2020 Mazda3.
Quick review of design and technology on Mazda3 2020. (Video: Duy Tung)
Exterior design: Breakthrough change
In this new generation, Mazda3 still follows the KODO design language but has been moved to phase 2 with new philosophies such as “Less is More” or “Car as Art”. Overall, the Mazda3 2020 possesses simple yet delicate lines, soft and powerful than previous generations. Specifically, in the Mazda3 2020 sedan version, the embossed veins along the body are still emphasized but more compact and more refined. Meanwhile, on the Mazda3 2020 hatchback version, rounded lines are used to create a softer, more flexible feel. It is this difference that helps customers to freely choose according to their own “taste”.
Not only stop at the body lines, even the design of the front and rear of the car on the Mazda3 2020 has been changed. On the top of the car appears an alternating multi-level grille, creating a very impressive 3D feeling, along with a full-LED lighting system capable of adjusting the angle of projection according to the steering angle.
In addition, in the high-end version, the Mazda3 2020 is equipped with i-AcitvSense safety system through clever identification of the obstacle identification radar placed on the Mazda logo and the blind-spot sensor indicator light in the rearview mirror. Even the rearview mirror of the Mazda3 2020 has been redesigned to be streamlined and longer to fit the design overview of the vehicle while providing a better viewing angle.
2020 Mazda3 is also equipped with 18-inch rims on both sedan and Sport versions. Comes with advanced Michelin tires and disc brakes on all four wheels. The key of the Mazda3 2020 also has a major change when changing to a large Japanese form with the ability to unlock the car door through touching the handle instead of pressing the button on the door as before.
It can be said that the new exterior design of the Mazda3 2020 brings quite a lot of emotions and creates a good visual impression for the viewer. The details of the car are more sophisticated than designed to be simplified and added upgrades, increasing the experience very worthwhile for the user.
Interior design: Upgraded stronger, more sophisticated, more comfortable
Similar to the exterior, the interior of the Mazda3 2020 has also been changed to a more sophisticated and simple design, but with more personality.
Specifically, we can easily recognize that the steering wheel of the Mazda3 2020 has been tuned more neatly but still retains the characteristics of Mazda. Behind the steering wheel is a rear dashboard with an electronic display that is very convenient and beautiful, while retaining the unique design of Mazda3.
In addition, the central touch screen cluster is still placed above but is redesigned with pretty eye-catching bevelled curves and, more importantly, has been adjusted to direct the driver more. This makes the Mazda3 2020 a more personal feeling. The center console is designed to be slightly larger than before. Mazda Connect screen control knob on the Mazda3 2020 is also designed to be bigger, easier to rotate to adjust.
It’s easy to see that the 2020 Mazda3 has added the Auto Hold feature (automatic braking when paused) next to the electronic handbrake button. In addition, the car still has a Sport mode switch to bring a more excited driving feeling. Behind the second row of the 2020 Mazda3 has now been added air vents for passengers.
Having said that, the interior design changes of the 2020 Mazda3 is a breakthrough and makes anyone entering the car easy to be persuaded by the aesthetics and sophistication. However, the second row is still not wide enough as rivals in the segment.
Engine and safety technology: Still a mystery
2020 Mazda3 has just been revealed and THACO has not announced any information about this C-class model. However, based on the side information and equipment on the car, we can predict quite a lot about the technology of 2020 Mazda3.
First, the 2020 Mazda3 still has two SkyActiv-G engines including 1.5L and 2.0L but there have been some tweaks to bring a smoother, more loading feeling. Comes with that is still a 6-speed automatic gearbox along with acceleration control technology G-Vectoring Control.
The next highlight of the Mazda3 2020 is in the most fully equipped safety technology in the segment when i-ActivSense is available. With this safety kit, the Mazda3 2020 has adaptive cruise control, Adaptive Cruise Control, which allows the vehicle to keep the speed set and maintain a safe distance from the car in front. LAS lane, BSM blind spot warning system. In addition, the Mazda3 2020 still has a full range of standard safety equipment such as ABS anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution EBD, emergency braking force support BA, electronic balance ESP …
Although there are not many engine changes in the Vietnam market, the Mazda3 2020 has been greatly improved in interior design, exterior, comfort and active safety technology. Therefore, right from the very beginning, Mazda3 2020 has quickly attracted the attention of many Vietnamese users. In addition, the number of versions of the Mazda3 2020 is also raised to 12, promising to bring more options for Vietnamese customers. Time Mazda3 car prices New generation in Vietnam has not been announced.