Not so long ago, this company had a performance division and latest reports suggest it will be re-established again and that the first model to come is 2020 Mazdaspeed 3. This hot hatch was in production between 2007 and 2013. However, we didn’t see a performance version of the current generation. So, after a one-generation break, these hi-performance models will be on the road again. It is hard to say something more precise about design at the moment, but there is no doubt that the new Mazdaspeed 3 will be based on the upcoming Mazda 3.
This popular compact hatchback is about to come with a lot of novelties next year, even with some revolutionary design solutions like a new compression ignition engine. Also, we should see further enhancements in terms of chassis upgrades, improved styling and much more. Expect to see this performance version already in the next year.
2020 Mazdaspeed 3 redesign
Speaking of base design characteristics, the 2020 Mazdaspeed 3 will share a lot of things with the upcoming Mazda 3. This would mean a completely new platform, which is about to bring a lot of improvements. The new model will be lighter, with better aerodynamics etc. The new 2020 Mazdaspeed 3 will take all this to the completely new level, by adding a bunch of chassis upgrades. Of course, one of the first things Mazda will do on this model is suspension rework.
Compared to standard models, this one will come with a new, sporty suspension, which will provide lover ground clearance. Lower center of gravity means significant improvements in terms of handling, cornering, acceleration, braking etc. Also, we could see a few more tweaks to the chassis, which will provide additional weight savings and performance improvement.
2020 Mazdaspeed 3 styling
Another aspect where we expect to see a lot of modifications is styling. Compared to standard models, which one will look significantly sportier. In practice, this would mean a lot of new bodywork. The base shape and design language will be the same as in the standard model, but 2020 Mazdaspeed 3 is about to get numerous new parts which will emphasize its sporty character. This would mean things like new bumpers, with large intakes, side skirts, rear spoiler, and similar things. Also, expect to see new wheels and maybe even some unique color options.
Same goes for the interior design. This is will be a hot hatch, which means a lot of sporty enhancement inside the cabin as well. Some of the things we should see are new sports seats, new instrument cluster, aluminum/chrome trim etc. Also, expect a unique list of standard equipment.
2020 Mazdaspeed 3 engine
Under the hood, the 2020 Mazdaspeed 3 will come with a completely new engine. It’s no secret that this Japanese manufacturer is almost ready to launch first compression ignition engine in a production car. New Mazda 3 will be the first model to get it. The same engine is expected to come in a variant with turbochargers. This unit will be reserved for performance cars. It will be the same 2.0-liter X-Active engine, which will for this occasion have a max output of around 300 horsepower, which would be enough to make this model competitive with other performance hatchbacks on the market. Such an amount of power should provide 0-60 time in about 4.5 seconds.
2020 Mazdaspeed 3 release date and price
The 2020 Mazdaspeed 3 should come already in the next year. Though it is still early for some more precise price details, we presume that the new hot hatch will go somewhere between 30.000 and 33.000 dollars. It will compete with models like Honda Civic Type-R, Ford Focus RS, Golf R etc.