• Dec 6, 2007
Click the image above for a gallery from the show floor.

So after finally hoping on the Facebook-bandwagon, we decided to check up on how Mallory McMorrow's Mazda3 concept was coming along. After shaping and molding the clay on the LA show floor for over 10 days, the 2018 Mazda3 was finally displayed. Overall, it's cues tie in nicely with the "flow" theme crafted by Franz von Holzhausen and his team who helped McMorrow hone her design. We think it's a step in the right direction, particularly from an undergrad, and we're hopeful that the 21-year old industrial design student hits the ground running once she has her degree in hand.

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      Karen Little
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't like the big window in front. I can imagine the sun burning me on a hot day. I don't like the back window. Looks strange. When I sit in a backseat I like to have my own window to open. The car looks good from the side but it's missing something.
      • 7 Years Ago
      this doesnt seem like mazda3 because it is not practical, maybe speed3, but is has two doors, and doesnt seem like an original design, its a smaller version of the older mazda concepts
      • 7 Years Ago
      Note to car designers: Drivers like to be able to see out of the back and sides of the car, not just the front.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's nice to see the model actually finished. Looks great - spunky, sporty and stylish. Somewhat impractical, but hey...it's a concept!

      I had a chance to stop by and observe while the clay was being shaped. Started talking to a young lady there, then realized it was Mallory McMorrow herself! She talked with us (me, my son and his friend) for a good 10 or 15 minutes. A very intelligent and polite young lady, not to mention very nice looking...the pictures in this gallery do not do her justice. She's much prettier in person.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like an Eclipse.
      • 7 Years Ago
      People fear change, especially bankers.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks nice to me, though as some have said, the gaping grille look isn't the best maybe, and there are practicality issues, but practicality is rarely very thoroughly considered in far-off concepts.
      I recognize some shapes (taillights) and features (a bit of a dual beltline, or the window underneath the beltline) from my concept submission for the contest. I guess that probably means my ideas weren't very unique and I'm thinking in too self centered a manner...
      My design, in case anyone cares
      • 7 Years Ago
      I had the great fortune to be at the LA show when the Mazda team pulled the wraps off this car. The whole song and dance was cool too see, but even more impressive was the fact that Franz von Holzhausen hung out for a long time after all the festivities were over and spoke to people who were standing next to the display. He spoke with my friend and I for about 10 minutes. Cheers to Mazda for that. It was the highlight of the show for me (that and the Lexsus IS-F that you could run to redline on the dyno) and something I've never seen another manufacturer do. Yes, I asked about the RX-7. He just smiled and said he couldn't talk about it...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I would drive that in a few years, but 2018 is way too far off.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's fine everybody has their own opinion on what looks good! I didn't say anything about a box. This design doesn't do a thing for me.

      Sexy design- Ferrari 330P4- Ferrari 250GTO-Ferrari 250 LM, Dino, etc. are just some examples of sexy curves.
      Simple and beautiful.
      • 7 Years Ago
      is that a tattoo on her left foot?

      that's pretty hot.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Way too busy-simple is better
        • 7 Years Ago
        way too simple=boring, I'd rather have an interesting design than a box, and honestly, that design isn't busy at all.
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