• Aug 11, 2008
Click above for more renderings of the 2010 Mazda3

Sure, it has happened where a toy manufacturer accidentally reveals a new car, but we don't believe this is one of those times. These renderings of the redesigned 2010 Mazda3 were posted in a thread over on carspyshots.net under the auspice of being toy renderings, but our colleagues from Autoblog Spanish did some digging and discovered that Mazda actually owns these images, not some Japanese toy manufacturer. Thus, it's more likely that these are actual renderings of the real, full-scale 2010 Mazda3. Of course, we could all be wrong and these renderings may have been made by a kid in his mother's basement, as the perspective and scale seems off in some areas. Then again, the design they show, which takes a few styling cues from the new Mazda6 and refreshed RX-8, is right in line with what we're expecting. Thanks for the tip, Galvin!


[Source: Carspyshots.net]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      a smoothie of Matrix/Vibe, Impreza and the current 3. Yuk!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow... that is certainly nasty. Sadly... I think that the production version will come very close to this.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I find this to be way too evolutionary for Mazda, unless Ford's taken over their studio with their Detroit-timid decision process. Past studies shown on this site have been closer to what I'd expect, especially with the Mazda2/Fiesta designs.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow. That back end is so wide. Cant wait to see the sedan toy...err..version lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      I agree with you NellyDesign, It's just a isometric views of 3D modelling data..It's use both for styling and engineering process.

      Seems like these 3D data are from Mazda...looks quite accurate. Also the styling clue, it is very Mazda, front bumper styling has same theme with the new JDM Mazda Biante and the side view reminds me to the styling of Mazda Demio.

      Well, we can't judge until they unveil the real life one.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If this is in fact the 2010 Mazda3, I am sorely disappointed. It looks too much like a "we didn't want to blow it so we played it safe" makeover that Mazda never does.

      Here's hoping...
      • 6 Years Ago
      If that is the new Mazda3, unlike the current generation, it will peak early and fade into the woodwork. Mazda cannot afford conservative re-dos if it wants to grow.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I just bought a magazine in France that has a picture of the 3 in it. It hasn't been revealed yet?
      BTW it looks alot better than the toy.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hang on one second, surely that side-on view is a Subaru Imprezzzzzzzzza?!

      So much for the renaissance of Mazda design

      JB, London
      • 6 Years Ago
      That front end looks like a happy beetle on LSD. They really brought in major overhangs and I'm disappointed by the updated look so far.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Doesn't really look that much different than the current model. I don't care for that small triangular window in the back doors. Kind of ruins the side view of the car.

      I'll still save final judgement until I see some better renderings. Hopefully this is not the final design.
      • 6 Years Ago
      These renderings just look....ermm....weird. And out of proportion - the wheel at the rear is bigger than at the front. Unless the Mazda3 is RWD with a staggered wheel setting, it just looks plain weird.
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