Mazda to showcase all-new concept hatchback at Tokyo Motor Show

Updated Oct 01, 2020 | Same topic: 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Could it be a next-gen Mazda 3 2018 hatchback?

According to latest car news, Mazda will bring its all-new concept compact hatchback which unifies next-gen design and technology to the forthcoming 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. The unknown hatchback will allegedly be equipped with Skyactiv-X engine tech which is extolled as the first compression ignition engine of Mazda and also a long-term dream of the international auto industry. With such a refined impressive performance, the next-gen model promises to be an ideal compact hatchback of the brand.  

Mazda's next-gen hatchback concept

The unknown hatchback will allegedly be equipped with Skyactiv-X engine tech

Rumors also assume that the upcoming concept would likely be the next-gen Mazda 3 2018. If it’s true, the new Mazda 3 could be the first compact hatchback to run with a gasoline engine combining compression ignition. This is such great news, but still, it is all hearsay. Let’s wait for the answer to be found out later this month in Tokyo.

Mr. Masamichi Kogai, Head of Mazda says that the company’s 2017 achievements have opened a new era for Mazda. And the new hatchback will be displayed to define the next generation of Mazdas.

The Japanese carmaker also reveals that the next-gen “design vision” concept will make its debut at the show with the signature Kodo design language found in the Mazda CX-5 2012. More interestingly, the Mazda CX-8 and the special edition MX-5 adorned with a dark cherry red top will also come to the show.

Rear side of Mazda's next-gen concept

The upcoming concept could be the first Mazda to run with a gasoline engine combining compression ignition

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Now let’s check out our table of the Mazda 3 hatchback 2017 variants and prices in the Philippines to alleviate your anxiety while waiting for the next generation concept: 

Mazda 3 2017 hatchback prices
Variants Price
Mazda 3 Hatchback 1.5 SkyActiv V AT ₱1,018,000
Mazda 3 Hatchback 2.0 SkyActiv R AT ₱1,268,000
Mazda 3 Hatchback 2.0 SkyActiv R AT Soul Red ₱1,284,800
Mazda 3 Hatchback 2.0 SkyActiv SPEED AT ₱1,398,000
Mazda 3 Hatchback 2.0 SkyActiv SPEED AT Soul Red ₱1,414,800

Know more about Mazda 3 2024

Mazda 3

The 2023 Mazda3 is a compact sedan sold in the Philippines. Locally, the sedan version of this model has two variants: the Mazda3 Sport 2.0 AT, and the Mazda3 M Hybrid 2.0 AT. Mazda 3 price Philippines starts at ₱1,495,000 for the entry-level Mazda3 Sport 2.0 AT, while the top-of-the-line Mazda3 M Hybrid 2.0 AT is priced at ₱1,695,000.

For engines, the Mazda3 has two engine options. The Sport trim uses a 2.0-liter inline-4 gasoline engine, while the M Hybrid uses a 2.0-liter inline-4 gasoline that works in conjunction with an integrated electric starter motor. At maximum, the non-hybrid engine can make 152 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque. The one with the hybrid powertrain in turn, can produce 162 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque.  Both versions are front-wheel-drive, and both use a six-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters. 

Size-wise, the Philippine-spec Mazda3 is 4,660mm long, 1,795mm wide, and 1,445mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,725mm. 

Locally, the Mazda3 2023 competes against the likes of the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla Altis, Kia Forte, among others. 

₱ 1,495,000 - ₱ 1,695,000