Since the launch of the fourth generation of the Mazda 3, the Japanese firm made it very clear that the Mazdaspeed last name would not revive, however, the design of a Mazda 3 High performance is not dead. According to our colleagues Trainer, the brand is about to approve a new version with turbo engine.
Kota Beppu, program director, said he was a fan of the cars, wants to drive a high performance Mazda 3 and would do everything possible to achieve it. Many details are still in the air, but everything indicates that the Mazda 3 will receive turbo propulsion 2.5 liters of displacement and about 250 CV.
Most likely, this high performance variant does not receive significant changes in the level of suspension and address, but yes extra equipment and quality, as with the Signature versions of CX-5 and Mazda 6. Beppu guarantees that a high performance Mazda 3 must be more friendly than a GTI Golf, but it must also be fast.
This new variant is still under evaluation. The project could receive green light in the next two years and everything indicates that it would be a specially developed model for North America, Australia and Japan; It is likely that Europe has that version.