2009-2010 Mazda 3 fully revealed

2009-2010 Mazda 3 fully revealed

The all-new Mazda 3 has been revealed at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. So far, it looks like it will be called a 2010 model in America, although European markets will call it a 2009. The sedan was shown at the L.A. show, while photos of the hatchback have just been released. A UAE release should happen by early next year.

The American version is getting some excellent choices in specifications, namely either a 148 hp 2.0-litre 4-cylinder with 183 Nm of torque and a 5-speed manual or auto gearbox; or a 167 hp 2.5-litre 4-cylinder with 228 Nm of torque and a 6-speed manual or 5-speed auto.

The American Mazda 3, also known as ‘Mazda3’ will have features like dual-zone automatic climate control, Xenon self-leveling headlights, push-button start, hands-free Bluetooth, iPod integration and an optional leather interior. Safety features such as four-wheel-disc brakes, ABS, head restraints and six airbags are all standard, while stability control is optional.

Considering Mazda has traditionally brought only their poorest models to the GCC region, we wouldn’t expect the Mazda 3 to have anything more than a 1.6-litre with automatic when it hits the streets of Dubai in early 2009. If their PR people weren’t so busy handing out low-volume test cars to foreign magazines, they’d actually have time to analyse the local market and promote the cars that need to be promoted.

For local prices and details of the latest model, keep track of updates in the Mazda 3 buyer guide.

What do you think?



  1. should have atleast a 2.0L when it comes here! Unless Galadari Autos think that this car is less important than a CX-9 and Maz6! its a beauty!

  2. The one in white looks real nice!!

  3. i must say it looks amazing! 😀

  4. I love it! I love it! I love it!
    Looks like the market will change.
    I can’t decide between civic & mazda3.
    But the fuel consumption? 23/33mpg 😥

  5. ok toyota corolla is 2 boring compared to this…

    2 bad about the dealers… galadari…

  6. I looks great 😀 . Mazda should consider selling a wider variety of engines for the 3 series ,it will be nice if they bring the maxspeed3 (265hp 4×4 version of mazda 3 sold at a fair price)

  7. Its not mazda that decides that. Galadari Autos is the one who choose whats available here and they’ve got it all wrong! 🙄

  8. Looks nice….would surely be a great addition to the market…only if they provide something more powerful than that 1.6L 4 speed auto model…

  9. galadari is opening a new showroom on Sheikh Zayed Road. they have already terminated the old staff and now appointing all new ones.
    they might now put more engine choices for mazda3 & mazda6 . they have also promised to introduce cx-7 to uae after opening the new showroom

  10. the car is rocking and the interior is too good

  11. Lets hope Mazda does well with the new staff, I know people who refuse to buy a Mazda 6 and prefer the Hondas and the Nissans, just because of the name, even though it looks better than any of those cars and cheaper to buy.

  12. New Mazda 3 looks nice! I like Honda too but I don’t like Nissan, they make ugly and cheap looking cars.

  13. As per the pics uploaded above, there are two versions. A hatchback and a sedan type. So what exactly is the real new Mazda 3? The new Mazda 3, Subaru Impreza WRX and Mitsubishi Rally-art were good looking cars. Y on earth are thses car makers, making them Hatchbacks and spoling their original design which prologned for more than a decade.?

  14. Cuz they must. They have to meet different tastes and change according to market conditions.

  15. And if you hadnt noticed, the earier models had the hatchback as well..

  16. The new showroom is located just after the 2nd interchange on SZR. By the way,they are not terminating old staff 😐

  17. It’s really nice car
    specially because i have alredy the old one 2008
    and really no comparison between it and the similar models
    i would like to exchange with my car but actually i don’t want to deal with the dealer here
    is it possible to order the 2.0 liter from usa
    and how much it will cost me
    i need answer please

  18. mazda3 2010 so nice really.. i like it..

  19. i liked the one in blue think of buying one

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