Mazda announced that it had no intention of producing a hot version of the new Mazda3. At the launch of the new Skyactiv-X engine last week, Hiroyuki Matsumoto, the company’s global development and product planning manager, was asked whether a high-performance Mazda3 was being considered.
It is not surprising to hear that Mazda has no plans to enter the fiercest hatchback competition, but Cars Guide said many executives within the company wanted to see the model on the road. The report said Mazda3 Program Manager Kota Beppu said recently that it would be nice to see the Mazda3 MPS return.
But the names of the Mazda3 program seem to think that a high-performance version is not necessary. When Hyundai introduced the i30 N, Volkswagen Golf GTI and Honda Civic Type R dominated the market, but it was not only accepted in the car segment, but also attracted great attention. If you ask us, Mazda could do the same thing with the new Mazda3.