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See more 2014 Mazda3 photos at AutoGuide.comSet to debut later today, full details and a large selection of photos of the all-new 2014 Mazda3 have leaked online.
Growing in size, with a new look and based on an all new platform the 2014 Mazda3 also gains new powertrains, from tiny 1.5-liter to a larger 2.5-liter SkyActiv motors.
The new hatchback model is roughly1.6-inches wider with a wheelbase that’s been stretched by 2.5-inches for added interior room. The car itself, however, is shorter overall by about two inches.
As for engines, a base 1.5-liter Skyactiv engine will be added making just 100 hp, though don’t expect that option for North America. Instead, the 3 should start with a new version of the current 2.0-liter Skyactiv engine with a slight power bump to 155 hp an 150 b-ft of torque. Those looking for speed (but not quite Mazdaspeed) will be able to get the Mazda6′s 2.5-liter Skyactiv engine making 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. In addition, a diesel engine will be offered, though it isn’t yet clear if that will be available in North America.