After the prototype version of the Honda Civic RS 2023, segment competitor Mazda 3 also introduced a sporty concept called Mazda Spirit Racing 3 Concept.
At the Tokyo Auto Salon 2024 exhibition taking place in Japan, Mazda brought two new sports concept cars to display. In particular, the Mazda Spirit Racing 3 Concept attracts attention with a somewhat different exterior compared to the commercial versions, this is a car model developed based on the Mazda 3 Hatchback.
Mazda Spirit Racing 3 Concept has a sportier design with the trendy cement gray exterior color and an exterior body kit including: large front spoiler, side and rear spoilers. , all painted in dark gloss.
In addition, the car also comes with a set of large multi-spoke wheels with a few details painted red as highlights such as the position between the front bumper, rear mirrors and brake calipers. The car also has high-performance brake clusters from Brembo brand.
On the bonnet, roof and rear trunk door there are also painted details in different colors to increase the sportiness of the Mazda Spirit Racing 3 Concept. The rear of the car also comes with a large spoiler and a set of stamps with the words Mazda Spirit Racing on the front door and engine compartment cover.
Similarly, the interior space of the Mazda Spirit Racing 3 Concept also has a sporty orientation with many details covered in suede, especially the steering wheel cluster with many details painted red to create a highlight like the dashboard. , center console and seats. Regarding the equipment and utilities on the Mazda Spirit Racing 3 Concept, it is somewhat similar to the commercial version, including a 10.25-inch central screen, wireless charging, USB Type C port, MyMazda application that supports wireless connections such as Apple CarPlay.
However, the engine specifications of the Mazda Spirit Racing 3 Concept have not been announced, and it is likely that it will be used with the regular version. Currently, Mazda 3 has 4 options including SkyActiv-G 1.5L gasoline engine, SkyActiv-D 1.8L diesel engine and e-SkyActiv G 2.0L mild hybrid.
The e-SkyActiv G 2.0L option has a capacity of 156 horsepower, 199 Nm and an electric motor with a capacity of 6.9 horsepower, 49 Nm. The car uses front-wheel drive and a 6-speed automatic transmission. According to a representative of Mazda, Spirit Racing 3 Concept will have a commercial version for sale to the market.
In Vietnam, Mazda 3 is the most popular car model in the C-segment segment, priced from 579 to 729 million VND for 8 versions with 2 appearance options: sedan and hatchback. Previously, the car also had a 2.0L engine option but it has been removed.