From what I hear from the dealer I deal with, Mazda is going to use the SKYACTIV technology in it and possibly have a diesel option as a drivetrain choice. Don't know about the body style.
Have info or ideas on the next gen MS3? It would be interesting to know where Mazda is going with this platform.
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I did read, there is a SkyActiv engine(Gas) with a turbo in the works.
Since the CX-5 is based on the 'Mazda 3' platform and has available Haldex AWD, maybe an AWD MS3 is in the cards.
I inquired about the 2013 Mazdaspeed 3:
RE: Product Information - Future Models and Concept Cars [INTR:504442]
Thank you for contacting Mazda. Unfortunately, the specifications and features of the 2013 MAZDASPEED3 have not been announced. Information will be released closer to the release date, which would be approximately fall of 2012.
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> Is there any information on the 2013 Mazdaspeed 3? Are there any changes in specifications?
I would like more info regarding the next gen ms3 also. As of now I'm leaning toward 2011-2013 wrx for my next car.
I wouldn't expect a third generation of the Mazda3 or MS3 with the next model year. I think there's a couple more years to wait before that happens. I also don't think there will ever be an AWD MS3.
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I think there is a possibilty of an awd version since the speed 6 has been outed, but they better up the power with all that added weight.
I'll be surprised if they do a "Speed" variant on the 3 again. These variants seem to only run a few years. The Speed 3 is now in its sixth year? Time for another run at the Miata Speed.
By outed I mean they stopped making the speed 6, not like they got rid of the 6 all together.
I thought you were trying to tell us the Speed 6 was gay.
Haha no not at all, I like the speed 6 a lot actually.