Mazda3 facelift going to Frankfurt image

The facelifted Mazda3 will make its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, coming with small exterior modifications and improved fuel consumption.

The Mazda3 was presented earlier this year at the Toronto Auto Show, being also unveiled at the New York Auto Show, but this facelifted version is all about Europe and the Japanese model will hit the German event.

The exterior design has been slightly modified but only on its front fascia, with a new type of grille, having a sportier look which reminds us of the RX-8. No images of the interior have been presented by the automaker but we don’t expect significant changes to the design.

Even if the Japanese didn’t specify the Mazda3’s fuel consumption, CO2 emissions or performance, we know for a fact that the facelifted version burns less fuel and has more power. According to the automaker, the suspension has been optimized and the car’s handling has been improved.

The Mazda stand at the Frankfurt Motor Show will also host the new CX-5, the compact SUV specially developed for the Sky Activ technology, powered in its European version by the 2.0 liter petrol and the 2.2 liter diesel engines.