As you already know, yesterday, Mazda has unveiled the new generation of its Mazda3 hatchback. Today, the Japanese car maker has published the first official video with the VW Golf rival.

The new Mazda3 has a wheelbase of 2.700 millimeters which is 61 mm longer than the previous generation. The Japanese model is 45.6 mm shorter than the current version but it gains 40.6 mm in width.

Under the hood we will see the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 liter engine that will be offered later on in North America. At launch, the 2014 Mazda3 will have two four-cylinder petrol units. We are talking about the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 liter engine with 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft peek of torque and the SKYACTIV-G 2.5 liter with 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft peek of torque.
 
In standard, the units will be available with SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual transmission but an automatic SKYACTIV-Drive gear box will be on the option list. 
 

Source: Mazda