MY2014 Mazda 3

Mazda seems to be following a strange release schedule for information on the 2014 Mazda 3. Things seem to be coming out in batches – first we had a look at the hatchback but with a limited photo gallery. Then the sedan was announced but not unveiled. Then the sedan was leaked.

And now we finally have a new mega gallery of the hatchback, wearing a Californian plate on the rear. There’s no plate on the front to block that big grille, though Californian law actually calls for front license plates, although many US states don’t require front plates.

This new gallery has a lot more detail than the previous photos released, zooming in to many parts of the interior that we haven’t really got a good look at before.

We now know more details on how the menus and graphics on the Mazda 3’s iDrive-like infotainment screen look like, but there’s also a lower spec car interior shown in the gallery which shows a version without the colour screen.