Cryptic as it may be, Mazda has released a teaser on YouTube that revealed what the new Mazda 3 turbo could sound like along with the figures “7”, “8” and “2020”; suggesting its launch to be on the 8th of July 2020. It could even be 7th of August, we’ll see.

Whether it will be named the Mazda 3 MPS remains to be seen, as the boys in Japan have time and time again reiterated that there are no plans to revive that nameplate. The 2nd generation Mazda 3 MPS was available between 2010 to 2013.

So far, the word is that the new Mazda 3 turbo would inherit the 2.5-litre turbo engine already available in the turbocharged CX-5 and CX-9. The engine makes 228 hp and 420 Nm but whether these figures will be seen in the Mazda 3 turbo – only time will tell. Sames goes to the 6-speed automatic transmission paired to the 2.5-litre turbo engine.

Locally, the Mazda 3 is available either with a 1.5-litre or 2.0-litre engine. Both are naturally aspirated and are paired 6-speed automatic transmissions. The 1.5-litre model makes 118 hp and 153 Nm while the 2.0-litre model makes 162 hp and 213 Nm.

Watch our review of the Mazda 3 here!

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