The Mazda3 is set for a facelift later this year. Currently on the streets in Japan as the Mazda
Axela, the U.S.-version Mazda3 will arrive on American shores this October. They are both fitted with Mazda's new Skyactiv 2.0-liter direct-injection gasoline engine. The Mazda3 is the first Mazda to be fitted with their new six-speed automatic gearbox coupled with their Skyactiv technology.