Mazda3 Hatchback – 2017-Present
The Mazda3 was introduced in 2003 as a 2004 model. It replaced the Protege, which was offered as a sedan and wagon. Mazda kept the sedan but shrunk the wagon to a hatchback. The 3 has had three major redesigns for each new generation, and one minor facelift on its first generation in 2007.
Mazda3 competes in the compact car segment against the likes of Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, which are perennial segment leaders and best sellers. Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra GT, and Volkswagen Golf are the only other models that offer a hatchback version of its models.