Well, it looks like we are less than a month away from the reveal of the 2019 Mazda3. I am quite excited about this, as I'm considering one for my next car. Mazda has released this teaser: So this is obviously going to be drawing heavily from the Mazda Kai concept shown last year. My observations: The production car has a little bit more definition to its character lines compared to the Kai. At the same time, they aren't as overwrought (IMO) as on the current Mazda3 and Mazda6 and to my eyes the car looks like it will be similar in appearance to the revised CX-5 and CX-9. The way the top-of-fender character line flows from a hard edged surface 'kink' to a soft, curving form after the rear door is pretty sexy and reminds me of the coupe concept from last year. The extra-chunky C pillar from the Kai appears to have transitioned intact, and I think it's a real standout element...somehow gives the whole thing an Italian feel (I keep thinking of the magnificent Brera when I see the Kai). It looks like it's going to be a handsome car. I'm looking forward to the reveal. The current car is still, IMO, the best looking & driving car in it's class (excluding high-performance trims) so I'm hoping that the 2019 car is going to be better still.