There’s the odd supercar maker that achieves the same feat, but no one else who makes regular cars that us normal folk buy. Even Mazda’s de rigueur family crossover – the CX-5 – is a sharply styled thing.
The next Mazda 3 hatchback has a fair bit to live up to, then, but this first glimpse of its design suggests it’s another cracker. And pleasingly faithful to the Mazda Kai concept that previewed it back in 2017.
All Mazdas are good to drive, too, and this one will apparently be better than ever. “The arrival of all-new Mazda 3 marks the beginning of a whole new generation of Mazda cars that will deliver new dimensions of driving joy to customers around the world,” is the rather lovely company line.