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They just did the refresh/facelift after 3 years for the 2017 Mazda3. I'm expecting this one to go another 3 years until they announce the 2020 Mazda3 with Skyactiv2 in late 2019.
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Above are some real smart/accurate posts by @jamesgit , @AxelaBm , and @rolanie3 and more. Add to their reasons, that due to the chance in exchange rates, Mazda's net 2016 profit was down 38% from one year before (just as Toyota announced similar profit margin losses to the change in the value of the Japanese currency from 2015). Couple with this, the major, world-wide shift away from cars to crossovers/SUV's; and Mazda being a much smaller company than many it competes with; and, finally because they are so busy bringing out other new/improved lines (CX-5, MX-5 collapsible hardtop), there just is no money, no time, no staff and no financial case to bring out a Mazda 3 Mazdaspeed during this gen of the Mazda 3.

It is not that they do not want to, its just that all those reasons make it not possible to do so.
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