At the end of the month, the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS) kicks off. While we're expecting some major debuts to appear, it tends to be a bit on the quieter side over the past couple of years.

This year though, it seems Mazda is looking to change that.

That's because Mazda will be making a big-time debut. It's bringing its popular entry-level sedan and hatchback, the Mazda 3, to LA where it will meet the world. As of today the vehicles haven't seen the light of day just yet; however, the automaker distributed a teaser image of both vehicles.

Not much is known about the next-generation improvements to the 3, but we suspect it's pretty obvious that updated or all-new powertrains will be in order to provide greater fuel efficiency as well as a bump in power. What will be interesting to see is how Mazda updates the 3's interior, which is considered best-in-breed by some in the auto biz.

Having said that, we want to know: What does the all-new Mazda 3 NEED to SUCCEED against vehicles like the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic? What say you, Spies?

#LAAutoShow: TEASED! The Next-gen, 2019 Mazda 3 SEDAN And HATCH Are On Their Way — What Do They NEED To SUCCEED?

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