Carscoops' 2015 Mazda3 Rendering Fools Motor Trend, Autoweek and Automobile Magazine

Earlier today, Josh Byrnes sent me an interesting email pointing me towards to a story from Car Advice titled "Mazda 3 rendering sparks debate", in which there was a picture of the next generation Mazda3. The image, credited to Mazda North America, was from Bank of America Merrill Lynch's annual "Car Wars" analysis, which according to a CNN Money report , is "Published each May for some two decades" and "provides a glimpse into the future of the U.S. auto business."

Carscoops regulars will no doubt recognize the picture as a rendering from our own Josh Byrnes – sans our watermarks that were crudely removed. Besides Car Advice, the story was also posted on several other news and magazine websites, including Motor Trend , Autoweek , Automobile magazine .

After a Motor Trend reader left a couple of comments on the page informing them of the true source of the rendering, including this one, "JEEEEEEZ automobilemag staff - get your sources straight. This is the same 'rendered' image 1st posted on the carscoops site back in March", the publication posted the following update:

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