Mazda has taken the covers off its all-new version of the Mazda3.
Coming in both hatchback and saloon guises, Mazda has given the compact line-up a new look inspired by the Kai Concept and employs the company’s Kodo design language.
Both versions share the same front end design, which incorporates a large front grille, sharp bonnet lines and streamlined headlights – but beyond the B-pillar is where the models differ.
The hatchback has a roof spoiler and an elegantly curved back-end, while the saloon’s roofline blends neatly into the boot. Based on the new SkyActiv-Vehicle architecture, the Mazda3 comes with the SkyActiv-X, -G and -D engines – all of which provide excellent throttle response and smooth power delivery with petrol and diesel options.
Akira Marumoto, Mazda president, chief executive officer and representative director, said: “The all-new Mazda3 we unveil today begins a new era for Mazda. The next generation of Mazda cars will enhance the value of the car-ownership experience. Through these products, we will further raise Mazda’s brand value and work towards our goal of building ever stronger bonds with customers all over the world.”
With more than six million units sold since 2003, the Mazda3 is renowned for offering a driver-focused experience, with plenty of practicality to ensure it can stack up to market rivals.
Pricing and full specifications are yet to be confirmed
To stay up to date with any information on the Mazda3, contact your nearest JCT600 Mazda Centre.