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Mazda 3 (2019–)

Last updated 21 March 2019

 
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Updated 21 February 2019
New Mazda 3 goes on sale

Offered initially with either a 122PS 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G petrol or 116PS Skyactiv-D diesel engine, the model line-up sees a choice of five trim levels: SE-L, SE-L Lux, Sport Lux, GT Sport and GT Sport...

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Introduction

The new Mazda 3 has been revealed ahead of it going on sale in 2019 with prices expected to start from around £21,000.

The Volkswagen Golf rival features an innovative petrol engine which - Mazda says - will return diesel-like economy. The new Skyactiv-X petrol engine uses a diesel-like compression system to improve fuel economy, as well as a small electric motor.

Available in Fastback saloon and hatch guises and launched at the Los Angeles motor show, the new Mazda 3 is based on the firm's new Skyactiv Vehicle Architecture.

The new model takes styling cues from the larger Mazda 6. It features a lower, longer bonnet than before, while slim LED headlights are incorparated into the grille.

“The all-new Mazda3 we unveil today begins a new era for Mazda,” said Mazda’s representative director, president and CEO, Akira Marumoto.

“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.”

As well as the innovative new Skyactiv-X petrol engine, the new Mazda 3 will be available with two conventional Skyactiv-G petrol engines: a 1.5- and 2.0-litre. A 1.8-litre Skyactiv-D diesel will also be sold.

The new Mazda 3 is expected to go on sale in spring 2019, with deliveries starting soon after.

Mazda 3 2019 Prototype Road Test

Mazda 3 2019 Range Road Test

 

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