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New Mazda 'offers qualities of a bigger car'

Tue, 07 Apr 2009
Motorists considering buying a small family car may be tempted by the all-new Mazda3.

The manufacturer said the revised model brings the kind of sophistication, style, technology and refinement offered by one of its larger vehicles.

It described the car as a "baby Mazda6", pointing out the auto shares the distinctive lines featured on that motor.

Comparing the vehicle to its predecessor, sales and marketing director Mark Cameron said: "An even more generous specification at each equipment level continues to deliver excellent value for money."

The updated line-up also offers better green credentials, with the 1.6 diesel edition boasting carbon dioxide emissions of 119 g/km.

Prices for the car start at £13,500, with the highest spec version of the car costing £20,500.

The first deliveries of the model are due to take place from May 18th.

Meanwhile, people who enjoy open-top motoring may want to check out the new MX-5 line-up that arrived in the UK earlier this month.

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