Frankfurt Motor Show 2013: Top 10 Estates And Family Cars

This year's Frankfurt Motor Show has seen a large number of family cars and estates unveiled. This is our run-down of the 10 best. Is your next car one of them?

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Mazda has announced the pricing and specifications for its all-new Mazda3 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Prices for the 36 car range will start at £16,695 for the 1.5-litre Skyactiv-G and rise to £23,345 for the diesel 2.2-litre. The new line-up will boast five trim levels - SE, SE Nav, SE-L, SE-L Nav and Sport – and go on sale in the UK in early 2014.

Mazda’s new family car will rival the likes of the Volkswagen Gold and Ford Focus, and will be sold in both ‘fastback’ saloon and hatchback body styles.

Highlights of the latest generation model include Skyactiv engines including an all-new 1.5-litre petrol with 100PS, a 2.0-litre petrol with either 120PS or 165PS and a 2.2-litre diesel 150PS and 380Nm of torque. The diesel is the most efficient, with combined cycle economy of 72.4mpg and emissions of 104g/km. The 165PS petrol produces 135g/km and has an economy figure of 48.7mpg, while the 120PS and 100PS petrol engines have combined cycle economy of 55.4mpg and emissions of 119g/km. All figures are for the manual hatchback versions.


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