- 36 Mazda3 hatchback and fastback models to be priced from £16,695 (on-the-road)
- Choice of four SKYACTIV petrol and diesel engines ranging from 100-to-165ps
- Hatchback and fastback 2.2-litre 150ps diesel models costing from £19,245
- CO2 emissions from just 104g/km
Mazda’s new-generation Mazda3 with SKYACTIV technologies is to go on sale across the UK in hatchback and fastback (saloon) versions in January next year following its European public premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show today.
Prices for the 36-strong Mazda3 range will start at £16,695 (on-the-road) for the 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-G petrol 100ps SE hatchback, rising to £23,345 for the diesel 2.2-litre 150ps Sport Nav Auto hatchback. Diesel variants will start at £19,245 for the 2.2-litre 150ps SKYACTIV-D SE (both body styles).
The Mazda3 line-up will feature 21 hatchbacks (including eight diesel models) and 15 fastbacks, five of those with diesel power. Buyers can choose between five equipment levels (SE, SE Nav, SE-L, SE-L Nav and Sport Nav). Prices for SE models start at £16,695, SE-L versions cost from £18,495 and Sport Nav derivatives will be priced from £19,895.
“As well as combining Mazda’s fuel-saving SKYACTIV technology and the striking ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design theme, the Mazda3 raises our traditionally generous equipment levels to a new high, outperforming many established C-segment rivals in terms of innovation, specification and price,” comments Peter Allibon, Sales Director, Mazda UK.
Every Mazda3 will come with Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) which helps to reduce or prevent low-speed collisions by automatically applying the brakes if the driver fails to act, Hill Hold Assist (HHA) to prevent roll back and will introduce new internet connectivity with ‘Aha’ and ‘Stitcher’ app integration.
Highlights of the SE model specification include: 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, power-folding heated mirrors, leather steering wheel, trip computer, radio/CD with six speaker audio system, 7-inch TFT colour touch screen, USB/iPod connectivity and Bluetooth® hands-free system.
Moving up to the SE-L, all-new Mazda3 buyers gain: Bi-Xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights and rear lights, dual-zone climate control air conditioning, front fog lamps, rain and dusk sensing automatic wipers and lights, heated front seats and rear parking sensors.
Customers choosing the range-topping Sport Nav models will benefit from: 18-inch alloy wheels, Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS), Bose® surround-sound system with 9 speakers, head-up display, integrated navigation, front parking sensors (in addition to rear) and optional leather seats and cabin trim in black or light stone.
With the Mazda3, Mazda will also offer British motorists its biggest-ever choice of automatic models, with 13 ‘Auto’ models featuring the SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission, priced from £18,195 (both body styles).
Mazda3 will be available in a range of nine exterior colours, including the sensational ‘Soul Red’ metallic (£660) first seen on the larger, new-generation Mazda6.