Mazda have an array of flagship model available for the new 16 plate in March
One such model is the Mazda 3 available on the new March 16 plate; it has been competing successfully against the Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf and Audi A3 for the last decade. A new Mazda 3 is on the Christmas shopping list for a lot of people, due to the original styling, fuel efficiency and in-car technology.
Mazda have been at the forefront of car design and innovation for the last 25 years, the Mazda MX-5 being there most prolific and iconic brain child. Newer models include the Mazda 2, Mazda 6, Mazda CX-5, Mazda CX-3 and the car we are focusing on today – The New Mazda 3
Mazda 3 2.0 Sport Nav 5dr
This month’s offer is one of the most popular models in the line-up – The Mazda 3 2.0 Sport Nav 5dr
Mazda 3 exterior
Inspired by Mazda’s eye-catching KODO – Soul of Motion design language, the Mazda3 is built to raise expectations from first sight. Car’s rarely have such a vast contrast in design between an outgoing model and its successor. The new Mazda 3’s flowing curves, sculpted surfaces and prominent body volumes replace the old dusty looks of old.
There are marked improvements in terms of styling, transforming the new Mazda 3 into one of the hatchback class’s best-looking representatives.
The Mazda 3 is a smooth customer regardless of which version you choose, as there are now two to choose from. The Mazda 3 hatchback is just 5mm longer than the previous one, and 40mm wider, but its roof is 20mm lower than the outgoing model, which contributes to a low drag coefficient of 0.275. Meanwhile, the car’s wheelbase has increased by 60mm, to 2700mm.
Mazda 3 Engines
Mazda's SkyActiv technology has a 100% steel construction, 60% of it is either high or ultra-high strength, and this makes for a 30% improvement in stiffness.
UK buyers are given a choice of the 99bhp 1.5, 118bhp 2.0 and 163bhp 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engines – they all run Mazda’s very high 14:1 compression ratio – or the latest 148bhp twin-turbo 2.2-litre diesel. This engine is a very popular choice for the mpg conscious customer.
Mazda’s 2.2 litre diesel engine matches the Volkswagen Golf’s 2.0 TDI on CO2 emissions, and surpasses it on torque by almost 20%. By beating the Golf on towing power, while matching it on emissions is a great achievement for the SkyActiv team.
Mazda has claimed that its 2.2-litre SkyActiv-D engine has the best compression ratio of any mass-production diesel car engine on the planet, boasting a figure of 14:1. Most hatchback units of similar size run a compression ratio of more than 16:1.
Mazda 3 Safety
An outstanding safety performance is achieved with advanced car safety features that include Mazda’s Rear Vehicle Monitoring system, which gives you more awareness of vehicles behind and to the side of your car. The Lane Departure Warning System also tells you if you’re about to leave your lane. And our Emergency Stop Signalling System flashes your hazard lights if you suddenly brake hard.
You have a clear view of all your safety alerts on the Active Driving Display. And alongside the passive car safety features such as our extra-strong SKYACTIV-Body shell, these active technologies mean you can relax and enjoy your drive knowing you and your passengers are protected.
Order your new 16 plate Mazda 3 by calling 0161 946 3500 and one of the team will run you through the process