In the hatchback class, the Mazda3 leads on sheer energy. Underneath the enthusiastic looks, the convention-defying car lives up to expectations with envy-inspiring engines.

Exterior design

Recognise the distinctive Mazda3 from the sharp swept-back headlight shape, widened stance and curving roof line. It represents the incredible 'KODO: Soul of Motion' design language, which gives every new Mazda the poised and aggressive stance of a wild animal.

Interior design

On entering the hatchback, you will discover comfortable full cloth upholstery in relaxed, muted colours. The key controls and dials are positioned as close to the steering wheel as possible – with some buttons conveniently mounted on the wheel itself. Quickly take control of the ergonomic Mazda Multimedia Commander for immediate access to the car's connectivity features. SE, SE Nav, SE-L, SE-L Nav and Sport Nav are Mazda's trademark specification level options for the Mazda3. Maintain a comfortable interior temperature with the combination of manual air-conditioning and electric windows. Every 'Nav' version brings you the intuitive Mazda Navigation System, using the 7” colour touch-screen display fitted in the front as standard.

Engines and performance

SKYACTIV-G petrol and SKYACTIV-D diesel engines are options at every trim level. The highest fuel economy level you can expect from the Mazda3 is 74.3mpg combined. At its most efficient, the model also slashes emissions to just 99g/km of CO2. That low level exempts you from several road taxes and charges, and is an added benefit for business customers.

All transmissions which mate with Mazda engines for the hatchback are six-speed versions. Decide whether you would prefer to drive your Mazda3 as an automatic or manual car.

Safety and technology

The current generation of the Mazda3 has earned a five-star rating for safety under strict Euro NCAP testing. With airbags at the front and sides and intelligent systems such as Smart City Brake Support the Mazda3 is designed to help you relax and enjoy the drive.

Other advanced in-car technologies are there to entertain. Make use of the handy Bluetooth® connection and the MP3-compatible audio – both are accessed via steering wheel-mounted buttons.

Contact Lancaster Mazda Birmingham to arrange a test drive

You can explore your alternatives with a new Mazda3 by contacting a Lancaster Mazda BIrmingham representative now. Call us, visit our showroom or submit an enquiry online for more information.

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