The stunning 2017 Mazda3 updated design is here to inspire motorists, whether they are at the wheel or simply admiring the vehicle from the outside. Both hatchback and fastback body styles are offered by the pioneering Japanese brand, and both variants arrive with masses of innovative features throughout. Through further advancements in our renowned SKYACTIV Technology, 2017 Mazda 3 further enhances the driving experience, providing you with an unmatched level of driving enjoyment, whilst still achieving excellent fuel economy.
Giving the model its instant and enduring appeal is Mazda's KODO: Soul of Motion design language, the car maker's unique approach to vehicle styling. Drawing its inspiration from nature, this style approach gives the Mazda3 a look of athleticism, defined by muscular rear haunches and an aggressive front fascia. The strong, wide stance and contoured, muscular body conveys an energetic tension and a sense of motion that demands attention from the first glance.
The design language also influences the cabin environment, and here Mazda has aimed to connect you with the vehicle in new ways. The cockpit surrounds you when you're behind the wheel, in contrast to the more open passenger side. Attention to detail is high, as is seen in the luxuriously soft fabrics and satin chrome details that feature across the dashboard, doors and air vents. A flexible seating system at the rear adds practicality to the vehicle's long list of strengths.
Technology is another way the brand connects buyers of the Mazda3, and it fits the car with an advanced Mazda Multimedia System as standard. The system features a 7" touch-screen, CD player with iPod® connectivity, Auxiliary (AUX) input jack, USB connectivity and steering wheel-mounted controls. Integrated Bluetooth® allows you to stream music from compatible devices, and also make calls safely when on the move. Whatever the conditions outside, manual air conditioning keeps the interior at the optimum temperature.
Enabling the breathtaking performance delivered by the Mazda3 is a choice of SKYACTIV-G petrol and SKYACTIV-D diesel engines. The petrols produce from 100ps up to 165ps, and the fastest of these sprints confidently from 0-60mph in around 8.2 seconds. The 2.2-litre 150ps diesel is around 0.1 seconds quicker when coupled with a manual gearbox, yet there's no compromise on efficiency across the range. CO2 emissions start from just 104g/km, and combined fuel economy of up to 72.4mpg is possible.
SKYACTIV Technology is the reason for this convention-defying performance, and Mazda has applied it to the engines, chassis and body for a strong yet lightweight overall build.
The ultra-strong body boasts superb crash protection, which has led to the award of a five-star rating from Euro NCAP. Advanced systems strengthen the car's ability to protect, and these include Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Traction Control System (TCS), Hill Hold Assist (HHA), Smart City Brake Support (SCBS), Emergency Stop Signalling System (ESS) and many others.
The outstanding All-new Mazda3 is available today at CMC Mazda, where you can find out more and take a test drive to sample the thrilling on-board experience. Enquire directly with our experts to arrange your time on the road.