Mazda’s new-generation Mazda3 with SKYACTIV technologies went on sale this morning following its much anticipated European public premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year.
First customer deliveries will be made in early January 2014. Mazda3 follows in the tracks of the Mazda CX-5 and the Mazda6, which have been hugely successful globally. It is undeniably a worthy third member of the Mazda’s newest generation of car with its award-winning ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design and cutting edge SKYACTIV technology, offering superior performance and economy in one.
From the exterior, the Mazda3 inherits the powerful stance and dynamic flowing lines as seen on the all-new Mazda6. Taking on Mazda3’s smaller, leaner proportions, the car’s shapes work like a magnet, building anticipation of what the vehicle can do. And with its unconventional SKYACTIV technologies – ultra efficient lightweight body, chassis, engine and transmissions - the car is immensely capable, offering a level of performance and driving dynamics as good as it looks.
An exciting feature of the Mazda3 is the debut of MZD Connect, Mazda’s brand new in-vehicle connectivity concept. Designed for straightforward and above all safe operation, the system makes the latest generation of Mazda’s all-time global bestseller one of the first in its class to take occupants online. Users can now access Facebook, Podcasts, Twitter, explore the world of ‘Aha’ with tens of thousands of digital radio stations and cloud-based content, or reap the benefit of personalised location-based services and Mazda’s own car related apps.
Prices for the all-new Mazda3 range will start from €21,595 for the SKYACTIV-G Petrol 100PS and from €25,295 for the SKYACTIV-D Diesel 150PS.