All-new Mazda 3 to hit the stores in October

HEIR: The all-new Mazda3 inherits the lines of the larger Mazda 6.

MAZDA’S new generation Mazda 3 is to go on sale in Spain in October following its European premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The all-new car features Mazda’s SKYACTIV powertrain, with a standard power of 100ps at 6,000rpm and 150Nm at 4,000rpm for the 1.5-litre version.

Multi-hole injectors for enhanced fuel spray, special piston cavities and dual sequential valve timing make up a fuel-saving 4-2-1 exhaust system.

Every Mazda 3 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.

With a starting price of €17,750, the new Mazda 3 features MZD Connect, the company’s brand new in-vehicle connectivity concept.

Designed for straightforward and safe operation, users can access Facebook and Twitter or reap the benefits of personalised location-based services.

The cabin is split into separate driver and passenger zones designed for fun, non-stressful driving and a secure, relaxing passenger atmosphere.

Complementing this layout is a human-machine interface (HMI) which enables the driver to control the car’s infotainment features without taking their eyes off the road.

On the outside, the Mazda 3 inherits the lines of the larger Mazda 6.

The extended wheelbase and shorter front and rear overhangs suggest performance, enhancing safety and stability while at the same time offering more room in the cabin, and boot.

The signature front grille flows into the lines, while minimal gaps between the body panels provide exceptional build quality with doors that open with ease.

Headlamps feature a cleanly-structured lighting signature with LEDs and a light-guiding ring.

The new Mazda 3 will be available in a range of nine exterior colours, including the ‘Soul Red’ metallic first seen on the new-generation Mazda 6.

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