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All-New Mazda3 At-A-Glance

Exterior
• Chief designer Kunihiko Kurisu describes the all-new Mazda3 as: “Remaining faithful to an inherited identity while evolving the design to make it more expressive.”
• Powerful emotional design with a richer expression and more dynamic stance
• Two distinct body styles – hatchback and saloon
• A new purposeful face that integrates the front grille’s lower section into the 5-point grille to further distinguish the unique character of the Mazda brand
• Aerodynamics improved with drag coefficient (Cd) of only 0.28 (sedan) and 0.30 (hatchback), some of the best in the C-segment
• All design elements focus on and flow into the centre to express power and dynamism
• Subtly curving lines along the sides and a wedge-shaped character line extending from the prominent front fenders communicate dynamism that makes the model appear to be about to run and reflect a design theme shared with the Mazda2 and Mazda6
• The bold curve and low centre of gravity of the protruding rear shoulders on the 5-door hatchback inherit the distinctive ‘Mazda3 look’ established by the previous model
• The saloon’s refined flowing lines feature a coupe-like silhouette
• Functional beauty as symbolised by the design of the airflow management system
• Minimal gaps between body panels signify solid quality

Interior
• Benefits from a 6-11 % noise reduction vs the previous generation, thanks to aerodynamic work, increased suspension rigidity, optimal positioning of vibration dampening material, increased bodyshell and panel rigidity
• Sporty and sophisticated interior design that combines a sense of roominess with a dashboard turned to the driver for sense of oneness with the car
• Use of soft grained surface material on the upper section of the dashboard combines with minimal join lines to achieve a vastly improved look of interior quality
• Practical central console with sliding armrest
• Gear shift lever placed closer to driver for easier shifting
• State of the art ergonomics and HMI with ‘zone layout’ for less distraction from the road
• New multi information display (MID)
• New interactive lighting control and illumination entry system
• New sport seats with optional 3 memory function
• 10-speaker Bose® premium surround sound system with Audiopilot2® noise compensation and centerpoint® surround system, and a hands-free system for Bluetooth-equipped cell phones and mobile audio players

Powertrains
• New MZR-CD 2.2-litre turbo diesel with high and standard power versions both reaching Euro Stage 5 emission standard. Mazda unique technology Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) offering reduced regeneration times
– High power version: 136 kW/185 PS at 3,500 rpm and 400 Nm of maximum torque at just
1,800-3,000 rpm and combined fuel consumption of 5.6 l/100 km (CO2: 149 g/km)
– Standard power version: 110 kW/150 PS at 3,500 rpm and 360 Nm at 1,800-2,600 rpm and
combined fuel consumption of 5.4 l/100 km (CO2: 144 g/km)
• MZ-CD 1.6-litre turbo diesel with Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) produces 80kW/109 PS at 4000 rpm and 240 Nm of maximum torque at just 1750 rpm, and uses 0.3 litres less than the previous generation with a combined fuel consumption of 4.5 l/100 km (CO2: 119 g/km)
• MZR 2.0-litre petrol produces 110kW/150 PS at 6,500 rpm and maximum torque of 187 Nm at 4,000 rpm, with five-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift mode
• MZR 1.6-litre petrol produces 77 kW/105 PS at 6000 rpm and maximum torque of 145 Nm at 4000 rpm, and uses 0.6 litres less than the previous generation with a combined fuel consumption of 6.3 l/100 km (CO2: 149 g/km)
• New catalyst that uses single nanotechnology for both 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre petrol engines

Chassis & Safety
• Despite larger dimensions and more equipment, new Mazda3 weighs up to 15 kilos less
• Evolved C-platform running gear for better balance between the sports/comfort ratio
• 17 percent increase in use of high and ultra-high strength steels vs. outgoing model
• Double-digit increases in flexural and torsional rigidity for improved handling and safety
• Newly evolved MacPherson strut front suspension
• Newly evolved multilink rear suspension
• Electro-hydraulic power assist steering introduced to all versions for a light, but stable steering feel and reduced fuel consumption
• ABS, EBD, brake assist, traction control system (TCS) DSC, front, side, and curtain airbags standard in all markets
• High-intensity Bi-xenon headlamps, pivoting Adaptative Front Lighting System, Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Rear Vehicle Monitoring (RVM) and tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and parking sensor system (available as options)

*Preliminary data, subject to homologation

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