74 mpg new Mazda 3

"new Mazda3 Fastback"

new Mazda3 Fastback

On sale from 3 January 2014, the 36-strong all-new third-generation Mazda3 line-up is priced from £16,695 to £23,345 on-the-road. Infused with lightweight and advanced SKYACTIV technologies, the range comprises 21 five-door hatchback models – including eight with diesel power – and 15 four-door Fastback models, five with diesel engines.

The range is powered by a choice of three naturally-aspirated SKYACTIV-G petrol engines – the new 1.5-litre unit that develops 100ps and 150Nm, and the now familiar 2.0-litre powerplant with two different outputs – 120ps and 210Nm, or 165ps and 210Nm. All SKYACTIV-G petrol engines comply with Euro V legislation.

Diesel variants are powered by Mazda’s award-winning 2.2-litre 150ps 380Nm SKYACTIV-D turbo diesel engine, which meets advanced Euro VI regulations. Buyers will have a choice of six-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual or six-speed SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmissions. The all-new Mazda3 offers British motorists its biggest-ever choice of automatic models, with a total of 13 available, priced from £18,195.

The all-new Mazda3 posts some exceptionally competitive combined economy and CO2 emission figures. The diesel-powered SKYACTIV-D 150ps four-door Fastback with manual transmission returns 72.4mpg and emissions of just 104g/km, while the SKYACTIV-G 120ps petrol-powered five-door hatchback with manual gearbox, returns 55.4mpg and 119g/km.