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Mazda3 zoom zooms into the world


IT’S BEEN highly anticpated for some time, but Mazda has finally introduced its all-new Mazda3 hatchback to the world.

Into its third generation, this completely from-the-ground-up new car becomes the third member of a new generation featuring the automaker’s ‘KODO - Soul of Motion’ design and its full range of convention-defying SKYACTIV technology.

Consisting of lightweight engines, transmissions, body and chassis, SKYACTIV technology was developed by Mazda as the basis for ultra-efficient vehicles. It has also helped put Mazda back on track as a business. The improvements achieved through SKYACTIV innovation have considerably enhanced the efficiency of its manufacturing and development processes.

The new Mazda3 is also the latest model developed according to Sustainable Zoom-Zoom, the manufacturer’s strategy to build fuel-efficient and safe cars, but that are still remarkably fun to drive. It is therefore available with i-stop, the world’s fastest idle-stop system, and i-ELOOP, Mazda’s brake energy regeneration system.

Performance, meanwhile, is impressive thanks to the all-new engines and transmissions. And with a number of other SKYACTIV innovations adapted to the smaller, leaner packaging of the compact Mazda3, it’s got the handling to match and should be one of the safest compacts available when it goes on sale.

release date and spec levels are yet to be confirmed for South Africa.

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