New Mazda3 targets company car drivers
Mazda expects its new ‘3’ to transform the lower/medium company car sector, led by, what it says, is a class-leading combination of performance, excellent fuel economy and low emissions.
The model, which will be available in hatchback and fastback (saloon) body styles, will be the third car in the Mazda range, following the Mazda CX-5 and new Mazda6, to feature the manufacturer’s breakthrough SkyActiv technology.
A choice of three highly efficient SkyActiv-G petrol engines and one SkyActiv-D diesel engine available with good CO2 emissions from 104g/km will be twinned with what Mazda describes as a crisp, smooth, six-speed automatic or manual transmissions that offers fleet operators and company car drivers a wide model choice.
Mazda Ireland says the arrival of the 36-strong model range heralds the debut of two new SkyActiv-G engines – the 1.5-litre 100ps delivering up to 55.4mpg on the combined cycle and emissions from 119gkm, and the 2.0-litre 120ps also offering up to 55.4mpg and emissions from 119g/km. The range also sees the introduction of powerplants already established in the Mazda CX-5 and new Mazda6.