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All-New Mazda3 Arrives in Australian Showrooms

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MELBOURNE – Jan 28,2014: All-New Mazda3, the most stylish and advanced Mazda3 ever, has arrived at Mazda dealerships across the country ahead of its 1 February on-sale date.

Completely new from the ground up and created with Mazda’s groundbreaking SKYACTIV Technology and ‘KODO-Soul of Motion’ design language, All-New Mazda3 brings a host of advances including dramatic fuel efficiency improvements, greater refinement, increased performance and state-of-the-art connectivity.

All-New Mazda3 is the third new generation Mazda after CX-5 and Mazda6 to adopt the award-winning ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design language and is available with the full range of i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies.

Offered in sedan or hatch, it comes with a SKYACTIV-G 2.0 litre petrol or SKYACTIV-G 2.5 litre petrol engine and with the choice of two transmission types, the 6-speed SKYACTIV-Drive automatic and 6-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual.

Boasting best-ever fuel consumption numbers, the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 litre petrol engine with SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmission sips as little as 5.7 litres per 100 kilometres, while the more powerful SKYACTIV-G 2.5 litre petrol engine with SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmission uses just 6.0 Litres per 100 kilometres - an improvement of 30 per cent compared to the equivalent outgoing engines.

In a number of Mazda firsts, All-New Mazda3 introduces a head-up Active Driving Display and a next generation HMI commander control offers safe access to navigation, communications and infotainment, including social media such as Stitcher™, Aha™ and Pandora®, through Mazda’s new MZD Connect connectivity system.

The newest generation Mazda3 is available in eight striking colours including Titanium Flash and Deep Crystal which are introduced for the first time, while Soul Red and Reflex Blue make their debut on Mazda3.

All-New Mazda3 comes in six grades, including Neo, Maxx, Touring, SP25, SP25 GT and SP25 Astina, with prices starting at $20,490 (MLP).