Excellent standard safety equipment with ABS with EBD and EBA, dual stage front airbags (driver and passenger), front side airbags, seatbelts with pretensioners and load-limiters, and collapsible steering column and brake pedalMazda3 in the UK
The Mazda3 represents a fresh alternative in a crowded and competitive segment that is dominated by volume manufacturers, a segment where customers want more than the standard car. They want an involving drive, quality and durability – attributes that the Mazda3 has in abundance.
The outstanding attributes of both hatchback and saloon versions combine to deliver a unique package of sporty exterior design, outstanding dynamic performance, a high level of build quality, a large and flexible interior and one of the segment’s best safety packages.
Three petrol Euro IV-compliant engines – a lively 1.4-litre 84ps, a highly balanced 1.6-litre 105ps and a more powerful 2.0-litre 150ps power the hatchback models which go on sale in the UK from January 2004, with the 109ps diesel following in June and a 90ps diesel in March 2005, both with Euro IV-compliant engines. Saloon and Activematic – an electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission – are also available from June.
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