The new Mazda3 is built on all the best qualities of its predecessors which have been further refined from the experience and attributes of the new generation Mazda product line-up.

It represents a fresh and confident alternative in a segment that has left the customers of other brands wanting more. Mazda3 is Mazda’s answer to Europeans looking for a car that redefines the style, build quality and performance of a segment that has traditionally been focused on functionality and sales volumes.

The new Mazda3 will initially be launched in a dynamic five-door hatchback version, with a saloon to follow a few months later. The outstanding attributes of both versions combine to deliver a unique combination of sporty exterior design, outstanding dynamic performance, a large and flexible interior and one of the segment’s best safety packages.

In the UK, the Mazda3 range will follow the same naming strategy as the Mazda6 and Mazda2, starting with the Mazda3 S model, with TS, TS2 and Sport models completing the line-up. The Mazda3 petrol goes on sale in the UK in January 2004 with the diesel following in May. Final specification, pricing and sales strategy will be available closer to the on-sale date.

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Published : 21/09/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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