The All-New Mazda3 hatchback strikes you with its powerful, seductive presence and strong sporty appeal. It is designed to make you feel you’re looking at a work of art – not just a car. The way light plays on its flowing lines gives the impression that it is moving, even when standing still.
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Engineered to a feeling
What sets our designers and master craftsmen apart is their obsession with finding the ultimate form of beauty. Using their hands, they sculpt with clay to find forms, shapes and textures that bring beauty to life. This is a car, inside and out, that uplifts all your senses. Driving pleasure in the All-New Mazda3 is a journey in emotion.
What does beauty feel like when you see it?
Our Kodo: Soul of Motion design aims to create a bond between car and driver, built on strong feelings of desire and pleasure. The all-new Mazda3 is a perfect example, so we put our artful design to the test by asking people to wear a Muse-Brain Sensing headband to measure reactions when they first see the car.
The purist definition of sound
Driving inspires you in the All-New Mazda3 through the art of sound. Bose and Mazda worked closely together to study how physics and human emotion could powerfully connect to give you a more intense enjoyment of music. Deeply integrated into the car, the sound system positions speakers optimally and features BassMatch for incredible bass impact.
Engineering perfect balance
A sense of balance is as important when we drive as it is when we walk, inspiring confidence in every turn of the wheel. We brought together experts to enhance the feeling that the all-new Mazda3 feels like an extension of your body, using human-centric engineering and Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture to make tires, seats and chassis work in complete harmony with you.
“A TYPICALLY JAPANESE APPROACH – QUIET, SURREPTITIOUS, THOROUGH”
This review talks about the available engines being ‘Euro-6d compliant, WLTP-literate and CO2-canny’ along with having redesigned the car from the ground up with special attention given to reducing actual noise caused by vibration and harshness, as well as the approach to reduce ‘visual noise’.
“RAISING THE BAR”
This review describes the dashboard as ‘very minimalist but properly screwed together - a welcome change from the glitzy and OTT (by contrast) screens, ambient lighting and tech overload of the likes of Merc’s hatch or tinny plastics of a Ford Focus. It’s clean in here and designed to be driver-focused’.
This review talks all about stylish assurance, as ‘Every Mazda 3 available in the UK is armed to the teeth with safety technology first and foremost and every one even has a head-up display as standard, as
Mazda says it means less distractions for the driver’.
“THE MAZDA3 LEADS ITS CLASS"
Here, the Mazda3 is viewed as ‘wonderfully quiet on the move, fun to drive, and the interior quality is a match for most premium brands… It lives up to its frugal promises: on a test route, we averaged an impressive 51.3mpg, making the official 55.4mpg figure seem completely achievable with conventional use’.
"SMOOTHLY CONTOURED SURFACES AND SLOPED ROOFLINE"
Its handling is praised ‘From the well weighted steering to its delightfully firm brake pedal, the Mazda 3 provides as much confidence as you could ask for, whether you’re trundling about town, tackling a winding road or cruising on a motorway’.
"IT MARKS A NEW ERA FOR MAZDA"
This review assesses the driver-centric build. ‘The seats are exceptional. Mazda studied the spine position when a person walks and mirrored the natural S-shape in its seat design, with added pelvis support. It will, claims Beppu, result in less fatigue and greater driving.