Mazda’s all-New Mazda3, is now in Mazda showrooms nationwide. This mid-sized offering form Japanese manufacturer Mazda must follow its previous incarnation with good build, tasty engines and great driving dynamics, this one of my favourite road companions.
Prices will start at €26,295, the 2019 Mazda3 available in two body-types, Hatchback and Saloon, the latter arriving in June, with two engines initially, a 2.0 Petrol Skyactiv-G and the 1.8 Diesel Skyactiv-D. Later this year we get the 2.0 Petrol Skyactiv-X added to the range.
The 2019 Mazda3 now comes with Mild Hybrid tech as standard in all petrol engines and cylinder-deactivation in the 2.0 petrol engine, assisting in raising fuel economy and adding to driving pleasure.
Entry level models will come with a list of specification as standard. The fitment of the windscreen projected Head up Display, which projects driver information directly onto the windscreen in the drivers line of sight, an undoubted safety feature I believe others should follow.
2019 will also see the launch of additional next-generation models such as the All-New Mazda3 Saloon, expected for arrival here in mid-June, followed by the completely new to the range, Mazda CX-30. Another exciting milestone will be the launch of a revolutionary new engine, Skyactiv-X. By combining the benefits of both petrol and diesel engines through spark and compression ignition, Skyactiv-X promises to deliver vast improvements in torque and efficiency.
Commenting on the new launch John Perry, Managing Director of Mazda Ireland said “These truly are exciting times for the brand. Reactions to All-New Mazda3 from first customer test drives and press reviews have been phenomenal. Mazda3 has always been a successful model for the brand but this next-generation Mazda3 has further raised the bar within an already competitive segment. By focusing on driving pleasure and creating a bond between car and driver, Mazda don’t just engineer cars to deliver high levels of quality and safety but to the enjoyment and emotional feeling experienced behind the wheel.”
For more information on or to arrange a test drive in All-New Mazda3 visit www.Mazda.ie or contact your local official Mazda Retailer.