It feels like the wait is almost over with the next generation of the Mazda3, Australia's best-selling car, to make its Australian debut at the Melbourne International Motor Show.


Both sedan and hatch models will offer even higher levels of quality, practicality, performance and value. The all-new Mazda3 SP-25 will also be on show.

"The new-generation Mazda3 has a more expressive and emotional design that emphasises dynamism, and has the driving excitement and agility to back it up," said Mazda Managing Director Doug Dickson. "Combined with the class-leading features and equipment that deliver the great value Mazda is renowned for, this new-generation Mazda3 is a worthy successor to the classy small car that has consistently been among Australia's top sellers."


The Mazda stand will also host the Australian debut of the new Mazda MX-5 roadster (pictured above). This mid-life MX-5 makeover not only ramps up the visual aggression, it includes a host of mechanical enhancements all designed to reinforce the Mazda MX-5's status as the world's favourite roadster.

The Melbourne International Motor Show runs from February 27 to March 9, 2009.