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Mazda 3 to be 30 per cent more fuel efficient, offer advanced safety tech

The all-new Mazda 3 will be up to 30 per cent more fuel efficient and feature advanced safety systems when it goes on sale in Australia in late January. Entry- and mid-level models in the third-generation Mazda 3 range will be powered by the Japanese manufacturer's 114kW/200Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, which is a mildly revised version of the engine currently fitted to the Mazda 3 SP20 Skyactiv...

Mazda 3 cut to $19,990 driveaway as new model nears

The price of the Mazda 3 has been cut to $19,990 driveaway as Mazda Australia takes one final shot at the Toyota Corolla and the 2013 sales crown. The aggressive driveaway pricing comes on the back of the international launch of the third-generation Mazda 3, which is destined to arrive in local showrooms in January/February 2014...

New Mazda 3 future-proofs infotainment system

The new infotainment system in the 2014 Mazda 3 aims to future-proof the car to keep up with the ever-changing world of multimedia and smartphones while providing a safer and less distracting cabin environment. At the launch of the new Mazda 3 in Los Angeles, the company's general manager of production division, Ryuichi Umeshita, explained in detail the work that had gone into the car’s infotainment system...

2014 Mazda 3 gets electric power steering

Engineers behind the new 2014 Mazda 3 have tuned the steering setup of the third-generation 3 to the point that it mimics the best parts of a manual steering system for better response and feedback. The company’s head of vehicle evaluation, David Coleman, told the Australian media at the car’s launch in California that the inclusion of an electric power steering system in the new Mazda 3 was a great opportunity but one which the company knew had plenty of risks...

Mazda 3 sedan: fresh gallery leaked

Images of the Mazda 3 sedan have been leaked again ahead of its upcoming official reveal, with new shots exposing more of the exterior and interior. Coming less than two weeks after the all-new Mazda 3 hatch’s global unveiling, and just days after the first Mazda 3 sedan images were leaked, new images have been published by Czech website Auto along with others released by French-Canadian website Guideautoweb...

Mazda 3 sedan revealed in leaked images

The new Mazda 3 sedan has been leaked weeks ahead of its official unveiling. The images, leaked by the Russian edition of Top Gear, come hot on the (boot-less) tail of the Mazda 3 hatch revealed last week, and show a four-door design that from some angles mimics the bigger Mazda 6 sedan...

2014 Mazda 3 revealed

The all-new Mazda 3 has been officially unveiled, revealing the design and first specification and performance details of the popular small car's latest iteration. The third-generation Mazda 3 was initially revealed in Melbourne on Wednesday ahead of similar launch events in Istanbul, St Petersburg, London and finally New York early on Thursday morning...

Mazda 3 MPS successor delayed

A replacement for the Mazda 3 MPS is in the pipeline but will be forced to wait for the company's mainstream models to be designed and engineered before it sees the light of day. At the unveiling of the all-new third-generation Mazda 3, Mazda Australia managing director Martin Benders confirmed the local division’s desire for a high-performance flagship to sit atop its small-car range, but conceded there was no definite timeline for the model at this stage...

Mazda 3: new small car won't join sub-$20K price war

Mazda Australia says it has no interest in engaging in the country's intensifying sub-$20K small-car price war with its all-new Mazda 3 that's due to launch early next year. Competition in Australia's most popular new-car class is hotter than ever, with three of the segment's biggest names all offering base models for under $20,000 – the $18,990 Nissan Pulsar, the $19,490 Holden Cruze and the $19,990 Toyota Corolla...

Mazda 3 faces battle to retain sales crown but confident of 2014 win

Mazda Australia admits the Mazda 3 small car has a fight on its hands to stop the Toyota Corolla from usurping its title as Australia's favourite car this year. The second-generation Mazda 3 topped Australia’s sales charts in 2011 and 2012, but has slipped behind the Corolla after five months of 2013 (Corolla 16,774 vs Mazda 3 16,405)...

Mazda 3: all-new small car revealed at 4:30am

Update: The embargo has been broken and the all-new Mazda 3 has been revealed. Full story here: 2014 Mazda 3 revealed. The all-new Mazda 3 will be officially unveiled in the early hours of Thursday morning as part of a global reveal. Mazda has published a teaser image of the new 3's grille (top) on its Facebook page today as part of the build-up...