The new Mazda3 is available to order now, with prices starting from £20,595.

To begin with, it will be offered in hatchback form only, powered by a choice of either a 122ps 2.0-litre petrol engine or a 116ps diesel.

The petrol engine features both cylinder deactivation and Mazda’s 24V mild-hybrid system. A belt-driven starter-generator provides both regenerative braking and additional driving torque, with power stored in a 600kJ lithium-ion battery.

Mazda’s innovative Skyactiv-X spark controlled compression ignition engine will join the range later, as will the Saloon model.

Five trims will be available – SE-L, SE-L Lux, Sport Lux, GT Sport and GT Sport Tech.

Standard equipment includes automatic LED headlights with High Beam Control, automatic wipers, 8.8-inch infotainment display, European satellite navigation, Smart City Brake Support, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Attention Alert, radar cruise control, and a few others.

Mazda’s new windscreen-projected head-up display is also standard across the range, as is Android Auto/Apple CarPlay.

SE-L Lux models gain auto-dimming mirrors, both front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera, CD player, dual-zone climate control, and keyless entry.

Sport Lux adds revised front bumpers, adaptive headlights, signature LED tail-lights, privacy glass, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

GT Sport brings a driver memory function and a Bose hi-fi, while GT Sport Tech further adds 360-degree parking camera, Rear Smart City Brake Support, Cruising Traffic Assist, and an upgraded Driver Attention Alert system with camera.

For their latest model, Mazda have also created a new paint colour – Polymetal Grey.

The new Mazda3 is available to order now, with first deliveries expected in May 2019.

New Mazda3 Pricing

Skyactiv-G Hatchback

ModelRFL & 1st RegPriceVATP11DEstimated OTR
All-New Mazda3 122ps SE-L£225£16,975.00£3,395.00£20,370£20,595
All-New Mazda3 122ps SE-L Auto£225£18,058.33£3,611.67£21,670£21,895
All-New Mazda3 122ps SE-L Lux£225£17,891.67£3,578.33£21,470£21,695
All-New Mazda3 122ps SE-L Lux Auto£225£18,975.00£3,795.00£22,770£22,995
All-New Mazda3 122ps Sport Lux£225£18,808.33£3,761.67£22,570£22,795
All-New Mazda3 122ps Sport Lux Auto£225£19,891.67£3,978.33£23,870£24,095
All-New Mazda3 122ps GT Sport£225£20,308.33£4,061.67£24,370£24,595
All-New Mazda3 122ps GT Sport Auto£225£21,391.67£4,278.33£25,670£25,895
All-New Mazda3 122ps GT Sport Tech£225£21,058.33£4,211.67£25,270£25,495
All-New Mazda3 122ps GT Sport Tech Auto£225£22,141.67£4,428.33£26,570£26,795

Skyactiv-D Hatchback

ModelRFL & 1st RegPriceVATP11DEstimated OTR
All-New Mazda3 116ps SE-L Diesel£225£18,475.00£3,695.00£22,170£22,395
All-New Mazda3 116ps SE-L Auto Diesel£265£19,558.33£3,911.67£23,470£23,735
All-New Mazda3 116ps SE-L Lux Diesel£225£19,391.67£3,878.33£23,270£23,495
All-New Mazda3 116ps SE-L Lux Auto Diesel£265£20,475.00£4,095.00£24,570£24,835
All-New Mazda3 116ps Sport Lux Diesel£225£20,308.33£4,061.67£24,370£24,595
All-New Mazda3 116ps Sport Lux Auto Diesel£265£21,391.67£4,278.33£25,670£25,935
All-New Mazda3 116ps GT Sport Diesel£225£21,808.33£4,361.67£26,170£26,395
All-New Mazda3 116ps GT Sport Auto Diesel£265£22,891.67£4,578.33£27,470£27,735

Alex

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