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New compact Mazda 3 saloon will rival the Volkswagen Golf

The Mazda 3 is is powered by a new, superfrugal 99bhp 1.5-litre Skyactiv-G petrol engine that takes it from rest to 62 mph in 10.8 seconds

http://dailym.ai/14juJtO Form hopes their new compact Mazda 3 saloon will rival the Volkswagen Golf … #MailOnline

Japan’s Mazda unveiled its new five-door small family hatchback simultaneously in five locations across the globe this week – including Britain.

So it was party time in London, Istanbul and St. Petersburg, New York and Melbourne.

Mazda said it chose the cities for their ‘insightful, spirited and stylish character which were in keeping with the car’s’.

Mazda Motor Europe President and chief executive Jeff Guyton said: ‘Everything about the allnew Mazda 3 is exciting, from the way it looks and feels to its dynamic performance, nimble responsiveness, reliability and operating costs.’

The firm hopes the new ‘compact’ Mazda 3 saloon, pictured, will rival the Volkswagen Golf and make up almost a third of global sales. It goes on sale in the UK this autumn from around £16,000.

It is powered by a new, superfrugal 99bhp 1.5-litre Skyactiv-G petrol engine that takes it from rest to 62 mph in 10.8 seconds and to a top speed of 113mph, as well as 118 bhp or 163 bhp 2-litre petrol units and a 2.2-litre diesel which will sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 8.1 seconds
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