The Mazda3 Fastback is a particularly sleek and spacious edition of the Japanese manufacturer's acclaimed mid-size family car. SKYACTIV technology makes the model responsive and economical, whilst dynamic looks and a cabin bursting with amenities render it more inviting for a wide range of motorists.
The saloon is slightly lengthier than its hatchback counterpart and in the eyes of most it will have a slight edge over its sibling for instant visual appeal. 16" alloy wheels and daytime running lights are standard, enhancing the attraction of an already beautifully contoured body. Flared arches over the front and rear wheels are akin to strong muscles and swept back headlamps give the front a purposeful look.
Open the door and enter an environment crafted for space, comfort and support. There is plenty of legroom for the tallest passengers on the rear seats and the bench also splits and folds to expand the already generous boot. The driver and passengers sit on a stylish black cloth trim in the standard model, with Piano Black decorative inlays and other soft-touch surfaces stretching out around them.
One glance at the features list confirms that the Mazda3 Fastback is well prepared to keep you connected when on the road. At the centre of the dashboard is a 7" colour touch-screen display which forms part of the cutting-edge Mazda Multimedia System. Play your own choice of music with the help of iPod® connectivity and take command safely through buttons mounted to the steering wheel. With integrated Bluetooth® you can also link your compatible smartphone to the system and access apps like Aha™ and Stitcher™.
High performance doesn't have to mean high running costs as the Mazda3 Fastback proves. Its SKYACTIV-G petrol and SKYACTIV-D diesel engines have been engineered to respond instantly when you dip the accelerator and return figures that help to look after your finances. At the wheel of the 150ps 2.2-litre diesel you can achieve up to 72.4mpg combined and be satisfied by CO2 emissions of just 104g/km. The unit is also the quickest as it takes less than eight seconds to surge from standing to 60mph. The engines alone aren't responsible for this convention-defying output as each is fitted within a lightweight yet strong SKYACTIV-Body.
The SKYACTIV-Body is your first defence against unlikely collisions as its crumple zones absorb impact forces to protect you. This passive feature is complemented by various active technologies that intelligently prevent accidents from occurring. Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) monitors the traffic in front and brakes automatically when travelling at a low speed to help you avoid a collision. Mazda has also included Hill Hold Assist (HHA) as standard to prevent the vehicle from rolling into others, plus Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) keeps the saloon sure-footed.
The Mazda3 Fastback is ready to be explored at Vantage Mazda where you can book a test drive to sample the sporty saloon's performance. Contact the team directly to find out more about the car and your finance options.