The Mazda3 hatchback exudes promise from its purposeful and elegant exterior and lives up to this first impression through its accomplished performance and interior luxury. Low running costs and a multitude of sophisticated safety measures, moreover, make the Mazda3 a practical as well as stylish choice.
The attractive, streamlined looks of the Mazda3 Hatchback gives any committed driver the urge to experience the car from behind the wheel. The broad haunches, "eagle-eyed" headlights and flared wheel arches lend the vehicle a vivacious presence on the road, emphasised by character lines that add a sense of constant and rapid motion
Inside the Mazda3 hatchback, build quality is equally flawless. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and satin chrome detailing complement a clear and simple dashboard, while Piano Black inlays enhance the refined, contemporary ambience. Controls are within easy reach regardless of your build, due to the highly adjustable seats and steering column and Sport Nav specifications come with leather seats.
Using your smartphone is possible on any specification of the Mazda3 hatchback through the manufacturer's Multimedia System. You can link your phone up to the 7" colour touchscreen and access various internet services when on the move, such as radio stations and apps including Aha™ and Stitcher™. Integrated Bluetooth® enables you to take calls hands-free for added safety and, just like the iPod® connectivity function, it is included at no extra cost.
In terms of performance and driving dynamics, the Mazda3 hatchback certainly lives up to its athletic exterior styling. The model is graceful and quick to accelerate, with crisp yet stable handling and excellent ride quality. Choose the 150ps 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D diesel for both the most potent pace and the lowest running costs; with this engine the Mazda3 hatchback can achieve 0-60mph acceleration in 8.1 seconds whilst returning 68.9mpg combined fuel consumption. Meanwhile, the SKYACTIV-G petrol units available produce between 100ps and 165ps.
The SKYACTIV-Body is constructed from ultra-strong steel and includes crumple zones to absorb impact forces. Extra protection is given by driver, passenger, front, side and curtain airbags. The active safety measures, however, make it much less likely that you'll ever need the support of the structure; the likes of Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Traction Control System (TCS) give you the means to retain control of the car in dangerous situations. It is no surprise, then, that the Mazda3 hatchback boasts a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating.
There is even more to discover about the Mazda3 hatchback and no better way to do so than through a test drive. Enquire with our team in Oldham today to book your time on the road and for any other information.