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All-New Mazda3 In ‘Yet Another Stylish And Practical Mazda’ Shock

Mazda has revealed the all-new 3 saloon and hatchback, and it’s absolutely no surprise to see that it looks fantastic and should do everything you could ask of it

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This is the brand new Mazda3, in both its hatchback and saloon body styles. We reckon the front end is easily the prettiest of any compact hatchback on sale today.

Designed to “enable people to make the most of their natural sense of balance,” we imagine the press release might have been directly translated from the Japanese. Because we have no idea what that actually means.

Mazda - All-New Mazda3 In ‘Yet Another Stylish And Practical Mazda’ Shock - News

Apparently, though, the new Golf rival has been engineered so that the basic driving attributes like accelerating, turning and braking all feel “completely natural.” We hope that means they’re direct and precise, with good feedback at the wheel and seat.

More details will be released later, at which point we’ll update this story, but for now all we know is that the handsome devil will use all three of Mazda’s current internal combustion engine ranges: SkyActiv-G petrol, SkyActiv-D diesel and the intriguing new SkyActiv-X, which we’ve driven and should offer diesel fuel economy with vastly lower particulate emissions – a best of both worlds scenario for the planet.

More to follow.