Mazda has unveiled the new ‘3' model, which is now available with the brand's award-winning SKYACTIV technology. The model joins to the well-known Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5, which also benefits from the same technology. It delivers low carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and first-class fuel economy.

The 1.5 liter SkyActiv -G petrol with 100HP (74 kW) boasts an impressive 17 % reduced CO2 emissions compared to the previous generation 1.6 liter petrol.

"MPG from all-new Mazda3 SKYACTIV-G petrol engines is phenomenal and as average company car mileage reduces many drivers do not require a diesel engine model. Furthermore, businesses and drivers benefit from the lower pump price of petrol.", commented Mazda Head of Fleet Steve Tomlinson.

"Many companies' link vehicle choice lists to a monthly lease rate allowance and drivers typically select models that deliver the best value for money. The combination of power, performance and specification delivered by the all-new Mazda3 petrol engine range twinned with low CO2 and top-notch MPG is proving very attractive when factored against a monthly lease rate, which reflects annual mileage and excellent residual values.", he added.

The all-new Mazda3 is available in both a Hatchback and Fastback (saloon). The engine range of 2014 Mazda3 includes a 1.5 liter SkyActiv-G with 100HP, a 2.0 liter with either 120HP (88 kW) or 165HP (121 kW). The diesel range includes SkyActive-D 2.2 liter with 150HP (110 kW). Petrol engine models offer fuel economy from up to 55.4 mpg UK and CO2 emissions from as little as 119g/km, while the diesel engine, which meets EURO 6 regulations and returns up to 72.4 mpg UK with emissions from just 104g/km.

2014 Mazda3 is priced from £16,695 OTR and is available in three trim levels - SE, SE-L and Sport Nav.

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Source: Mazda