Mazda3 capable of up to 72.4 mpg

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The all-new Mazda3 is capable of up to 72.4mpg economy with emissions from 104g/km CO2.

The new model, which will be available in hatchback and fastback (saloon) body styles, will be the third car in the Mazda range, following the Mazda CX-5 and new Mazda6, to feature the manufacturer’s SKYACTIV technology.

A choice of three SKYACTIV-G petrol engines and one SKYACTIV-D diesel engine available with CO 2 emissions from 104g/km will be twinned with six-speed automatic or manual transmissions offering a wide model choice across SE, SE Nav, SE-L, SE-L Nav and Sport Nav trim levels.

Arrival of the 36-strong model range heralds the debut of two new SKYACTIV engines – the SKYACTIV-G 1.5-litre 100ps and the 2.0-litre 120ps, both delivering up to 55.4mpg on the combined cycle and emissions from 119gkm.

The range also sees the introduction of powerplants already established in the Mazda CX-5 and new Mazda6 in the form of the SKYACTIV-G 2.0-litre 165ps with up to 48.7mpg and emissions of 135g/km, and the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 150ps, which meets Euro 6 emission standards and returns up to 72.4mpg with emissions from 104g/km.

Prices start at £16,695 for the all-new Mazda3 hatchback 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-G 100ps SE hatchback and extend to £23,345 for the all-new Mazda3 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D 150ps Sport Nav auto hatchback. The range goes on sale in January 2014.

Prices for the all-new Mazda3 fastback featuring the 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D 150ps (104g/km) engine start at £19,245 for the SE derivative and extend to £22,145 for the Sport Nav variant. It means that company car driver benefit-in-kind tax bills for the car start at just £48 a month in 2014 for a basic rate taxpayer (£96 a month at the higher rate).

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