The all-new 2014 Mazda3 has arrived at Mazda dealerships across Australia ahead of its 1 February on-sale date.
Completely new from the ground up, the third generation Mazda3 features the company’s much praised SKYACTIV Technology and ‘KODO-Soul of Motion’ design language. With the new model, Mazda promises dramatic fuel efficiency improvements, greater refinement, increased performance and state-of-the-art connectivity.
The new Mazda3 is the third new generation Mazda after CX-5 and Mazda6 to adopt the company’s signature ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design language and is available with the full range of i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies – Mazda’s umbrella term covering a series of electronic safety systems which make use of detection devices such as milliwave radars and cameras.
Offered in sedan or hatch, it comes with a SKYACTIV-G 2.0 litre petrol developing 114 kW and 200 Nm or SKYACTIV-G 2.5 litre petrol engine producing 138 kW and 250 Nm. It is available with the choice of two transmission types, the 6-speed SKYACTIV-Drive automatic and 6-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual.
Boasting more than 30% improvement in fuel efficiency over the outgoing engines, the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 litre petrol engine with SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmission sips a frugal 5.7 litres per 100 kilometres, while the more powerful SKYACTIV-G 2.5 litre petrol engine with SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmission uses 6.0 Litres per 100 kilometres.
In a number of Mazda firsts, the 2014 Mazda3 introduces a head-up Active Driving Display and a next generation central display interface offering safe access to navigation, communications and infotainment, including social media such as Stitcher™, Aha™ and Pandora®, through Mazda’s new MZD Connect connectivity system.
Infotainment data, such as maps and audio system controls, are shown on a 7-inch center display positioned high on the dashboard
The newest generation Mazda3 is available in eight colours including Titanium Flash and Deep Crystal which are introduced for the first time, while Soul Red and Reflex Blue make their debut on Mazda3.
All-New Mazda3 comes in six grades, including Neo, Maxx, Touring, SP25, SP25 GT and SP25 Astina, with prices starting at $20,490 (excluding on roads).
2014 Mazda3 at a glance
- Third Mazda after CX-5 and Mazda6 to adopt KODO — Soul of Motion design language and SKYACTIV Technology
- Availability of latest i-ACTIVSENSE technologies across the range
- First Mazda to introduce a Head-up Active Driving Display
- Introduction of next-generation HMI with Commander control offering safe access to navigation, communications and infotainment including social media such as Stitcher™, Aha™ and Pandora®
- Introduction of MZD Connect, Mazda’s new connectivity system
- Reintroduction of the Astina name plate
- Pricing below launch prices of the second generation Mazda3
- Specification levels higher than the second generation Mazda3
All-New 2014 Mazda3 Pricing
|Model||Engine||Transmission||MLP (excl. on-roads)|
|Mazda3 Neo||2.0 litre petrol||6MT||$20,490|
|Mazda3 Neo||2.0 litre petrol||6AT||$22,490|
|Mazda3 Maxx||2.0 litre petrol||6MT||$22,990|
|Mazda3 Maxx||2.0 litre petrol||6AT||$24,990|
|Mazda3 Touring||2.0 litre petrol||6MT||$25,490|
|Mazda3 Touring||2.0 litre petrol||6AT||$27,490|
|Mazda3 SP25||2.5 litre petrol||6MT||$25,890|
|Mazda3 SP25||2.5 litre petrol||6AT||$27,890|
|Mazda3 SP25 GT||2.5 litre petrol||6MT||$30,590|
|Mazda3 SP25 GT||2.5 litre petrol||6AT||$32,590|
|Mazda3 SP25 Astina||2.5 litre petrol||6MT||$36,190|
|Mazda3 SP25 Astina||2.5 litre petrol||6AT||$38,190|