Powered exclusively by the ground-breaking Skyactiv-X Spark Controlled Compression Ignition Engine, the all-new Mazda3 Saloon joins the hatchback to create a 28 model range across both body styles.
Featuring Mazda’s unique Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) technology, Skyactiv-X is the world’s first production petrol engine to exploit the benefits of compression ignition. Providing drivers with the free-revving performance of a petrol engine with superior efficiency akin to a diesel, the 2.0-litre four-cylinder 180ps Skyactiv-X engine features the highest compression ratio for a production petrol engine in the world, while its lean burn capabilities ensure outstanding fuel economy and low emissions.
Additionally, Mazda’s Skyactiv-X engine is matched to the Mazda M Hybrid 24V mild-hybrid system that recycles recovered kinetic energy.
The eight-model Mazda3 Saloon range features Sport, Sport Lux, GT Sport and GT Sport Tech trim levels, with a choice of automatic or manual transmission for every grade. All versions are specified with a level of standard equipment never seen before on a Mazda in this sector, including high-end technology such as a windscreen projecting colour head-up display with traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise Control and LED headlights across the range. Every model in the line-up also features navigation, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and an advanced eight speaker audio system.
Crucially for fleet customers the Mazda3 Saloon emits just 96g/km in the £23,555 Sport trim, and it’s this combination of low BIK, generous standard equipment, efficiency and performance that ensures the Mazda3 Saloon will appeal to business users looking for a stylish, high quality and great to drive saloon.
Commenting on the Mazda3 Saloon, Steve Tomlinson, Head of Fleet Mazda UK, said: “with its Skayactiv-X engine the Mazda3 Saloon is the perfect option for company cars drivers who are looking for an elegant alternative to an SUV. With CO² from just 96g/km and a lower BIK rate than popular traditional diesel powered vehicles, the all-new Mazda3 Skyactiv-X Saloon can take on all of the established mid-sized premium saloon cars in the sector”.
Visually distinct from the hatchback, the all-new Mazda3 Saloon’s design is a refined expression of sophistication. The saloon’s smooth surface movements evoke elegance and maturity akin to the VISION COUPE concept car. Its chrome plated grille and unique front bumper adopt a horizontal layout that accentuate a low and wide stance on the road.
Inside, the stylish cabin environment takes a minimalist approach with every aspect of the cockpit laid out in perfect horizontal symmetry with the driver to deliver both ergonomic simplicity and beautiful design. Mazda’s focus on Japanese mastery inspired craftsmanship is evident in both high-class materials found throughout the interior and the impressive build quality.
“With both the Mazda3 Saloon and Hatchback in our line-up, and the Mazda CX-30 compact SUV arriving in January, the next few months are very exciting for us at Mazda, as our new-generation models are delivering a fantastic blend of style, quality, efficiency and value to business users,” commented Steve Tomlinson. The all-New Mazda3 Saloon is available to order now.