Like the New Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5, the all-new Mazda3 comes with the
unique impact-absorbing yet lightweight SKYACTIV-Body and
SKYACTIV-Chassis. Around 60 per cent of the body, for example, is made
from high and ultra-high tensile steels. That’s up from 50 per cent in
its predecessor, making the all-new Mazda3’s lighter yet some 30 per
cent stiffer than the previous model. Consequently, the latest Mazda3
delivers even better passive safety protection, which is complemented by
the cutting-edge range of sensor-based active safety technology.
Starting next year, Euro NCAP safety evaluations will also include these kinds of active safety systems in its vehicle assessment.
Another highlight of the all-new Mazda3 is its linear, responsive and predictable acceleration, braking, handling and steering. By making the car easier to drive safely, such attributes further reduce accident potential without compromising Mazda’s traditional fun-to-drive character.
The all-new car also features a completely redesigned interior based on a new cabin concept developed to help the driver make the best possible use of all the information the vehicle’s systems has to offer.
Mazda’s newest model, which will be available at 137 Mazda dealers across the UK early next year, is the safest compact car to be tested by Euro NCAP thus far in 2013.
The 36-strong range of all-new Mazda3 models will feature five equipment levels (SE, SE Nav, SE-L, SE-L Nav and Sport Nav), with 21 hatchbacks (including eight diesel models) and 15 Fastbacks, (five with diesel power), including 13 models with automatic transmission. Prices will start at £16,695 (on-the-road) and rise to £23,345. For More Information On The New Mazda3 Contact Essex Mazda Rayleigh Today!
* Euro NCAP = European New Car Assessment Programme, an independent agency awarding automotive safety ratings since 1997.
** Adult occupant 80%, child occupant 60%, pedestrian 60%, safety assist 65%, and overall 80%. Scores in each category are based on several crash tests, including a 40mph (64km/h) frontal impact with a 40% overlap, 31mph (50km/h) vehicle side impact, 18.0mph (29km/h) pole side impact and 25mph (40km/h) impacts involving child and adult pedestrian dummies. Euro NCAP also evaluates the electronic stability control (ESC) system, which Mazda calls Dynamic Stability Control (DSC).