Having made its debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Motor Show, Mazda Ireland has announced pricing and specification for the All-New Mazda3 hatchback and saloon.

The All-New Mazda3 is the first of the Japanese firm’s next-generation vehicles and reflects the very latest in Mazda’s engineering, design and manufacturing.

Offered initially with either a122ps 2.0 litre SkyActiv-G petrol in hatchback or 116ps 1.8 litre SkyActiv-D diesel engine in hatchback and saloon. The Irish model line-up sees a choice of four trim levels: GS, GS-L, GT/Platinum (Hatch/Saloon), GT Sport/Platinum Sport (Hatch/Saloon).

Mazda’s innovative SkyActiv-X, Spark Controlled Compression Ignition engine later in the year, while the Saloon model Mazda3 will arrive in showrooms this coming June.

The All-new Mazda3 will come with unprecedented list of standard equipment including high-end technology such as an 8.8-inch colour entertainment screen, 7-inch digital dashboard, window projected colour Active Driving Display, LED headlights with High Beam Control, Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring with rear traffic alert, E-Call, Lane Keep Assist and much more.

Every model in the line-up also features navigation, Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™ and an advanced eight speaker audio system. All trims are offered with both diesel and petrol engines, while a choice between manual and automatic gearboxes is also offered.

GS-L includes a reversing camera, smart keyless entry, heated front seats, while the GT model is equipped with 18” alloy wheels and a black leather interior.

At the top of the range the GT Sport/Platinum Sport sees an enhanced cabin with additional chrome detailing, a frameless rear view mirror, rear privacy glass and Bose® audio twelve speaker audio system.

The first car based on Mazda’s next generation of Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture, the All-New Mazda3 takes things to the next level when it comes to handling, ride comfort and refinement.

Every element from the seat, body, tyres and suspension has been developed with a human centred approach to ensure that Mazda’s famous ‘Jinba Ittai’ sense of oneness between car and driver is more finely balanced than ever before.

Under the bonnet, for improved efficiency the Skyactiv-G petrol engine now features a cylinder deactivation system and Mazda’s M Hybrid 24V system. This mild-hybrid system improves fuel economy by recycling recovered kinetic energy.

A belt-driven integrated starter generator (ISG) converts the energy in the 600kJ lithium-ion battery, while the DC-DC converter supplies it to the cars electrical equipment.

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.

All models feature a seven-inch colour TFT driver instrument display, while the latest version of Mazda’s MZD-Connect infotainment system features a larger 8.8-inch central display, improved navigation and a revised multimedia commander control dial, to name just a few of the enhancements. 

Sure to turn heads when it arrives in Ireland in late April, the All-New Mazda3 exterior styling adopts a more mature interpretation of KODO design that exemplifies Mazda’s artful design and clean Japanese aesthetics.

The first production car to embody this evolution of KODO, the elimination of unnecessary character lines, means the design relies on beautifully curved body panels that reflect the surrounding environment, while the dark metallic colouring and bold contouring of the signature wing and grille distinguish it from the forthcoming saloon model.

The All-New Mazda3’s striking proportions are further highlighted by the low nose, slender LED headlights, reduced wheel arch gaps and long wheelbase.

Mazda’s newest paint colour Polymetal Grey (Hatch only) makes its debut on the All-New Mazda3. GS and GS-L cars feature 16-inch silver wheels, while from GT/Platinum onwards 18-inch Grey/Silver Metallic wheels.

Rear privacy glass and piano black window garnish distinguish the top of the range GT Sport/Platinum Sport model.

Mazda Ireland MD said: “since the launch of Mazda3 it has continuously witnessed strong sales in a very competitive segment and is reflective of the continuously received praise in its segment, aesthetically and as a driving experience.

“The All New Mazda3 the first of our 7th generation products with its stunning exterior Kodo design complimented with Mazda human-centric interior design further raises its profile as a segment leader and a true alternative to premium rivals.”

He added: “With Mazda’s new 1.8D and 2.0P Skyactiv-X engine technology now available in the Mazda3 and with improved driving dynamics to further strengthen Mazda driving philosophy Jinba Ittai, car-and-driver-as-one the All New Mazda3 should be a genuine consideration for any driver looking for a premium yet fun to drive offering.”

All-new Mazda3 Pricing  MSRP
5 Door Hatchback
MAZDA3 2.0P 5DR (122ps) GS € 26,295
MAZDA3 2.0P 5DR (122ps) GS-L € 27,495
MAZDA3 2.0P 5DR (122ps) GT  € 29,645
MAZDA3 2.0P 5DR (122ps) GT SPORT € 30,795
MAZDA3 2.0P 5DR (122ps) GS-L 6AT € 29,995
MAZDA3 2.0P 5DR (122ps) GT SPORT 6AT € 33,295
MAZDA3 1.8D 5DR (116ps) GS € 28,715
MAZDA3 1.8D 5DR (116ps) GS-L € 29,915
MAZDA3 1.8D 5DR (116ps) GT € 32,065
MAZDA3 1.8D 5DR (116ps) GT SPORT € 33,215
MAZDA3 1.8D 5DR (116ps) GS-L 6AT € 32,415
MAZDA3 1.8D 5DR (116ps) GT SPORT 6AT € 35,715
4 Door Saloon
MAZDA3 1.8D 4DR (116ps) GS € 28,715
MAZDA3 1.8D 4DR (116ps) GS-L € 29,915
MAZDA3 1.8D 4DR (116ps) PLATINUM € 32,065
MAZDA3 1.8D 4DR (116ps) PLATINUM SPORT € 33,215
MAZDA3 1.8D 4DR (116ps) GS-L 6AT € 32,415
MAZDA3 1.8D 4DR (116ps) PLATINUM SPORT 6AT € 35,715
All-new Mazda3 specification   
GSGS-LGT/PlatinumGT Sport/Platinum Sport
16” Silver AlloyHeadlights LEDDaytime Running Lamp – HalogenRear Combination lamp – LEDRoof SpoilerElectrical, Auto Foldable & Adjust & Heater MirrorHidden Wiper & Washer Nozzle On WiperRadiator Grill – 4DR Material Colour / 5DR BlackOuter Mirror – Auto DimmingSmart Keyless Entry18″ Alloys (5DR Grey Metallic / 4DR Silver Metallic)Exterior Mirror Memory and Head Up Display Memory18″ Alloys G1 & D1 (5DR Grey Metallic / 4DR Silver Metallic)Exterior Mirror Memory and Head Up Display MemoryAdaptive LED HeadlightFront and Rear LED Signature LightRear Privacy Glass4DR Front Grille Black ColourPiano Black B-Pillar
New Cloth seat, Black Roof Interior (HB) / Grey Roof interior (SDN)8.8″ TFT Colour Centre DisplayPower Window (Front & Rear)Leather Steering WheelSteering Wheel Audio & Bluetooth SwitchesManual Air ConditioningMultimedia Commander7 Inch TFT Meter Set (Digital Dashboard)Window Projector Head Up DisplayElectronic Parking Brake with Auto HoldAutomatic Lights & WipersSun visor Vanity IlluminationSeat Lifter Driver and PassengerRear Centre Armrest with Rear Cup Holders x 2Rear Digital Camera Inner Mirror – Auto Dimming (With Frame)Front Seat HeaterDual Automatic Air ConditioningBlack Leather SeatsPower Driver Seat (8 way & lumber)Driving Position MemoryBlack Leather SeatsPower Driver Seat (8 way & lumber)Driving Position MemoryAT Paddle Shift (Automatic Models Only)Inner Mirror – Auto Dimming (Frameless)
G-Vectoring Control PlusSide & Curtain Airbag, Knee Airbag for driverSmart City Break Support (SCBS) w/Pedestrian detection (AEB)BSM with RCTA (Blind Spot Monitoring with rear cross traffic alert)DAA without camera (Driver Attention Alert)Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR)LDWS / LKA (lane departure warning / lane keep assist)Fr. SBS (Smart Brake Support)MRCC (Mazda Radar Cruise Control) Full Speed (AT) / (including ISA – intelligent speed assist)Rear Parking SensorHBC (High Beam Control)E-Call with GPSAuto Door LockFront Parking Sensors  
USB & 12V OutletAM/FM Radio8 speakersBluetoothApple Car play and Android AutoDAB RadioSatellite NavigationCD Player BOSE Sound SystemSilver Speaker Design (12 speakers)
Cylinder Deactivation for SKYACTIV-G 122psM Hybrid for Petrol Engines