Commenting on the Mazda3’s success, UKCOTY co-founder and judge Alisdair Suttie, said: “on looks alone, the Mazda3 is a class apart from its peers, yet the appeal is much more than skin deep. Superb to drive, comfortable and made to exacting standards, the Mazda3 also comes with clever engine technology that makes it both fun and frugal to drive. All of this made it an easy choice as UKCOTY’s Small Hatch of the Year”.
A sense of balance is as important when we drive as it is when we walk, inspiring confidence in every turn of the wheel. We brought together experts to enhance the feeling that the all-new Mazda3 feels like an extension of your body, using human-centric engineering and Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture to make tyres, seats and chassis work in complete harmony with you.
The technological highlight of the new Mazda3 is the innovative Skyactiv-X engine: The first commercial petrol engine with Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) combines the best of both worlds: The advantages of petrol and diesel technology in a new and unique engine. It offers powerful torque with outstanding fuel consumption and low CO2 emission values.
Models shown may not be to UK specification. Colours and some exterior and/or interior elements may differ on screen from the actual model. Bose sound system available on GT Sport and GT Sport Tech models. The official fuel consumption figures in mpg (l/100km) for the All-New Mazda3 range: Combined 42.2 (6.7) - 56.5 (5.0)*. CO2 emissions (g/km) 128 - 107*
Figures shown in the key features section relate to All-New Mazda3 122ps SE-L model . Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption and CO2 figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load.
*There is a new test used for fuel consumption and CO2 figures. The CO2 figures shown however, are based on the outgoing test cycle and will be used to calculate vehicle tax on first registration. The MPG figures quoted are sourced from official EU-regulated test results obtained through laboratory testing. These are provided for comparability purposes only and may not reflect your actual driving results.
*figures based on All-New Mazda3 116ps SE-L
**figures based on All-New Mazda3 180ps Sport