Mazda has already announced plans to unveil a new generation Mazda3, but until that new model arrives in 2014, the British market can take advantage of two very cool editions based on the current Mazda3 MPS. The two new models, Tamura and Venture, are priced from £15,995 (about $25,700 at the current exchange rates) and £17,495 ($28,150 at the current rates), respectively.

The new Tamura Edition will be offered with an impressive list of standard equipment: 17" alloy wheels, Sports styling kit, front fog lights, electric windows, six-speaker audio system, dual zone climate control air-conditioning, front, side and curtain airbags, and a Thatcham Cat 1 alarm.

The Venture Edition will add light gunmetal alloys wheels, a unique rear spoiler, privacy glass, 5.8-inch Sanyo TomTom navigation, Bluetooth hands-free, automatic lights and wipers, cruise control, and heated front sports seats.

Both models are offered with either a 1.6-liter MZR petrol or diesel engine, both delivering improved fuel economy by 1.4%. Co2 emissions are also reduced by 2%.

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10 comments:

  (422) posted on 10.4.2012

that’s what i was talking about! i think that this car segment: the hatchbacks, is a very difficult one. lots of offers for many pockets and tastes. and i guess it comes to money first and then to personal preferences!

  (475) posted on 10.4.2012

the way john puts it, i guess there are german aggressive cars with good looks and excellent reliability. i kind of forgot about those. although the other japanses alternative (the new civic) is not bad either, if not even better.

  (509) posted on 10.4.2012

what about VW Golf, Ford Focus, Peugeot 308, Citroen C4, Audi A3, BMW 1 series, Honda Civic and so on. that’s some competition and i bet most of the cars there can give you the same options in the same price range.

  (542) posted on 10.4.2012

@john: what do you have in mind more precisely? the price for this car is quite fair, considering what it’s offering.

  (422) posted on 10.4.2012

maybe it’s just me, but i find this car a little expensive.

  (452) posted on 10.4.2012

the engine is not huge but it’s well balanced for a car that’s meant to be used mostly in a city, but is also great for going tripping. i think that the engineers at mazda did a pretty good job in getting these two purposes of a car together in this mazda 3

  (475) posted on 10.4.2012

there are few things better then an aggressive Japanese car with good looks and excellent reliability.

  (509) posted on 10.4.2012

you guys are talking about that...but what about the competition?

  (542) posted on 10.4.2012

the 3.000$ difference between the two models is well deserved. it’s worth every penny, from my point of view. and i say that from personal experience: i still regret not adding cruise control to my car!

  (516) posted on 10.4.2012

i love the bonnet. it has that very aggressive air intake. love it!

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