First drive: Mazda 3 2.2d 150 Sport Nav
With a new model not due until 2018 a reworking of the Mazda 3 seems a good idea. It competes in a ferociously fierce category, taking on everything from the Hyundai i30 to the Kia Ceed, from the Ford Focus to the Skoda Octavia. So how has Mazda added to the 3?
There are some minor exterior upgrades like the new grille while inside there are larger door bins, leather steering wheel and, on our Sport Nav trim, a colour head-up display. Most changes though can be found under the skin.
What impresses in this car is the 2.2-litre diesel. It was a good engine but it’s even better now thanks to... read more
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