1 March 2019
New Mazda3 goes on order in Ireland
Available in both 5-door hatch and saloon formats, first customer deliveries will be in April.
There are two engines at launch, a 122hp 2.0 petrol and 118hp 1.8 diesel. A new technology Spark Controlled Compression Ignition Skyactiv-X petrol engine will be available later which offers substantial improvements in power and fuel/emissions performance.
The 2.0 petrol with mild hybrid functions has cylinder deactivation in low load driving. The 1.8 diesel which replaces both the 1.5 and 2.2 in previous Mazdas uses a catalytic storage system for NOx, which is claimed to last the life of the car and obviates the need for urea top-up Adblue technology.
More to come.