2: The stylists went to town
Whether you pick the five-door hatch or four-door sedan, the new Mazda3 certainly is a looker. Stealing design cues from the recent Mazda Kai Concept, it utilises a fine blend of sharp lines and swooping curves to help it stand out from its rivals. The designers have also made the A-pillars as slim as possible to help reduce blind spots when navigating through our obstacle-rich urban environments.
3: An interior free from clutter
In order to make the driving experience as stress-free as possible, Mazda went and burnt the interior down to its essence. As such there is very little clutter to distract you from the task at hand.
Switchgear has been kept to a minimum with all of the car’s main controls accessible through the firm’s user-friendly Mazda Connect infotainment system. Expect full Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Ergonomics were also factored into the equation. As such the gear lever has moved closer to the steering wheel for faster shifting. Yep, Mazda understands that there are still people out there who enjoy driving.