On top of that, the introduction of the new Mazda 3 has been sol successful that the Japanese firm is reporting a 33% increase on its forecasted sales for January 2014.
It’s not just the new Mazda 3 that’s proving to be a top performer, either. The whole Mazda range is proving popular in 2014, with the firm 34% up on sales year-to-date.
This follows on from Mazda’s impressive performance last year, enjoying a 19% growth in sales over 2013.
Look at the details and it’s not hard to see why the new Mazda 3 has struck a chord with so many UK buyers.
Firstly, the efficiency on offer is incredible. The 150hp 2.2-litre turbodiesel returns 72.4mpg with jut 104g/km CO2.
There’s no drawback when it comes to performance though, with the same model sprinting from 0-62mph in just 8.0 seconds.
Mazda’s Skyactiv technology improves the breed in every conceivable way, from efficiency and performance to driving dynamics and safety.
With plenty of ultra-high-strength but lightweight steel in the new car’s chassis, the Mazda 3 is amazingly strong and pleasingly light.
This means great safety, with Euro NCAP rating the new Mazda 3 as a full five-star car, as well as superb handling.
Mazda’s engineers know many people need one car to do many jobs – with the Mazda 3 you can take the children to school, pop by the supermarket and then enjoy an involving drive home.
In fact, Mazda doesn’t just offer one 3 variant for this. Depending on how much practicality you want from your car, you can choose from the regular Mazda 3 Hatchback or the Mazda 3 Fastback.
The normal hatch offers 364 litres as standard, while the Fastback increases that to 419 litres.
The new Mazda 3 is the complete all-rounder – it’s no wonder on the 3rd January Mazda UK had already taken nearly 1,500 orders.
At T W White & Sons we’re inviting you to come and see for yourself at our dedicated Mazda showrooms in Bookham, Surrey or Orpington, Kent, If you want to book a test drive, or want to chat to a member of our sales staff to get some more information, contact us on 0844 539 6753.