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Mazda shows new face of 3

The eyes of the world turned to Sydney as the stylish and dynamic new-generation Mazda3 sedan was revealed at the show today to coincide with world embargoes of the images.

Mazda presented first official images of the highly-anticipated new Mazda3, ahead of the actual car’s public debut at the LA Auto Show on November 19, before it goes on sale in Australia around March 2009.

The new Mazda3 will inherit the mantles of Australia's third-best selling passenger car, and a leader in the small car segment.

The Mazda3 represents one-third of all Mazda global sales across 100 countries, with 150,000 being sold in Australia since its launch in 2004.

Since then, the Mazda3 has won more than 90 automotive awards and has set numerous records for Mazda in the small car class.

With that in mind, Mazda designers in Europe, Japan and America, led by Mazda General Manager of Design Laurens van den Acker, endowed the new Mazda3 with a refreshingly expressive design that demands attention.

High levels of safety equipment, clever use of emerging technology, aerodynamics improvements and greater drivetrain efficiency not only improve real-world performance; they contribute to a reduction in fuel consumption and guarantee the Mazda3's exemplary environmental credentials.


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