Next-Gen Mazda3 sedan has arrived in Australia, adding a mature note of elegance to showroom floors alongside its sporty hatchback sibling.  

The distinctly different body style shares the much improved underpinnings, advanced features, safety equipment and revised powertrains of the hatchback, adding the versatility of a bigger car and a unique trim option to accentuate its refined styling.

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Enigmatic in its segment, the elongated form belies the typically compact proportions of a small car, achieved by skilful application of Mazda’s matured Kodo design language.

Designers invoked the principles of beauty by subtraction, using smooth surfaces to unite the bonnet, sides and boot and give the effect of a single, flowing brushstroke from nose to tail. 

Front and rear elements are simplified and horizontally oriented, emphasising the sedan’s low, wide stance.

This graceful new design also extends to practical gains, with cargo room increased to 444 litres (VDA), up from 408 litres on the outgoing model.

In the cabin, the exterior’s simple beauty is matched with streamlined instruments and premium finishes. Pure White leather is uniquely offered for the G25 Astina for the greatest expression of elegance.

Like the hatchback, the cabin is centred on the driver to strengthen the sense of harmony between car and driver, which Mazda call’s Jinba-ittai.

The pursuit of Jinba-ittai has given rise to the development of Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture, which covers a wide range of new technologies that deliver improved ride, handling and NVH performance to ultimately deliver a comfortable and quiet ride for all occupants. These technologies include a new seat design, new suspension set up, new tyre design and improved damping and insulation in the body and cabin.