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20th May, 2014

Mazda 3 buyers will get more choice with the confirmation that a diesel version is to be added to the Australian Mazda 3 line-up later this year.

The new Mazda 3 XD Astina will be powered by the same 2.2 litre diesel engine that is currently available on the 6 and CX-5.

With outputs of 129kW and 420Nm, and a kerb weight lighter than its larger diesel siblings, the new 3 XD Astina will offer buyers a new alternative in small Mazdas. (copyright image)
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Mazda’s i-ELOOP regenerative braking system will also make its 3 debut on the new XD Astina.

A combined cycle fuel economy rating from just 5.0 litres per 100km, dependant on transmission, should also grab the attention of prospective buyers.

Available as a hatchback and with a choice of the 6-speed manual transmission or the 6-speed automatic transmission, the XD Astina also adds a unique red highlight to the chrome signature wing on the front grille to set it apart from the petrol-powered 3.

The Mazda 3 XD Astina is due to go on sale locally on 1st September.



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