Mazda’s performance bargain
Not simply will Mazda’s new 3 MPS be probably the most effective hot hatches when they get it in Feb – it’ll also be among the least expensive.
Mazda states the new MPS will definitely cost from ￡18,995 – under both Vauxhall Astra VXR and Golf GTi, and merely ￡600 greater than the Ford Focus ST five-door.
The MPS has a 256bhp 2.3-litre turbocharged engine, that ought to propel it to 60mph within six seconds – when the front tyres are designed for it.
Additionally, it comes with lots of standard package, together with a Bose audio system with CD changer, xenon headlights and heated seats.
Mazda reckons buyers goes for that MPS’s Q-vehicle looks – it’s pretty subtle – however in situation they do not, a ￡500 bodykit is going to be available later the coming year.