This is the hybrid version of the new Mazda3 , which will go on sale in Japan from November 21 with a starting price of 2.373.000 yen
(€ 17.780). It is equipped with a 2.0 liter four cylinder SKYACTIV-G engine which is combined with an electric motor . The SKYACTIV-G engine is positioned in the front axle and the electric motor is positioned at the rear , thereby reducing the available luggage space .
Combined with a CVT gearbox it has an average fuel consumption of 3.2 litres/100 km in the test cycle JC08. At the interior, the Mazda3 hybrid features new dashboard and a new gearshift .