New Mazda3 Driven by Sexy Russian Tester Anastasia

We have been enjoying the new Mazda3 for a very long time now, both sedan and hatchback, low spec and high. For the European compact market, this car is a breath of fresh air. "Begone you little turbo triplets" said Mazda when designing this car, as they opted for more efficient versions of its large displacement mills. This is clearly the compact for the family man who hasn't given up on life!
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But even though we looked under every nook and cranny of the Japanese hatch and brought you all the tidbits of information, we still recommend the next video. Why? Purely for the naughty reason that Anastasia Tregubova, the Russian blond you should already know about, is not only a keen driver but also sexy enough to appear in Playboy magazine.

The Mazda3 and Russia will forever be intrinsically connected. For the launch event Mazda sent a number of journalists from across the world on an epic journey from Japan to Frankfurt for the car's global debut. There, it proved it can handle unpaved roads and produce good real-world economy figures.

So what about its actual relevance on the Russian market? Starting from 649,000 rubles ($17,900) it's actually quite cheap, though what Anastasia is driving is the full-spec car with leather and toys, plus a bigger 2-liter engine (base car gets 1.5-liter). By our account, that thing costs a cool million rubles. The Mazda3's biggest rival is its old platform twin, the Ford Focus costing 593,500 rubles.

If you guys know what the best compact to buy in Russia is, please let us know in the comment section below.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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