“With each new generation, the Mazda3 has set a new standard for the compact segment. The latest car does that yet again. The combination of styling, practicality and a full suite of Mazda’s Skyactiv technologies make it a dynamic, fun to drive car that is equally fuel-efficient. The combination made it the runaway winner of Motoring’s Car of the Year.”

Graeme takes our winner out for a test drive, watch the video here