The family hatchback market is filled with quality, which means that a car as appealing as the Mazda3 has to compete with popular big hitters like the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra and Volkswagen Golf. So, it doesn’t sell as well it perhaps deserves, even though its positives far outweigh any negatives. The current model received a facelift in 2012, so is still sharply styled and keenly priced, but you can expect a new model that sports Mazda's up-to-date large-grilled design style to be on the horizon. The facelifted car comes in three specifications – Tamura, Venture and Sport Nav – that replace the old S, TS, TS2 and Sport models. All specs come well equipped. You can also get a performance-focused MPS model for those with a need for more speed (and lack of control).