CANBERRA – Mazda Motor Australia Ltd. will launch sales of the new Mazda3 in January. The Mazda3 replaces the 323, which has been on sale here since 1977. It will be the fourth all-new Mazda launched in Australia in the past 18 months, following the Mazda6, Mazda2 and rotary-powered RX-8. The Mazda3 will be available in two body styles, a 5-door hatch and 4-door sedan. It is expected to be priced from about A$22,500 ($14,991), including standard air conditioning.

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