The Mazda 3 replaced the 323 and Protￃﾩgￃﾩ models leaving them under one nameplate. Mazda 3 parts were offered in both the hatchback and sedan version. The Mazda 3 parts were shared with other cars like the Ford Focus and Volvo C30. The Mazda 3s were the first vehicles to benefit from Mazda's SkyActiv technology which sought a way to simultaneously raise power output and improve fuel economy. There was also a Mazdaspeed turbo model to do battle in the hot hatch segment. The latest Mazda 3 is a Car And Driver 10 Best winner. Each generation of the car seems to get better and better, they are a smart choice in the compact segment.