Car reviews - Mazda - 323 - Astina 1.6 5-dr hatch
6 Feb 2001
By P TIBBLES
THE emphasis in the latest 323 has been to generate more space and flexibility for the five passengers. For a start, the combined passenger space and luggage area is 92mm longer than its predecessor. The front seat hip point is 54mm higher, meaning extended visibility for the driver, and the front seat slide range is 15mm greater in the forward direction and 5mm greater in the backward direction. Each hip point has also been pushed 15mm further outward giving more space and enabling a wider centre console. The rear seats fold 60/40 to increase luggage capacity. Rear seat legroom is increased by the relocation of the front seat's rear mountings from the side sills and tunnels. Rear seat headroom and shoulder room is improved overall by a massive 50mm.
Did you know?The 323 body was developed using the latest computer-aided engineering technology
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