The updated Mazda 3 is now available for an on-the-road price of £13,495. The new Mazda 3 carries a new look and now sports a more muscular visual appeal with a new rear bumper and new twist-spoke alloy wheels. The Mazda 3’s ease-of-use was also improved and the cabin has become quieter. Mazda also refined the car’s aerodynamics, cutting the coefficient of drag to 0.29.
This improved drag allows the Mazda 3 to run smoothly on high speeds, thus raising the fuel economy across the range. Mazda also made sure that Mazda 3 drivers experience improved handling for a more consistent and linear driving feel. Mazda also updated the interior of the five-door hatchback, using new materials and colors and installing new equipment.
Made exclusively in Japan, the upgraded Mazda3 features innovations which improve its stylish look and at the same time retains its level of functionality.
The updated Mazda 3 boasts of having an ease-of-use design, punctuated by a reduced amount of eye-movement needed to access the car’s onboard systems from behind the wheel. Designers replaced the color of the lower dashboard console from silver to black, and ringed the dials and controls in satin-polish silver so that they’re more easily seen. Each of the upgraded Mazda3 models has a generous standard specification within its price band.
New Mazda 3 models include two Sport variants, both fitted with new equipment that includes a gear-shift indicator, but excludes 2.3-litre MZR DISI Turbo engine.
Mazda 3’s entry-level S model has manual air-conditioning and electric front windows while TS models have dual-zone climate control. The TS2 variant gets heated windscreen and integrated Bluetooth hands-free system. Sport derivatives feature 17-inch alloy wheels and a 10-speaker Bose audio system, while Sport Nav models are fitted with a fully integrated, satellite navigation system.
From introduction, two Launch Edition Mazda3 Tamura models would be available, both featuring a sports styling pack, front fog lights and unique 17-inch black gloss diamond cut alloy wheels. Customers could choose from four colors variants: Aluminium Silver Metallic, Autumn Bronze Mica, Black Mica and Crystal White Pearlescent.