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Refreshed Mazda3 on-sale now

The Mazda3 entry models have copped a raft of equipment tweaks to keep the top-selling small car at the pointy end against newer rivals.

THE REFRESHED MAZDA3 range is on-sale now with the entry models copping a raft of equipment improvements. Neo, Maxx and Touring grades across hatch and sedan variants receive a bunch of new bits and pieces.

According to Mazda, “Mazda3 Neo will undergo the biggest facelift, evolving into Neo Sport with the entertainment system upgraded to MZD Connect, with multifunction command controller and DAB+ Digital Radio, plus a rear camera and two additional speakers (equalling six speakers in total”).

The Maxx becomes the Maxx Sport and adds rain-sensing wipers, auto headlights, dual-zone climate control and an electric parking brake. The Mazda3 Touring adds keyless entry.

Managing Director at Mazda Australia, Vinesh Bhindi, said, “The Mazda3 is one of our best performing cars; it’s unmatched combination of styling, handling and performance has helped establish its position as a go-to,” said Mr Bhindi.

“By improving and adding features as standard across the range, the Mazda3 becomes an even more appealing and desirable package for our customers.”

The updated Mazda3 models are now on sale.

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SP25 Astina







Mazda3 Neo Sport features include:

  • Drive Selector switch (auto only)
  • Electric folding mirrors
  • G-Vectoring Control (GVC)
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Rear Parking Sensors 
  • Smart City Brake Support-Front (SCBS-F)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Reverse Camera
  • DAB+ Digital Radio
  • HMI multi-function commander control
  • MZD Connect­
  • 6 Speakers

Mazda3 Maxx Sport features (additional to Neo Sport)

  • Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
  • Front Fog-lamps (LED)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Rear-view mirror with auto dimming function
  • Satellite navigation
  • Smart City Brake Support – Reverse (SCBS-R)
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Electric Parking Brake (EPB)
  • Headlamps with auto on/off function
  • Rain sensing wipers

Mazda3 Touring features (additional to Maxx Sport)

  • Leather seat trim
  • Power mirrors (body coloured, auto folding)
  • Advanced Keyless Entry

Mazda3 SP25 features (additional to Touring)

  • Advanced Keyless Entry
  • Duel-zone climate control
  • Electric Parking Brake (EPB)
  • Headlamps auto on/off function
  • 18 inch alloy wheels

Mazda3 SP25 GT features* (additional to SP25)

  • All-colour Active Driving Display 
  • Daytime running lamps (LED)
  • Driver Attention Alert (DAA)
  • LED headlamps with Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS)
  • Power mirrors (heated)
  • Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR)

Mazda3 SP25 Astina features (additional to SP25 GT)

  • Adaptive LED headlamps
  • Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW)
  • Lane-keep Assist System (LAS)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC)
  • Smart Brake Support (SBS)
  • Sunroof
  • 18 Inch alloys (bright finish)

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5 years ago

Save your money and wait for the Sky X versions in the next gen Mazda 3.

5 years ago
Reply to  Azmodan

SkyX will likely be in the top of the range model only, I can’t imagine Mazda would put this in the base model.

If you want a Mazda3 now then buy it now. You’ll never buy a car if you keep waiting for the next iteration or update.

5 years ago
Reply to  Harry

Huh, Sky X is an engine tech that supersedes Sky active, which is used in all their current engines in the Mazda 3, not just the flagship. They have already shown it in 2.0l form which is the base engine. Do you really think they would build a crappy version engine to avoid using fuel saving tech that also boosts power and torque

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