Local specifications and pricing have been confirmed for the 2018 Mazda 3 range, the upgraded sedan and hatch receive additional equipment and introductory drive-away pricing.
The new model year sees a stack of additional equipment added to Neo, Maxx and Touring grades. There has also been some changes to the naming structure with the Neo becoming the Neo Sport and the Maxx evolving into the Maxx Sport.
The newly named Neo Sport has undergone the greatest change, the entry variant now gets a 7.0-inch MZD Connect infotainment system, DAB+ digital radio, two additional speakers (taking the count to six) and a rear view camera.
Moving up a grade to the Maxx Sport, new equipment includes automatic rain sensing wipers, automatic on/off function for headlamps, dual-zone climate control and an electric park brake.
The mid-spec Touring model now has keyless entry as standard, while models at the pointy end of the range remain unchanged for the 2018 model year.
Managing Director of Mazda Australia, Vinesh Bhindi, said the update will add further value to what is already one of Australia’s most loved cars.
“The Mazda3 is one of our best performing cars; its 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 2018 Mazda 3 range is on sale now and kicks off at $21,490 drive-away for a Neo Sport manual.
Mazda3 Neo Sport equipment highlights:
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 (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 (additional to Maxx Sport)
Leather seat trim
Power mirrors (body coloured, auto folding)
Advanced Keyless Entry
Mazda3 SP25 (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 (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 (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)
18-inch alloys (bright finish)
2018 Mazda 3 pricing – drive-away
Neo Sport 6MT - $21,490
Neo Sport 6AT - $23,490
Maxx Sport 6MT - $23,490
Maxx Sport 6AT - $25,490
Touring 6MT - $25,490
Touring 6AT - $27,490
SP25 6MT - $25,990
SP25 6AT - $27,990
SP25 GT 6MT - $29,990
SP25 GT 6AT - $31,990
SP25 Astina 6MT - $33,490
SP25 Astina 6AT - $35,490
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