Updates to the 2021 Mazda CX-3 range have been announced which include details of the limited-edition 100th Anniversary model.
Limited to 70 units nationally, the CX-3 100th Anniversary Special Edition is based on the high-spec Akari front-wheel drive automatic grade. It will feature Snowflake White Pearl Mica paintwork and Burgundy leather upholstery in a nod to the R360, Mazda’s first passenger vehicle.
Other highlights for the special edition include 100th Anniversary embossed headrests as well as the body sides, hub caps, key fobs and interior floor mats adorned with bespoke badging.
Moving to the wider range, a new Maxx Sport LE variant has also been permanently added to the line-up, slotting in between the Maxx Sport and sTouring grades.
The Maxx Sport LE is differentiated by Tan Grand Luxe trim, a suede-like material, and Pure White leatherette upholstery with black piping.
For 2021, every CX-3 gains a tweaked seat design with a newly developed internal structure, an upgraded Mazda Connect infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with refreshed key fobs and badging.
There is also a boost to safety with the addition of Smart City Brake Support (Mazda terminology for autonomous emergency braking) across the range which brings night-time pedestrian detection. Maxx Sport and Maxx Sport LE variants also gain auto-dimming for the rear-view mirror while the sTouring grade gets high beam control and lane departure warning.
Buyers can also option a new Polymetal Grey Metallic exterior paint.
For a full breakdown of each grade’s specifications please see below.
All CX-3 varinats are powered by a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine which develops 110kW of power and 195Nm of torque. A choice of front- or all-wheel drive is available depending on the grade as well as a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
The updated 2021 Mazda CX-3 range will go on sale in the latter part of January priced from $22,890 plus on-road costs.
2021 Mazda CX-3 pricing (excluding on-road costs):
Neo Sport FWD manual - $22,890
Neo Sport FWD auto - $24,890
Maxx Sport FWD manual - $24,890
Maxx Sport FWD auto - $26,890
Maxx Sport LE FWD auto - $27,640
Maxx Sport AWD auto - $28,890
sTouring FWD manual - $29,090
sTouring FWD auto - $31,090
sTouring AWD auto - $33,090
Akari FWD manual - $34,190
Akari FWD auto - $36,190
Akari AWD auto - $38,190
Akari LE FWD auto - $36,690
Akari LE AWD auto - $38,690
100th Anniversary Special Edition FWD auto - $37,690
2021 Mazda CX-3 equipment highlights:
Mazda CX-3 Neo Sport
  • 16-inch steel wheels with 215/60 tyres
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Power mirrors, body-coloured with folding function
  • Airbags: front and passenger, front sides, front and rear curtains
  • Air-conditioning
  • Front seats with height adjustment
  • Black cloth upholstery
  • Rear seats with 60/40 split-fold
  • Electric parking brake with auto-hold function
  • 0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Six-speaker audio system with AM/FM and DAB+
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Bluetooth handsfree phone and audio
  • Internet radio
  • Multi-function ‘commander’ control
  • Advanced keyless push-button start
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Reverse camera
  • Smart City Brake Support with night-time pedestrian recognition 
Maxx Sport (in addition to Neo Sport)
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Headlamps with auto on/off
  • Two-speed front wipers with rain-sensing function
  • Rear seats with centre fold-down armrest
  • Leather-wrapped gear knob and steering wheel
  • Overhead sunglass storage box
  • Climate control air-conditioning
  • Satellite navigation
  • Rear-view mirror with auto-dimming function
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Maxx Sport LE (in addition to Maxx Sport)
  • Tan Grand Luxe suede-like material and Pure White Maztex leatherette upholstery
  • Unique 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Gloss black side mirrors and front grille
sTouring (in addition to Maxx Sport)
  • 18-inch alloy wheels with 215/50 tyres
  • Power mirrors, body-coloured with heating and folding functions
  • LED daytime running lamps 
  • LED front fog-lamps 
  • LED Headlamps
  • LED tail-lamps
  • High Beam Control
  • Black Maztex and black cloth upholstery
  • Active Driving Display (flip-up)
  • Advanced keyless entry
  • Driver Attention Alert
  • Front parking sensors
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Lane Departure Warning
Akari (in addition to sTouring)
  • Power sliding and tilt glass sunroof
  • Driver’s seat with two-position memory function and 10-way power adjustment
  • Seat heating for driver and front passenger
  • Black or Pure white leather upholstery
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go function
  • 360-degree View Monitor
  • Adaptive LED Headlamps
 Akari LE (in addition to Akari)
  • Bright-finished alloy wheels
  • Dark russet Nappa leather upholstery
  • Dark russet centre console, centre and door armrests with white stitching
  • Pure white metallic air vent rings
  • Pure white door and dashboard trim inserts
100th Anniversary Special Edition (in addition to Akari)
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica paintwork
  • Burgundy leather upholstery with embossed headrests
  • Specific badging to body sides, hub caps, key fobs and interior floor mats
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