“A change is as good as a holiday”. It is true, Mazda has tweaked one of its finest models. On the 14th of July, the new Mazda3 brochure was leaked in Japan and officially launched in South Africa in August. In the hometown of Mazda, the Mazda3 is known for the Axela and it just received a subtle facelift.
Not much has changed in terms of outside styling, but you will see it on the new headlamps, the grille up front and they added fog lights as well. Mazda also introduced some new exterior colours. What has changed then you ask. The interior was designed around the driver. It was presented with a new compact display screen and a change to the multi-function steering wheel, which makes it easier so that you can concentrate on the drive. The entry level Mazda3 now has Bluetooth as well and from the Dynamic, they have put a button you can press so that your side mirrors fold in, for those tight parking places you need to get in to.
They added cruise control to the Mazda 3 Individual which is great, because the Astina was the only one who had cruise control. Then Mazda added a little colour to their interior as well as re-designed the form/shape of the seats, for even more comfort.
The way the Mazda3 moves, will leave you wanting more. Its lighter weight unleashes sporting agility whilst delivering smooth-riding, sure-steering confidence. The 2.0 litre Sky-active G petrol engine now with G-Vectoring (which varies engine torque in response to steering inputs – results in “improved handling for the driver and ride quality for the passengers around corners”) is quick to respond with refined thrust.
So there you have it, some small tweaks on the new Mazda3 facelift. For more tweak information, give CMH Mazda Hatfield a call and view this Mazda3 with your own eyes and experience the definition of Fun-Driving”.
Source – Mazda South Africa