Mazda’s iconic Mazda3 has been refreshed for 2023, with a raft of updates including new technology, improved fuel economy and a new colour. Ceramic Metallic replaces Sonic Silver in the palette.
The available powertrains have been reduced to the popular Skyactiv G 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre engines, mated to a 6-speed Skyactiv-Drive automatic transmission. The former receives cylinder de-activation, dropping economy to 5.9-litres/100km for the hatch.
The G20 Touring grade scores wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as wireless phone charging and USB-C ports. The G25 GT grade gains a new 10.25-inch Mazda Connect infotainment system too.
Customers can also enjoy the new Mazda Connect infotainment display on entry level Mazda3 grades, such as G20 Pure and G20 Evolve, by opting for the Vision Technology package.
“Mazda3 consistently represents a large portion of its segment’s market share, as buyers from all walks of life resonate with its elegant styling, sharp driving dynamics and eminent usability,” Mazda Australia managing director Vinesh Bhindi said.
“These new changes only add to the desirability of the nameplate, which now features more tech and visual appeal than ever before.”