A low-to-the-ground nose design and a reduced gap between the wheel arches and tyres accentuate the Mazda3’s striking proportions. SE-L and SE-L Lux hatchback Skyactiv-G cars have 16-inch silver metallic alloy wheels, while from Sport Lux onwards 18-inch grey metallic alloy wheels are standard.
Wheels Skyactiv-X cars
Cars powered by the revolutionary Skyactiv-X engine are marked out by their wheels. SE-L and SE-L Lux trim saloon and hatch models feature 16-inch silver metallic wheels, while all other Skyactiv-X saloon models feature 18-inch bright alloy wheels with hatchback’s distinguished by black 18-inch wheels.
Making its debut on the Mazda3 is new colour Polymetal Grey Metallic. Exclusive to the hatchback it joins seven other colours in the range: Artic White Solid, Snowflake White Pearlescent, Sonic Silver Metallic, Deep Crystal Blue, Jet Black Mica, Machine Grey Metallic and Soul Red Crystal Metallic. Mica, Metallic and Pearlescent paint is £550, while Machine Grey Metallic is £670 and signature Soul Red Crystal Metallic is £790.
All versions of the Mazda3 feature LED daylight running lights and LED headlamps with high-beam control. From Sport Lux models onwards the latest Mazda3 benefits from Adaptive LED Headlights, which raise the level of confidence when driving at night by distributing the light from high-beams in three different patterns depending on the car’s speed, while six-stage directional control is linked to the steering angle.
The Mazda3 features evolved windscreen wiper operation. Not only do the wipers constantly fine-tune their operating angle in small adjustments to ensure they clean right to the edge of the glass, they are also housed beneath the bonnet line when inactive, thereby improving visibility and aerodynamics. In addition, the washer jets are attached to the wiper arms to provide improved screen cleaning action.
Designed to deliver a condensed and emotional look, the Mazda3’s sporty proportions and clean lines create a uniquely stylish hatchback. To achieve the cars Mazda look, all character lines are eliminated and instead the beautifully curved panels reflect light and the surrounding environment. From Sport trim onwards rear privacy glass and piano black window garnish enhance the look, while across all models, the dark metallic colour and bold contouring of the signature wing and grille distinguishes the hatch from the saloon, which features a chrome plated signature wing and horizontal grille effect.
Rain sensing wipers, dusk-sensing headlights, rear parking sensors and heated/power fold mirrors are standard across the range. From SE-L Lux onwards front parking sensors and a reversing camera are standard, as are auto dimming door mirrors. From GT Sport upwards there’s a wing mirror tilt when reversing function, while GT Sport Tech features a 360 degree view camera.
With an identical wheelbase, it is 200mm longer than its hatchback brother, and when it comes to exterior panels it shares just its windscreen and bonnet with the hatchback. Flowing from front to rear in a single motion, the saloon’s smooth surface movements evoke elegance and maturity akin to the Vision Coupe concept car. Its chrome plated grille and unique front bumper adopt a horizontal layout that accentuate a low and wide stance on the road. The combined result is a refined expression of sophistication.