Mazda3 Revamped for 2023 with Streamlined Powertrain and New Features

Jacob Brooke
April 6, 2023
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Mazda's popular Mazda3 hatchback and sedan have received a refresh for 2023, which has put the nameplate in the forefront of the small car segment. The Mazda3's powertrain line-up has been streamlined to the Skyactiv G 2.0 and 2.5-litre engines, which are both mated to the 6-speed Skyactiv-Drive automatic transmission.

In addition, G20 models have received an upgrade to the Skyactiv G 2.0-litre petrol engine, which includes cylinder deactivation and other improvements to the combustion process. This results in lower CO2 emissions without compromising on performance or driveability, while fuel consumption has also improved by 5 per cent.

The updated Mazda3 has also undergone some stylistic changes, with Ceramic Metallic replacing Sonic Silver in the eight-strong colour palette. Inside, the G20 Touring grades and above now come with new convenience features such as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless phone charging, and USB-C ports.

The G25 GT grades and above receive the 10.25-inch Mazda Connect infotainment display, which is featured on other Mazda nameplates such as the CX-5, CX-8, and CX-9. Even the entry-level Mazda3 grades, such as G20 Pure and G20 Evolve, can enjoy the 10.25-in Mazda Connect infotainment display by opting for the Vision Technology package.

According to Vinesh Bhindi, Managing Director of Mazda Australia, these new specifications only add to the desirability of the Mazda3. He believes that the nameplate resonates with buyers from all walks of life due to its elegant styling, sharp driving dynamics, and eminent usability.

The updated Mazda3 hatch and sedan will go on sale in July 2023.

Jacob Brooke
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