Mazda 3 range updated with rear parking sensors and price reductions.
Mazda has updated the popular Mazda3 sedan and hatch for 2015, with rear parking sensors now standard across the whole range and price reductions for most models.
Entry level Neo models miss out on a price drop, however pricing for the Maxx is reduced by $600; Touring and SP25 by $700; SP25 GT by $800; and SP25 Astina by $1150.
The top-spec turbodiesel XD Astina also sees its pricing dropped by $940.
On top of the now-standard rear parking sensors, the entry-level Neo also gains 16-inch alloys to replace the previous steel wheels and hubcaps, but continues to miss out on the standard reversing camera that comes with all other 3 models. Maxx and Touring models also receive front fog lamps.
Engine and transmission options remain unchanged, with Neo, Maxx and Touring models powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine and either a six-speed manual or six-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
SP25 models keep their 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with six-speed manual or automatic tranmissions.
The XD Astina continues as the only 3 available with the 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine, along with its choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmissions.
Every model with the exception of the fully-specced Astinas can have a factory-fitted Safety pack optioned, which adds blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and autonomous emergency braking. On the Neo and Maxx the Safety pack also adds an auto-dimming rear view mirror which is standard further up the range.