Mazda Australia has once again increased the pricing of its Mazda3 small hatch and sedan.
All variants are now $600 more expensive, with MY19 versions recently going up by $250, while their MY20 counterparts that arrived afterwards rose by an extra $350. Specification hasn’t changed.
As such, the five-grade Mazda3 now ranges in cost from $25,590 plus on-road costs for the entry-level manual G20 Pure to $38,590 for the flagship automatic G25 Astina (see full pricing table below).
A Mazda Australia spokesperson told CarsGuide the Toyota Corolla rival's price rises came partly in response to exchange-rate pressures.
When the new-generation Mazda3 was introduced last April, its cost of entry was $4500 higher than that of its predecessor, with Mazda Australia explaining at the time that the discrepancy was due to a stark increase in base specification.
As before, G20 variants are powered by a 114kW/200Nm 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine, while G25 counterparts are motivated by a 139kW/252Nm 2.5-litre unit.
All versions are available with two transmission options: a six-speed manual or a six-speed torque-converter automatic. Drive is sent to the front wheels only.
2020 Mazda3 hatch and sedan pricing before on-road costs
|G20 Pure||manual||$25,590 (+$600)|
|G20 Pure||automatic||$26,590 (+$600)|
|G20 Evolve||manual||$27,290 (+$600)|
|G20 Evolve||automatic||$28,290 (+$600)|
|G20 Touring||manual||$29,590 (+$600)|
|G20 Touring||automatic||$30,590 (+$600)|
|G25 Touring||manual||$30,090 (+$600)|
|G25 Touring||automatic||$31,090 (+$600)|
|G25 GT||manual||$34,090 (+$600)|
|G25 GT||automatic||$35,090 (+$600)|
|G25 Astina||manual||$37,590 (+$600)|
|G25 Astina||automatic||$38,590 (+$600)|