The Evolve grade in the Mazda3 range can be had with a choice of two engines – the G20 from $26,690 or G25 from $29,490. Those are the prices for cars with a manual gearbox, but just add $1000 for the automatic transmission.

Coming standard on the Evolve is a head-up display, an 8.8-inch screen, reversing camera, rear parking sensors, rear parking sensors, sat nav (GPS), adaptive cruise control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone climate control, digital (DAB+) radio, Bluetooth and steering wheel mounted controls.

The Evolve has cloth seats in the G20 version while the G25 comes with proximity unlocking and a power adjustable driver seat.

All Mazda3s come loaded with advanced safety equipment such as AEB, blind spot monitoring and lane keeping assistance which you can read about below.

The Pure grade comes with a 2.0-litre engine called the G20 which makes 114kW/200Nm; or a more powerful 2.5-litre unit with 139kW/252Nm.