The GT grade sits below the top-of-the-range Astina in the Mazda3 line-up with its list price of $33,490 for car with the manual gearbox and $34,490 for the automatic transmission.

Coming standard on the GT are leather seats, power adjustable driver seat, a head-up display, an 8.8-inch screen, reversing camera, rear parking sensors, sat nav (GPS), adaptive cruise control, proximity key, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, digital (DAB+) radio, Bluetooth and steering wheel mounted controls.

All Mazda3s come loaded with advanced safety equipment such as AEB, blind spot monitoring and lane keeping assistance.

The GT comes with a 2.5-litre called the G25 making more grunt with 139kW/252Nm.