The 2017 Mazda3: Styling enhancements, new technology, a revised cabin, four specification levels, and the ultra-new G-Vectoring Control via SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS technology.
Obviously we do, otherwise this would be an awfully short blog, but needless to say, the enhancements from Mazda that you can find on the 2017 Mazda3 are designed to keep it right at the forefront of the competitive class that it belongs to.
Right at the front you can see enhancements, starting with the revised grille with a stronger three-dimensional look and a new front fog light bezel. Then, on both Fastback and Hatchback models you find revised door mirrors feature wraparound turn indicators, with the Hatchback versions also boasting a redesigned rear bumper.
Colour palettes for the 2017 Mazda3 have been increased to eight, and now includes, for the first time, Mazda’s new Machine Grey Mica, the colour that featured on the all-new Mazda MX-5 RF at the 2016 New York Motor Show, Eternal Blue Mica, and Sonic Silver Metallic.
And if you choose SE and SE-L Nav trim, the cars feature 16" alloy wheels, while Sport Nav models benefit from a new design of high-sheen finish 18" alloy wheels.
The 2017 Mazda3 cabin has evolved with many revisions and updates to make it even more driver-focused, by including higher-quality switch panels, handle bezels on the doors, and a newly designed trim insert on the dashboard amongst its features. By adopting an electric parking brake, more space has been created for a more practical centre console, while the new leather steering wheel design enhances feel and style - and heat too if leather seats are chosen as an option (or standard on certain trims.)
Technological advances include a full-colour display on the enhanced head–up display system, while for the first time, the Mazda3 is offered with Adaptive LED headlights as part of the optional Safety Pack available on Sport Nav models in conjunction with optional leather trim.
The acoustics of the cabin have also been interrogated and enhanced, now featuring Mazda’s Natural Sound Smoother (NSS) technology, which reduces knock noise during starting and low-speed acceleration on diesel engines. Added noise suppression material in the roof, doors, dashboard and transmission tunnel area have helped refine the sounds that you SHOULD be hearing (as opposed to those you shouldn't!) while otimised door seals and additional vibration damping materials between the rear cross-members further improve cabin comfort.
Underneath all this, MacPherson strut front revisions with those of the multi-link rear suspension mean that the ride is always comfortable with pin-sharp handling further enhanced with a reduction in vibration.
The 2017 Mazda3 is offered with a choice of 105ps 1.5-litre or 150ps 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D diesel engines, alongside a petrol line-up that includes 120ps and 165ps versions of the 2.0-litre SKYACTIV-G. Both the frugal and sub 100g/km 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-D diesel engine, and the well-established 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D engine now feature Transient Control, which ensures a more positive throttle response by reducing turbo lag and boosting torque to deliver a petrol-like engine feel.
And just to top it all off, the 2017 Mazda3 now also features G-Vectoring Control (GVC), the first of Mazda’s SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS technologies, that varies engine torque to optimize wheel load to help provide more precise handling and improved comfort.
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