The most popular Mazda on the market is ready to improve its offer on the UK market. With just five million cars sold at the end of April 2016, the Mazda3 has been updated with the launch of the 2017 Mazda3. Highlights across the hatchback and Fastback range include, subtle exterior changes and an updated cabin. Plus the introduction of G-Vectoring Control.

Externally, the 2017 Mazda3 has a revised grille with a stronger three-dimensional look and a new front fog light bezel. Across both body styles, revised door mirrors feature wraparound turn indicators, while hatchback versions have a redesigned rear bumper.

The 2017 Mazda3 is available in eight colours including Mazda’s new Machine Grey Mica, which having starred on the all-new Mazda MX-5 RF at the 2016 New York Motor Show, makes its production debut on the Mazda3. The second all-new colour to make its debut is Eternal Blue Mica, while Sonic Silver Metallic is offered for the first time on the Mazda3. 

SE and SE-L Nav trim cars feature 16-inch alloy wheels, while Sport Nav models benefit from a new design of high-sheen finish 18-inch alloy wheels.

Inside, the 2017 Mazda3’s cabin include higher-quality switch panels and handle bezels on the doors, plus a newly designed trim insert on the dashboard. The adoption of an electric parking brake creates space for a more practical centre console, while another highlight is a new leather steering wheel design which can be combined with leather seats is heated.

On sale from the 1st October, 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.

The 2017 Mazda3 is priced from £17,595 to £24,195.