Mazda Australia has confirmed that a MY22 update for the Mazda3 will arrive in the coming months, with the fourth generation small car getting a new engine option, new qualities and new features.
While pricing and full spec details have yet to be released, Mazda3 hatchback and sedan update MY22 is now available to order and entry-level G20 Pure adds direction and a leather-trimmed gear selector.
The next G20 Evolve is no more, having been replaced by the G20e Evolve, which adds a fuel-saving 24 V mild hybrid system to the 114 kW / 200 Nm 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine of the G20 variants.
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The G20e Evolve also benefits from keyless access, push-button start, 10-way power driver’s seat, memory functionality and the Vision Technology pack (driver attention warning, panoramic vision cameras and front parking sensors) compared to the replaced G20 Evolve.
Then there’s the G25 Evolve SP, which succeeds the G25 Evolve by introducing a black grille, 18-inch alloy wheels and side mirror caps as well as black cloth upholstery with red accents. It is driven by a 2.5 liter engine with 138 kW / 250 Nm.
Finally, the flagship X20 Astina can no longer be fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox like the rest of the range (excluding the G20e Evolve), with a six-speed torque converter automatic now standard.
Still to be detailed improvements have also been made to the ride comfort and sound of the X20 Astina engine, with its 132 kW / 224 Nm 2.0-liter unit with spark-actuated compression ignition and a 24 V mild hybrid system. now designated by a rear ‘e-SkyActivX badge’ as well as ‘Sky-X’ badge on the front fenders.
It’s also worth noting that the aforementioned Vision Technology package is now an automatic-only affair, while Platinum Quartz Metallic has replaced Titanium Flash as a paint option, and Pure White leather upholstery can no longer be used in the X20 Astina sedan. .
As reported, the MY21 version of rivals Toyota Corolla, Hyundai i30 and Kia Cerato recently saw its price increase from $ 200 to $ 400, with the model currently dropping from $ 25,990 plus on-road costs for the G20 Pure manual and hitting 42. $ 090 for the X20 Astina automatic.