The 2018 Mazda 3 is the update of the earlier version, which was released in the market in the year 2014. The car comes with minor cosmetic changes inside and outside.
However, the main changes would be improvements in the dynamism and the safety aspects of the vehicle. The car comes in Touring, SP25, Neo, Maxx, SP25 Astina, and SP25 GT variants. The car comes with 2.0-litre or 2.5-litre petrol engines, which are mated to automatic or six-speed manual transmissions. As of now the Astina diesel model has been stopped.
There will be no 2018 Mazda 3 redesign
Exterior of the next generation of Mazda’s 3-series is similar to the previous model with front grille that is shaped like the ones we can view in the other Mazda car. The headlining is subtle and you can also view the deeper grille which also has LED fog lights. You can also find electric folding door mirrors that are automatic. There are seven 2018 Mazda 3 colors available: Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Eternal Blue Mica, Jet Black Mica, Machine Gray Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Sonic Silver Metallic, Soul Red Metallic and Titanium Flash Mica.
The new Mazda 3 2018 has comes excellent interiors which have been modified and upgraded. Some of them include Six-speed manual or six-speed auto ($2000 extra), 16-inch alloy wheels, Electric folding mirrors (body colored), Drive selection switch, Rear spoiler (hatch only), Black cloth, Air-conditioning, Cruise control, Tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel, Auxiliary/Bluetooth/USB, Steering wheel-mounted audio controls, Push-button engine start, and Six airbags.
Inside the cabin are simpler instruments and a new steering wheel, while the USB inputs are shifted to the center console. The GT and Astina come with a color heads-up display, while the MZD Connect infotainment system on the Maxx and above has a new screen with standard DAB+ digital radio. Touring and above get an electric park brake, liberating storage.
New Mazda 3 2018 engine options
The new Mazda 3 2018 comes with 2.0-litre or 2.5-litre petrol engines which are mated to automatic and six-speed manual transmissions. Both engines come in inline – 4 type, while smaller engine produces 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. Bigger 2.5-liter engine delivers 184 horses and 185 lb-ft of torque. You can choose them depending on your convenience and options. The engine of the car cannot be described as powerful or strong. However, the right quality is good and can match up with several other cars that are in the same batch.
2018 Mazda 3 price and release date
The 2018 Mazda 3 is priced depending on the models which are given below Neo manual $20,490, Neo auto $22,490, Maxx manual $22,890 (+500), Maxx auto $24,890 (+500), Touring manual $25,290 (+500), Touring auto $27,290 (+500), SP25 manual $25,690 (+500), SP25 auto $27,690 (+500), SP25 GT manual $29,990 (+200), SP25 GT auto $31,990 (+200), etc. Some of the competitors of the car include Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Kia Forte, Subaru Impreza and Chevy Cruze.