The Mazda CX-3 has entered the 2021 model year with several upgrades across the range.
One addition to the lineup is the new CX-3 100th Anniversary Special Edition, which is limited to only 70 cars in Australia.
It builds on the Akari front-wheel drive automatic trim level and can be had in Snowflake White Pearl Mica with Burgundy leather interior, a reference to Mazda’s first passenger vehicle. The ‘100th Anniversary’ embossed headrests, bespoke exterior badging, hub caps, floor mats and key fobs are also part of the makeover.
The Maxx Sport LE has also joined the 2021 CX-3 lineup, with Tan Grand Luxe suede-like upholstery and Pure White Maztek leathette, with black piping.
The entire CX-3 range benefits from a new seat design, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, Night Time Pedestrian Detection added to the Smart City Brake Support and more sensitive dusk-sensing headlights. The Maxx Sport and Maxx Sport LE grades get an auto-dimming rearview mirror, which is standard on the sTouring, Akari and Akari LE, and the sTouring also features High Beam Control and Lane Departure Warning. The final novelty for 2021 is the Polymetal Grey Metallic exterior paint finish.
Power comes from a 2.0-liter SkyActiv-G petrol engine, rated at 110 kW (150 PS / 147 HP) and 195 Nm (144 lb-ft) of torque that’s mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, depending on the grade, which directs thrust to the front wheels. The all-wheel drive system is available on select models, with a six-speed auto.
Full pricing details for the 2021 CX-3, which will launch Down Under at the end of the month, are available below (in Australian dollars).