2018 Mazda Mazda3
The 2018 Mazda3 will receive a number of changes, according to the latest report from Car Advice.
For MY 2018 Mazda3 will will continue offering its unique styling, but Touring and Grand Touring styles will feature dark silver alloy wheels. Touring versions will also get a standard rear lip spoiler, while the Grand Touring models will get Bi-LED headlights with auto-leveling, as well as LED combination taillights and LED daytime running lights. Interior upgrades will include updated overhead console with sunglasses holder plus lighted vanity mirrors on Touring trims.
Regarding the powertrains, entry-level Sport models will continue to feature a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV engine and continue to deliver 155 hp (115 kW). The engine will no longer be offered on the mid-level Touring, and instead will only feature the newly standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 184 hp (137 kW). The 6-speed manual transmission will be standard across the board, while a 6-speed automatic can be added for an additional $1,050. The Grand Touring’s $800 i-ELOOP regenerative braking system option is also expected to be dropped.
The 2018 Mazda3 will also get some additional safety systems, such as Smart City Brake Support, a low-speed automatic emergency braking system that works at speeds of up to 30 km/h, or about 19 mph as well a blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert.Grand Touring buyers can opt for Premium Equipment Package, which costs $1,600 and offers advanced features like lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, normal-speed automatic emergency braking and traffic sign recognition
The 2018 Mazda3 is already on sale and comes with a starting price of $18,970 for the manual sedan and $20,220 for the hatchback.