Mazda has released details of an upgrade to its CX-3 compact SUV due to arrive here in

It will include new safety features, equipment enhancements and technology across the
entire CX-3 model range.

For 2023, the line-up will comprise of the entry-level Sport, Pure, Evolve, Touring SP and
range-leading Akari grades. Pricing ranges from $26,800 for the Sport to $38,620 for the
flagship Akari, and all grades gain a significant uplift in equipment in addition to their
already ample specification lists.

The latest update also offers an exclusively front-drive focused line-up, all powered by the
tractable four-cylinder Skyactiv-G (G20) petrol engine and paired with Mazda’s own
Skyactiv-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission.

Replacing Neo Sport trim, the new Sport specification adds a generous array of standard
equipment over and above its forebear, including 16-inch alloy wheels (previously steel
wheels), Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).

Wireless Apple Carplay is also added as standard across the range, along with wired
Android Auto, auto-folding power mirrors and remote window control.

Building on Sport is the CX-30 Pure, which replaces Maxx Sport and now offers highlights
such as LED lights front and rear with Daytime Running Lights and High Beam Control
(HBC), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Driver Attention Alert (DAA) and a crisply
presented heads-up display (HUD), enhancing safety and in-cabin comfort.

The mid-range Evolve grade, which replaces the previous Maxx Sport LE, adds 18-inch
machined alloy wheels (previously 16 inches) as well as front parking sensors. Inside,
there is premium white leatherette and tan suede upholstery.

The CX-3 Touring SP (previously sTouring) introduces sportier styling with 18-inch black
machined alloy wheels, a black painted roof and black leather and Grand Luxe suede
interior with blue highlights. A black chrome signature wing and gloss black front grille are
also new for 2023.

Inside the Touring SP, front seats with two-position memory function (driver), 10-way
power adjustment (driver) and heating function are now fitted, while Mazda Radar Cruise
Control (MRCC) with Stop & Go function is added to the existing Advanced keyless entry
and Traffic Sign Recognition features.

At the very top of the range is the Mazda CX-3 Akari, which gains further luxury with
immersive Bose premium audio featuring seven speakers and 18-inch black machined
alloy wheels for 2023, in addition to the power sliding glass sunroof, 360-degree camera
and adaptive LED headlights.

G20 Sport: $26,800
G20 Pure: $29,300
G20 Evolve: $31,050
G20 Touring SP: $34,300
G20 Akari: $38,620
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your
local Mazda dealer for drive-away prices.

About Alistair Kennedy

Alistair Kennedy is Automotive News Service and Marque Publishing's business manager and the company's jack-of-all-trades. An accountant by profession, he designs the Marque range of motoring book titles, operates the company's motoring bookshop on the NSW Central Coast and the associated web site, as well as its huge digital and hard copy database. Whenever we can escape from the office he does so to cover new vehicle releases and contributes news stories. Alistair's other interests include cricket and family history on which he has written three books.
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