Mazda Motor Corporation today announced the launch of the Mazda Axela Sport 1.5 'Smart Edition' in Japan.


This special edition Mazda Axela (known here as the Mazda3) goes on sale from today and, as the name suggests, features a 1.5-litre four cylinder engine coupled to a four-speed automatic gearbox.

The 'Smart Edition' comes equipped with a rear roof spoiler to add a touch of sportiness and is aimed squarley at inner-city buyers who want a slightly larger car without the added performance (and fuel consumption) a bigger engine usually offers.