New Mazda3 to gain ESP as standard

Mazda has today announced the new-generation Mazda3 will feature ESP (Electronic Stability Control) as standard equipment on all model grades when the car makes its long awaiting debut following the Melbourne International Motor Show this Friday.
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Mazda3 Maxx Sport and SP25 models will also gain Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity and satellite navigation as standard features.

The in-dash Satellite Navigation unit will feature a 4.1-inch full colour screen and will be controlled via steering wheel mounted switches.

"ESP standard across the range, and satellite navigation on Maxx Sport and SP25; it' wasn't that long ago features like these were the sole domain of high-priced luxury cars," commented Mazda Managing Director Doug Dickson. "The new-generation Mazda3 will take Mazda's value-for-money commitment to the next level. We're proud to bring these safety and luxury features to Australian new car buyers, and we're proud to offer them at the affordable end of the market in the successor to Australia's best-selling new car."

Mazda is the only one of Australia's top three car brands to offer ESP on every passenger vehicle in its range.