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Mazda CX-3 Akari LE on sale from $35,290

Mazda Australia has announced a new variant for the recently-updated CX-3 range, in the form of the flagship Akari LE. Headlining the upgrades over the standard Akari are 'Dark Russet' nappa leather seat trim accented with Pure White leatherette, the latter also adorning the dashboard and doors...

2019 Mazda CX-3 pricing and specs

Mazda has revealed pricing and specifications for its 2019 CX-3 small SUV range, which follows the lead of international versions by introducing a new centre console design with armrest and a new larger 1.8-litre diesel engine option. Amongst 2019 model year changes the CX-3 adopts a rear-view camera as standard equipment for the base model which sees a 7...

CarAdvice podcast 105: Nissan Terra and Mazda 6 launch reports

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Mike Stevens and Scott Collie. In car news, the Mazda CX-3 launches in Japan with a new 1.8-litre diesel, while the CX-8 goes on sale locally in July. Another 1.1-million vehicles have been added to the Takata airbag recall, Ford launches '2nd Car' for Australian buyers, and California begins a digital number plates trial...

2019 Mazda CX-3 launches in Japan with new 1.8L diesel

The facelifted 2019 Mazda CX-3 range has launched in the company's home market of Japan, hinting at what's to expect from the updated crossover when it arrives in Australian showrooms later this year. Headlining the upgrades are a new 1.8-litre turbo diesel, new active safety equipment, and more upmarket trimmings and finishes throughout the cabin...

2015-17 Mazda CX-3 Diesel recalled

Mazda has recalled the 2015-2017 CX-3 Diesel, over concerns about the engine's behaviour when run at high revs in Neutral or Park. According to the company, operating the engine at high revs in Park or Neutral could make the engine draw in residual oil accumulated in the engine intake...

2019 Mazda CX-3 revealed, in part

The top-selling Mazda CX-3 small crossover will receive a range of pretty low-key upgrades before the end of the year, as previewed on the US model this week at the New York Auto Show. This is the second upgrade since 2015, and focuses on improvements to driving refinement and cabin feel. The show car appears to be a top-spec version, known as the Akari here...

CarAdvice podcast 59: We catch up with the successful Highway 1 to Hell team!

On the panel this week is Mandy Turner, Mike Costello and James Wong. We bring you a special sports-car-heavy news fest this week, which includes the stunning Ferrari 812 Superfast premiering in Australia, Jaguar's fastest road car - the XE SV Project 8 - has been revealed, the Maserati GranTurismo has had a facelift, and the Aston Martin DB11 now gets the option of a twin-turbo V8 engine...

2016-17 Mazda 2, CX-3 recalled for brake fix

Mazda has issued a recall for 705 vehicles across its 2016 and 2017 Mazda 2 and CX-3 model lines, over concerns damaged brake hose clips could cause a fluid leak. The Japanese manufacturer reports a manufacturing fault may have damaged the surface finish on the brake hose clips during installation...

2017 Mazda CX-3 pricing and specs

The updated 2017 Mazda CX-3 crossover has arrived, bringing additional active safety tech, some cabin design tweaks, and claimed improvements to the ride, handling and noise-suppression. This is in exchange for price hikes of between $200 and $500 across most of the range, which remains one of the widest in its segment by comprising four spec levels, petrol and diesel engines, manual and automatic transmissions, and front- or all-wheel drive...

Mazda CX-3 updated with new tech and equipment

The Mazda CX-3 is set to be updated within weeks, with the Japanese brand's small SUV set to receive a raft of changes. There's no visual update to the baby Mazda SUV, and while exact details for Australia are still to be confirmed, the line-up is set to see the across-the-board adoption of Mazda's G-Vectoring system, which changes the engine's torque output to different wheels to make it handle more precisely...

2017 Mazda CX-5 and CX-3 sport their Custom Style in Tokyo

The soon-to-be released 2017 Mazda CX-5  and strong-selling Mazda CX-3 have been given light sporty makeovers for next month's Tokyo Auto Salon. Following the pair of MX-5 concepts revealed this week, the two SUVs have been given the 'Custom Style' treatment, which adds a subtle body kit and larger alloy wheels to give a sporty and premium look...