Fresh from an update across the range last August, the Mazda CX-3 line-up gets a new burst of colour this summer with the addition of the new GT Sport Nav+. On sale from the 1st June, and limited to just 500 cars, the GT Sport Nav+ features unique styling and extra value in one attractive package.
Based on the range topping Sport Nav+, the GT Sport Nav+ is offered exclusively with the 2.0-litre 121ps Skyactiv-G engine matched to two-wheel drive with a choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmissions. With a choice of free-of-charge Jet Black Mica, Ceramic Metallic or Soul Red Crystal Metallic paint, the GT Sport Nav+ is marked out by unique matt silver trim garnish on the lower sections of the front and rear bumpers, plus bright silver door mirror covers.
Inside, Red Nappa leather seats with white inserts combine with white soft touch door panel and dashboard inserts to give the cabin a stand out look, while the leather driver’s seat features power adjustment with a memory function.
“Over 75 per cent of the CX-3’s we sell in the UK are Sport Nav+ models, so our customers love the combination of premium quality and style the high-grade versions of this excellent small SUV deliver. The launch of the GT Sport Nav+ adds a standout special edition model, which brings the generous equipment, distinctive looks and enhanced value that discerning crossover buyers are looking for”, commented Mazda Motors UK Managing Director, Jeremy Thomson.
Adding, “plus with the suite of well-considered updates the CX-3 range received last year, the Mazda CX-3 has the style, quality and driving dynamics to remain at the top of this most demanding of segments.”
Launched last August, the updated CX-3 saw a host of technology and interior improvements. Visually, distinguished by a revised grille and darker side pillar treatment that enhances the sweeping coupe-like profile of this sporty small SUV. All cars, with the exception of the entry-level 121ps SE Nav+, feature front LED fog lights and rear privacy glass, while Sport Nav+ cars have 18-inch silver alloy wheels, LED headlights, signature LED rear lights and chrome effect front bumper and side trim garnishes.
Inside, the comfortable, ergonomic and upmarket interior is designed around the electric parking brake so that the centre console flows more elegantly into the dashboard, while the Mazda Multimedia Commander has moved forward for improved usability. Comfort and functionality is improved with a padded armrest with console storage box underneath.
The front seats benefit from use of high-damping urethane foam cushions that improve comfort and support, while the rear seats now feature a central armrest with built in cup holders. Cabin refinement is a strong point thanks to upgraded door sill trims, thicker sound isolation in the doors and enhanced rear glazing. In addition, an increase in the cabin headliner thickness absorbs more sound to deliver a hushed cabin.
With the focus on the driver engagement you’d expect from Mazda, last year’s updates to the CX-3 also targeted enhanced handling and improved ride comfort. New coil springs and dampers have been fitted, while the front anti-roll bar has also been changed. Combined with a recalibration of the electric power steering, the end result is more consistent weight transfer and improved shock absorption.
Priced at £24,095 for the manual and £25,095 for the automatic, the GT Sport Nav+ Mazda CX-3 arrives in dealerships from the 1st June 2019.