Special edition model gets cosmetic upgrades and a boost in equipment; on sale 1 April, priced from £20,995

The Mazda 3 Sport Black special edition model has been added to the 3 hatchback range, available to order from 1 April and priced at £20,995.

The style-focused five-door model gets cosmetic upgrades such as 18in alloys and a sports styling kit that includes a black front splitter, side skirts, rear bumper, roof spoiler and door mirrors.

It’s only available with the manufacturer’s 118bhp 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, paired with a six-speed manual gearbox. Just 800 models will be sold in the UK.

There’s also a boost in equipment, with an upgraded sound system, reversing camera, keyless entry, cruise control and dual-zone climate control with a 7.0in touchscreen display and sat-nav, all as standard.

It’s available with red or white paint options, and the interior benefits from half-leather, half-suede seats.

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29 March 2016

God I despise Japanese product.
They shamelessly copy Mercedes-Benz 'Black' terminology, which is applied to only the best of the best AMG models, and then apply it, in this case, to a '118bhp shopping trolley!
What is exactly 'Black' about this car...apart from the wheels, or the silly black mirrors & front splitter....i mean, what use does a car with such a weedy engine have with a front splitter?
Not even content with being a 'Black' edition, it has to be a 'Sport Black'.
Hard to imagine a car with so much title and so little in its pocket to back it up.
I wonder what goes through these product teams minds at Mazda!....and Honda for that matter who have also shamelessly copied the Black edition labelling, on meaningless and very ordinary vehicles.

30 March 2016
289 wrote:

God I despise Japanese product.
They shamelessly copy Mercedes-Benz 'Black' terminology.....

Yea, did Mercedes-Benz shamelessly copy the Ford Focus Black edition terminology (think it was MK1 Focus rather than a Mk2 which makes it 2000'ish)???

 

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289

30 March 2016

...don't think so xxxx. Focus 'Black EDITION' was just that a Black EDITION i.e. a Black car.
Mercedes-Benz started the nomenclature 'Black' referring to ultimate specification rather than colour....which Honda and Mazda to name just two have copied.

30 March 2016
289 wrote:

...don't think so xxxx. Focus 'Black EDITION' was just that a Black EDITION i.e. a Black car.
Mercedes-Benz started the nomenclature 'Black' referring to ultimate specification rather than colour....which Honda and Mazda to name just two have copied.

Think it was more than just Black otherwise it would have been a MK1 Focus in Black. Either way Can Mazda and Ford, despite using it first, not use it anymore because Mercedes want to put it on the back of their cars? After all you don't hear VW or whoever moan about the GTi emblem!

 

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30 March 2016

So predictable from Mazda - another 'special' edition of cosmetic changes. The kind of dated marketing used to shift Ford Sierras in the 80s.


30 March 2016

"It’s only available with the manufacturer’s 118bhp 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine"

Just 118bhp? No wonder it's on sale 1 April.

30 March 2016

Why despise Japanese product because they can produce a nice looking and decent car at a price that is affordable? To compare with a £100000+ Mercedes or even a Fiesta which costs at least the same as the Mazda makes no sense. I am beyond the age where a dressed up car appeals but still hanker for soemthing a bit different from Euro-cars.
Maybe the Japanese still have a successful car industry and we don't is because they innovate and produce cars for people who don't inhabit a fantasy car world.

289

30 March 2016

i despise Japanese product because they don't have an original idea in their heads.....they just copy other (often premium ) brands, and in the case of using Black as a special edition - use it in a totally inappropriate way, in an effort to make boring cars more interesting.
Of course they can use the word Black....but Black Edition may be more appropriate.
As for nice looking.....!!!! well here is an example of the mess when they DONT copy a European design I guess.

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