Mazda has boosted the appeal of its Mazda 3 and seven-seat Mazda 5 models with the introduction of its sportier ‘Venture Edition’ specification.
The new trim grade for both Mazda models builds on the firm’s existing TS2 specification and adds side skirts, a rear spoiler, tinted windows, front fog lights and a ‘sports’ grille. Also included are gun metal alloys, which measure 17 inches in diameter on the 3 and 16 inches on 5 models.
Interior features of Venture Edition cars include sat-nav, Bluetooth, air conditioning and cruise control. Mazda 3 versions also get heated sports seats, while the 5 features a Piano Black centre console.
Two engine variants are offered with the Mazda 3 Venture Edition – a 104bhp 1.6-litre petrol and 114bhp 1.6-litre diesel unit. Prices start from £17,495 and £18,995 for each respectively.
Engines included in the Mazda 5 Venture Edition line-up are Mazda’s 148bhp 2.0-litre petrol unit and 114bhp 1.6-litre oil burner, which cost from £19,995 and £21,290.
The premium for Venture Edition spec above standard TS2 models totals £500 and £630 for Mazda 3 and Mazda 5 models respectively.