Mazda2 and CX-3 freshened
The Mazda2 receives some subtle changes to its design. These include larger wrap-around side-turn lamps on exterior mirrors along with a powerfold function (manual on the GLX and automatic on GSX and Limited models).
GSX and Limited models also feature a shark fin antenna and a medium-grey grille garnish and there are a number of trim changes through the range. The most significant change is the addition of G-vectoring Control (GVC) across all models. The GVC system provides the driver with greater confidence by delivering improved handling and stability across a range of driving conditions.
Advanced Smart City Brake Support – Forward (ASCBS-F) is now standard across the entire 2017 Mazda2 line-up. The Limited model also comes up with Adaptive LED Headlamps (ALH), Smart City Brake Support -R (SCBS-R) and Driver Attention Alert (DAA).
Meanwhile the CX-3 gets a similar makeover, the GSX and Limited diesel models are discontinued and a new FWD GSX model is added to the line-up. There are a number of interior and exterior trim changes.
The GSX and Limited models come with new full colour Active Driving Display with improved resolution and readability. The GSX Leather and Limited grades have power seat adjustment included with a two position memory function and all models now will come with G-vectoring Control (GVC).
From a safety perspective, the 2017 CX-3 picks up many of the i-activesense technologies seen in the new Mazda3 and Mazda6. The GSX, GSX Leather and Limited models all come with Advanced Smart City Brake Support – Forward (Advanced SCBS-F), Smart City Brake Support – Reverse (SCBS-R) and Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR). The Limited model also comes with Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC), Smart City Brake Support (SBS) and Driver Attention Alert (DAA).