Mazda2 and CX-3 fresh­ened

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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).

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