​2024 Mazda3 | 18-model renamed line-up on sale now

The 2024 Mazda3 is rolling into dealerships with some neat updates to keep this popular hatchback feeling fresh. Under the hood, the efficient petrol engines and award-winning exterior design remain the same. Following Mazda's new naming strategy, the range offers 18 models across Prime-Line, Centre-Line, Homura, Exclusive-Line and Takumi grades.

For 2024, the Mazda3 gets a larger 10.25-inch central display, up from 8 inches. This allows for clearer navigation maps. Other tech upgrades include wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and Qi wireless charging. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto navigation now shows in the head-up display too. The USB ports are now Type-C for faster charging.

The engine options continue with the unique 186hp e-Skyactiv-X SPCCI or 122hp e-Skyactiv-G. The e-Skyactiv-X features Spark Controlled Compression Ignition, blending diesel's compression ignition with gasoline's spark ignition for broader combustion efficiency. This means more torque and real-world fuel economy. Intake valve timing modifications reduce pumping losses for further fuel savings.

The mild hybrid system's software gives the belt-driven ISG quick torque reactions to flatten the torque curve. So acceleration feels even smoother. The 122hp e-Skyactiv-G offers familiar refinement with mild hybrid optimization. Both engines can be paired to a six-speed manual or automatic on select models.

The 122hp engine comes in all hatchback models: Prime-Line, Centre-Line, Homura, Exclusive-Line and Takumi. Except for Prime-Line, a manual or auto gearbox is offered. The 186hp engine gets an auto box on the Exclusive-Line and Takumi grades.

The stylish Mazda3 Saloon has a 200mm longer profile than the hatch for a unique look. It shares just the windscreen and hood. Offered in Exclusive-Line and Takumi grades with the 186hp engine, the flagship Takumi can be auto-only.

Visually, the 2024 Mazda3 hatch and sedan carry forward the widely praised styling. But the new Homura grade gains black wheels and mirrors. Ceramic Metallic paint joins the color options too.

Inside, the Saloon promotes an executive feel, taking cues from the Vision Coupe concept. Its chrome grille and bumper have a mature, refined look.

For Mazda Managing Director Jeremy Thomson, the updates keep the Mazda3 feeling fresh alongside the new MX-30 EV and CX-60 PHEV. Its popularity with customers highlights its importance in the range. The tech upgrades bring greater connectivity. With five new grades, there's plenty of choice across the hatch and saloon range.

So if you're considering a well-equipped family hatchback with distinctive styling, the 2024 Mazda3 warrants a look. The saloon offers sleek sophistication for compact executive buyers. Test drive one today and experience Mazda's latest efficient powertrains and thoughtful amenities.