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More features packed into latest Mazda3 model

Mar 19. 2018
Mazda3 2018 Collection
Mazda3 2018 Collection
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By The Nation

The Mazda3 compact has been improved for 2018, with the updated model coming with added features such as i-ACTIVSENSE, 360-degree View Monitor and powered driver’s seat.

Mazda’s new Soul Red Crystal exterior colour is also being offered for the Mazda3 for the first time, Chanchai Trakarnudomsuk, president of Mazda Sales (Thailand), said on Monday.

“The Mazda3 is an important model that will help Mazda grow sales,” he added. 

The first Mazda3 produced at the AutoAlliance Thailand plant in Rayong in 2003 had many achievements, with aggregate sales of 30,000 units. 

The second-generation model in 2011 achieved sales of 13,000 units, while the third-gen model introduced in 2014 has already exceeded 25,500 unit sales. 

“In total, more than 68,500 units of the Mazda3 have been sold in Thailand and it plays an important role in the success of Mazda in the Kingdom. It makes up one-third of Mazda’s global sales with over 5 million units sold in 142 countries, and has won over 180 prizes and awards from around the world,” Chanchai said.

Among the new features added to the Mazda3 2018 Collection are: Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, LED projector headlights with daytime running lights, dual-zone air-conditioning, six-way electrically powered driver’s seat, and four-sensor parking assist.

Prices of the updated model range from Bt857,000 to Bt1.149 million.

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