2022 Mazda 3, CX-30 updated in Australia with new mild-hybrid option, additional features

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Mazda’s small car and SUV ranges gain new features and a new engine option for 2022, though prices are yet to be confirmed.


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Japanese-market Mazda 3 pictured.

Mazda Australia has announced a slew of changes to its 2022 Mazda 3 and 2022 Mazda CX-30 ranges, with both line-ups now available to “pre-order” – though pricing is yet to be announced.

The Mazda 3 and CX-30 updates are led by the addition of new G20e Evolve M Hybrid grades, powered by the 2.0-litre non-turbo four-cylinder petrol engine and 24-volt mild-hybrid system debuted in Mazda’s funky MX-30 small SUV, sending 114kW and 200Nm to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission.

Based on the Evolve grade, the new G20e variants build on the entry-level Pure variants advanced keyless entry, an auto-dimming driver’s side mirror with position memory and reverse tilt functionality (with the latter pair available on both driver and passenger mirrors in the Mazda3) and a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with two-position memory.



Also included in the new G20e Evolve variants is the Vision Technology package – which includes a 360-degree camera, Cruising & Traffic Support, driver monitoring, front cross-traffic alert and front parking sensors.

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Japanese-market Mazda CX-30 pictured.

Replacing the Mazda 3 G25 Evolve variant is a new G25 Evolve SP grade, which retains the old Evolve’s features and adds black 18-inch alloy wheels, black mirror caps, a black front grille and black cloth seats with red accents.

Meanwhile, the CX-30 Touring can now be had in Touring SP Vision Technology form, which adds (over the standard Touring) burgundy leather upholstery, black dashboard and door card accents, black metallic 18-inch alloy wheels, and black side mirror caps.

The Touring SP is available with both engine options: a 114kW/200Nm 2.0-litre ‘G20’ non-turbo four-cylinder petrol engine with a six-speed automatic and front-wheel drive only, or a 139kW/252Nm 2.5-litre non-turbo four-cylinder petrol engine with a six-speed automatic and a choice of front- or all-wheel drive.

Pricing for all new models is yet to be announced – though for variants now offering the Vision Technology package as standard, expect increases of over $1000.

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Japanese-market Mazda CX-30 interior (with red stitching similar to Australia’s SP).

Other updates include the addition of a leather steering wheel and gear selector for Pure variants of the Mazda 3 and CX-30, a new electric tilt and slide glass sunroof for the CX-30 G20 Astina, and a selection of improvements for the Mazda 3 X20 Astina, namely the addition of an e-SkyActiv X badge on the tailgate, Sky-X badges on the front quarterpanels, and “engine sound and ride comfort” updates (though there’s no mention of the 8kW/16Nm power bump offered overseas).



The manual transmission option has been deleted from the Mazda 3 X20 Astina, along with all Mazda 3 hatch and sedan models when the Vision Technology package is optioned.

A new Platinum Quartz Metallic colour has been added across both ranges. Pure White leather can be had with all exterior colours on the CX-30 G20 and G25 Astina, with the same true for burgundy and white leather colours on all Mazda 3 Astina variants (bar the X20 sedan, where Pure White is no longer available). Other colours have also been added, tweaked or discontinued.

The 2022 Mazda 3 and 2022 Mazda CX-30 ranges are now available to pre-order. Stay tuned to Drive for full pricing details once they’re announced in the coming weeks.

2022 Mazda 3 updates summary, by variant

  • Leather steering wheel and gear selector added

Mazda 3 G20e Evolve M Hybrid, which adds (over G20 Pure):

  • G20e mild-hybrid powertrain
  • Vision Technology package
  • Advanced keyless entry 
  • Exterior mirror with auto-dimming function (driver side) 
  • Exterior mirrors with reverse tilt-down function and position memory 
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with two-position memory

Mazda 3 G25 Evolve SP (replaces G25 Evolve), which adds:

  • Black 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Black exterior mirrors 
  • Black grille 
  • Black cloth seats with red accents 
  • e-Skyactiv X badge on the rear
  • Sky-X badge on each front quarterpanel 
  • Engine sound and ride comfort improvement 
  • Manual transmission option no longer available

Mazda 3 miscellaneous updates:

  • Manual transmission no longer available with Vision Technology package
  • Platinum Quartz Metallic exterior colour is now available 
  • Polymetal Grey is now also available on the sedan 
  • Titanium Flash has been discontinued 
  • Pure White Leather is no longer available on X20 Astina sedan 
  • Exterior colour restrictions for Burgundy or Pure White leather options on Astina models removed
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Japanese-market Mazda CX-30 pictured.

2022 Mazda CX-30 updates summary, by variant

  • Leather steering wheel and gear selector added

Mazda CX-30 G20e Evolve M Hybrid, which adds (over G20 Pure):

  • G20e mild-hybrid powertrain
  • Vision Technology package
  • Advanced keyless entry 
  • Exterior mirror with auto-dimming function (driver side)
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with two-position memory

Mazda CX-30 Touring SP Vision Technology (new variant), which adds (over Touring):

  • Vision Technology package as standard
  • Burgundy leather seat trim
  • Unique black interior colour scheme (replacing ‘rich brown’ dash and door card accents)
  • Black metallic 18-inch alloy wheels 
  • Black side mirror caps 
  • Electric power tilt and slide sunroof added

Mazda CX-30 miscellaneous updates:

  • Platinum Quartz is now available on all grades 
  • Pure White Leather on all exterior colours of G20 and G25 Astina