Mazda 3 Sport Black Edition UK 2

Mazda UK has launched the Mazda 3 Sport Black special edition, which is priced at 20,995 pound sterling (RM119,184). Essentially a kitted-up version of the standard 3 hatchback, the Sport Black gains several visual enhancements to make the C-segment car even more appealing. Owners looking to modify their own cars, take note.

The Brilliant Black Sports Styling Kit fitted to the 3 includes a front splitter, side skirts, rear bumper and roof spoiler. When paired with the 3’s Soul Red Metallic or Snowflake White Pearl body colours, the new black-painted components lend a bit of sporty contrast to proceedings. Completing the look are black side mirror covers and 18-inch Dark Gunmetal alloy wheels.

Inside, the Sport Black gets black leather-suede combo seats as well as new floor mats. Standard equipment here include a Bose surround-sound system, reverse camera, keyless entry, cruise control, MZD Connect (with seven-inch touchscreen display, navigation and Commander Control) and dual-zone climate control.

Power continues to be provided by a 2.0 litre SkyActiv-G direct-injection four-cylinder petrol engine. The mill provides 120 hp at 6,000 rpm and 210 Nm at 4,000 rpm, with i-Stop idling stop technology present. To meet the car’s sporty persona, a SkyActiv-MT six-speed manual transmission is mated to the engine.

The Mazda 3 Sport Black will be limited to just 800 examples in the UK, and will arrive in dealerships there from April 1, 2016. In Malaysia, the Mazda 3 is offered in two sedan variants and a sole hatchback option.