Mazda 3 trim upgrades

* Upgrades to Venture and Sport Nav * Rear parking sensors and 17-inch alloys added * Prices stay the same; on sale April 1...

Mazda 3 trim upgrades

Selected Mazda 3 models have received improved specifications.

Venture and Sport Nav models now get rear parking sensors, 17-inch alloys, black door mirrors and new black cloth with red stitching.

Venture models also come with front foglights, sports styling, climate control, Bluetooth, cruise control, heated front seats, sat-nav and automatic lights and wipers.

Two engines are available with Venture trim: either a 1.6-litre petrol or a 1.6-litre diesel. The petrol unit produces 104bhp and gets from 0-62mph in 12.2 seconds. It has average economy of 44.8mpg and CO2 emissions of 144g/km.

The 113bhp diesel accelerates from 0-62mph in 11.0 seconds, averages 65.7mpg and emits 115g/km of CO2.

Sport Nav trim is only available with a 183bhp 2.2-litre diesel engine, which gets from 0-62mph in 8.2 seconds and averages 52.3mpg with CO2 emissions of 142g/km. It gets LED rear lights and a heated front windscreen.

Prices have stayed the same. The 1.6-litre petrol Venture starts at 17,495, with the diesel from 18,995. The Sport Nav costs 20,995.