Mazda backs blacks

14 September 2018

MAZDA is introducing special editions of its smallest and most affordable hatchback and SUV models in a bid to boost sales around the time of the new autumn registration.

They take the name of Black+ but are actually offered in a range of alternative colours for the same price.

First up is the Mazda2 Black+ Edition, which costs £15,795 and is based on the 9Obhp SE-L Nav+ model.

This new model is distinguished by 16-inch black alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, a roof mounted shark fin antenna and a brilliant black roof spoiler. It is also offered in a choice of metallic grey, blue mica or crimson mica paint alternatives to the standard black.

Arriving later in the autumn, the Mazda CX-3 Sport Black+ is based on the 12bhp two-wheel-drive SE-L Nav+ model and comes with a choice of manual or automatic transmissions. As with the Black+ Mazda2, there is a choice of three alternative paint colours comprising red crystal metallic, blue mica or grey metallic.

The sporty looks of the standard CX-3 are further enhanced by a black rear spoiler and mirror caps, while inside black leather seats are standard. Priced at £22,195 for manual and £23,195 for the automatic, over and above SE-L Nav+, the Sport Black+ gets 18-inch silver alloy wheels, chrome side and front bumper trim, front parking sensors, reversing camera, a heated steering wheel and a colour head up display.

Like the rest of the 2018 Mazda CX-3 range, the Sport Black+ has benefited from a range of updates, with a revised interior including redesigned seats, additional cupholders, upgraded door sill trims, thicker sound isolation and enhanced rear glazing.