Mazda launches updated versions of the Mazda Axela sports compact in Japan

Mazda has released updated versions of the Mazda Axela sports compact in Japan. Known as the Mazda3 in overseas markets, the Mazda Axela has earned high praise both in Japan and abroad. All models in the range – including the four-door Axela, five-door Axela Sport and Mazdaspeed Axela – feature fresh improvements and are available from today at all Mazda, Mazda Anfini and Mazda Autozam dealerships nationwide. Two new special edition versions of the Axela Sport, the 23HS and 20HS, which come outfitted with equipment to enhance their sporty pedigree, also go on sale from today. Reduced cabin noise and higher comfort levels have been achieved through the increased use of sound absorbent materials.

The special editions Mazda Axela Sport 23HS and 20HS come with a full complement of sports equipment including 17-inch reflective aluminum wheels, exclusive aluminum pedals, a floating rear roof spoiler and a BOSE sound system. These models also come with black Alcantara and genuine leather combination seat covers and Alcantara door trim. Mazda Axela is available in Japan from 1,510,750 ($14,220) to 2,070,000 yen ($19,485) while Axela Sport from 1,510,750 ($14,220) to 2,410,000 yen ($22,685).