If you have £20,000 lying around and are looking for a mild hatchback, you might want to check this out. Mazda has announced the availability of the Mazda3 Sport Black, which will be limited to just 800 examples in the UK.
The Sport Black is exclusively offered in the hatchback body style, with a choice of two exterior colours – Snowflake White Pearlescent and Soul Red Metallic. Regardless of colours, the model will be complemented with a sports styling kit that includes a front splitter, door mirrors, side skirts, rear bumper garnish and roof-mounted spoiler – all finished in Brilliant Black. 18-inch Dark Gunmetal alloy wheels complete the hatchback’s transformation.
The cabin of the Sport Black model is fitted with half-leather, half-suede seats, along with a slew of standard equipment such as a seven-inch touch display, Multimedia Commander with navigation, Bose surround sound system, dual-zone air-con, smart keyless entry and cruise control.
Under the hood is Mazda’s 2.0-litre SkyActiv four-cylinder engine delivering 118 hp and 210 Nm of torque. Power is routed to the wheels through a six-speed manual transmission, enabling the car to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.9 seconds and hit to a top speed of 195 km/h.
The Mazda3 Sport Black is expected to arrive in UK dealerships next month, with a selling price of £20,995.