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2008.5 MAZDASPEED3
2008.5 Mazda3, Mazda3 Sport and MAZDASPEED3
-- Mid-year Enhancements and a New 2.0L Mazda3 Sport GX Trim Add More "Zoom-Zoom" to Popular Compact Line-up --

(Richmond Hill, ON)—Mazda Canada is offering consumers more

choice when it comes to its popular Mazda3 line-up by announcing

some mid-year enhancements and the availability of a new 2.0-litre

engine Mazda3 Sport GX model for the 2008 model year.

Unique to Canada in the North America market, the new 2008.5

Mazda3 Sport GX is powered by the same 148-horsepower, 2.0-litre

engine found in the current Mazda3 GX and GS sedans. The new trim

sports 15” steel wheels, body coloured grille, GFX front and rear

bumpers, and sporty fog lamps. ABS with EBFD, 4 wheel disc brakes,

side air bag and air curtains, and an AM/FM CD player with MP3

capability are also standard features.

The Mazda3 Sport GX is offered with an available Comfort

Package that includes power locks/windows, power heated mirrors,

keyless entry, illuminated entry, steering wheel-mounted audio

controls, rear spoiler, and 15” alloy wheels. Automatic transmission and

air conditioning are also available as options.

Mazda3 Sport GX leads the way for other mid-year Mazda3 lineup

enhancements. For 2008.5, the Mazda3 Sport GS receives minor

cosmetic changes including a new rear bumper facia and piano

black interior trim. Air conditioning, a rear spoiler, steering wheel

mounted audio controls, and two additional speakers (6 vs. 4 speakers)

are all now standard features on the GS trim.

The Mazda3 Sport GT also receives a new rear bumper facia

and piano black interior trim, and adds Xenon headlamps as standard

equipment. The GT Luxury Package, which currently includes leather

seating, in-dash 6 CD changer and automatic climate control, now

adds a rear roof spoiler, power driver’s seat, Bose® audio sound system

with an additional speaker, and Sirius satellite radio.

The Mazda3 sedan also receives refreshened equipment

content for 2008.5.

The GX model gains a CD player with MP3 capability, an

additional two speakers (4 vs. 2 speakers), and body coloured mirrors.

Similar to the Sport model, the GX sedan also has an available Comfort

Package. The new package includes power locks/windows, power

heated mirrors, keyless entry, illuminated entry, steering wheel

mounted audio controls, and 15” alloy wheels.

Equally improved for 2008.5, the GS sedan receives a body

coloured grille and standard 16” alloy wheels. To accommodate this

change, the current GS Sport Package (moonroof and 16” alloy

wheels) will no longer be available. Instead, GS models will have standalone

moonroof available as an option.

Similar to the Mazda3 Sport GT, the 2008.5 Mazda3 sedan GT

receives Xenon headlamps and a new piano black interior trim. The

sedan’s GT Luxury Package (leather seating, 6-disc in-dash CD

changer and automatic climate control) adds equipment such as

power driver’s seat, Bose audio sound system with an additional

speaker, and Sirius satellite radio.

For 2008.5, the MAZDASPEED3 also receive new equipment. New

standard features include bright finish wheels, Sirius satellite radio, CD

player with MP3 capability, illuminated driver and passenger vanity

mirrors, piano black interior trim, and black on black cloth seating.

Mazda Canada Inc. is responsible for the sales and marketing,

customer service and parts support of Mazda vehicles in Canada.

Headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Mazda Canada has a

nationwide network of 160 dealerships. For additional information visit

Mazda Canada’s media website at

www.media.mazda.ca

For further information: Gregory Young, Director, Corporate Public Relations, (905) 787-7094; gyoung@mazda.ca

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