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Mazda Launches Special Edition Axela Sport in Japan

- The '1.5 Smart Edition' Axela offers an affordable option in the Axela carline -

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HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation today announced the launch of the Mazda Axela Sport 1.5 Smart Edition in Japan. This special edition Mazda Axela (known overseas as the Mazda3) goes on sale from today at all Mazda, Mazda Anfini and Mazda Autozam dealers nationwide.


Mazda Axela Sport 1.5 Smart Edition
Mazda Axela Sport 1.5 Smart Edition


The 1.5 Smart Edition is based on the first generation Axela 15C model grade which features Mazda’s spirited 1.5-liter engine. The special edition model comes equipped with a rear roof spoiler that adds an extra touch of sportiness. Priced over 160 thousand yen less than the base model, it offers even more affordability.


Main features of the Mazda Axela Sport 1.5 Smart Edition

Base model
Axela Sport 15C (front-wheel-drive model with a 1.5-liter engine and a four-speed automatic ‘Activematic’ transmission)

Special equipment

- Rear roof spoiler
- Exclusive Alcantara®* case for Japan’s mandatory vehicle inspection certificate
* Alcantara® is a registered trademark of Alcantara S.p.A.

Body colors
Five exterior body colors are available: Aurora Blue Mica, Sunlight Silver Metallic, Metropolitan Grey Mica, Black Mica and Crystal White Pearl Mica (if this special body color is selected, the price increases by 31,500 yen including tax).


Manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the Mazda Axela Sport 1.5 Smart Edition

Model Engine Drive Transmission Price (yen)
With tax Without tax
1.5 Smart Edition 1.5L DOHC FWD 4-speed EC-AT
1,498,000 1,426,667
- A separate recycling fee of 11,860 yen is necessary in addition to the manufacturer’s suggested retail price listed above.
- If the factory-installed optional dark tinted glass (rear door, rear-quarter panel and liftgate windows) is selected, the price increases by 26,250 yen (including tax).