Mazda Australia has added Bluetooth and USB connectivity to the entry-level Mazda3 Neo, making both technologies standard across the range.
The Bluetooth system allows owners to make phone calls, along with streaming music from compatible mobile devices.
Music connectivity is also enhanced with the inclusion of a USB port as standard, allowing owners to navigate and play audio files from an iPod, iPad, iPhone or USB memory stick.
Controlled via the steering-mounted switches, the system also offers the display of artist name, album and song title.
The top-shelf turbocharged Mazda3 MPS has also been given a handful of light tweaks, including a new Black Mica finish to the exterior mirrors and a section of the rear wing and bumper.
The wheels are now are now a dark metallic grey instead of silver, and the rooftop antenna is now a 'shark fin' design.
Pricing for both models, the Mazda3 Neo and MPS, remains unchanged.
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