The new generation Mazda 3, which came out in 2015, is slightly longer in height and length than the previous generation. In 2017 it got a facelift. Two engines are offered in the GCC, a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder motor with a 4-speed automatic and a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder unit with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Mechanical features include independent suspension, disc brakes, electric power steering and an all-new platform unrelated to the Ford Focus, unlike before. The basic S-grade 1.6L model comes with a 4-speaker CD/MP3 stereo with USB/AUX ports and Bluetooth, power windows, manual a/c, Bluetooth, central locking, starter button, 16-inch steel wheels, cruise control, tilt/telescoping steering column and a single-piece folding rear seat. The V-grade 1.6L model adds some chrome trim, running lamps, 16-inch alloys, fog lamps, split-folding rear seat, leather steering wheel and mirror-mounted indicators. An optional package adds a 6-speaker stereo, sunroof, auto-dimming mirror, adaptive headlights, MZD Connect multimedia system with LCD screen and rotary controller, headlamp washers, rear camera with sensors, LED tail lamps, auto-levelling HID headlights, single-zone auto a/c and, as a further option, navigation. The R-grade 2.0L model gets the larger engine as well as additional features such as a basic heads-up display, standard navigation, smart keyless entry, piano-black front grille, leather seats, auto headlights and wipers, adaptive cruise, 18-inch alloys, power-folding mirrors, rear spoiler and better safety features. Standard safety features include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and an immobiliser, while top-spec R-grade models get side airbags, “smart” brake support and blind-spot monitoring.