Mazda kicked off its introductions for the 2024 model year with the unveiling of the new model Mazda Axela in both saloon and hatchback variants, building on their predecessor’s solid reputation. Renowned for its superb driving dynamics and sophisticated design, this adaptable compact car is offered in both sedan and hatchback variants. The hatchback variant is one of the best hatchbacks in Kenya and this model is set to utilize the winning formula behind Mazda’s reliability to further cement its place in the popular list.

The 2024 Mazda Axela 2.5 S models come equipped with the naturally aspirated Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter engine as a standard feature. This powertrain operates seamlessly on both regular and premium fuel, delivering a robust 191 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a six-speed automatic transmission featuring a manual shift mode, this powertrain strikes a harmonious balance between performance and fuel efficiency. Notable standard features encompass front-wheel drive (FWD), cylinder-deactivation technology, and G-Vectoring Control Plus. Mazda presents an array of configurations for the 2024 Mazda Axela.

Exclusive to the sedan model, the Mazda Axela 2.5 S boasts a range of standard i-Activsense safety features. These include Mazda Radar Cruise Control with a stop-and-go function, Smart Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning, Lane-Keep Assist, Driver Attention Alert, and High Beam Control. Introducing a new inclusion for 2024, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Rear Door Alert are now standard features. Complimentary for three years, Mazda Connected Services enables owners to remotely monitor their vehicle through the MyMazda app. Additionally, this service includes a three-month or 2GB trial of the in-car Wi-Fi hotspot, whichever is utilized first.

Within the interior, attention is drawn to the 8.8-inch center display commanding the spotlight, featuring the latest Mazda Connect infotainment system and navigable via the multi-function Commander knob. Standard conveniences encompass push-button start, remote keyless illuminated entry, a rearview camera, two front USB-C inputs, Bluetooth connectivity, a six-speaker sound system, electronic parking brake, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and upholstered black cloth seats. The exterior exudes sophistication with LED lighting adorning the automatic headlights, combination taillights, and daytime running lights. This is complemented by a matte finish front grille and 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels finished in silver.

Building upon the standard offering, the newly introduced 2024 Mazda Axela 2.5 S Select Sport elevates the experience with added features. These include Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rear armrest with cup holders, and door mirror turn signals. Aesthetic enhancements feature black leatherette seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and 18-inch black-finished aluminum alloy wheels coupled with black heated mirrors.

Opting for the Mazda Axela 2.5 S Preferred package introduces further enhancements, such as a power moonroof, optional black or greige leatherette seats, heated front seats, eight-way power driver seats with power lumbar support, and seat memory functionality. Distinguished by body-colored side mirrors featuring LED turn signal indicators, sedan models boast silver-finished 18-inch wheels, while hatchback counterparts embrace a stylish gray metallic finish.

In the realm of the 2024 model year, Mazda Axela Carbon Edition models undergo a notable upgrade, now featuring standard wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto connectivity, and Qi wireless phone charging. This advanced technology is integrated seamlessly into both sedan and hatchback versions of the Carbon Edition. Notably, the Carbon Edition boasts standard i-Activ all-wheel drive (AWD), elevating its performance capabilities. The exclusive Polymetal Gray exterior paint and striking red leather upholstery define the distinctive aesthetics of this model. Aligning with the Preferred package, the Carbon Edition includes black-finished 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels and gloss black-heated door mirrors.

For the 2024 Mazda Axela hatchback models, a standout option emerges in the form of the 2.5 S Premium package. This package, featuring standard front-wheel drive (FWD) and an optional Skyactiv-MT six-speed manual transmission, presents a host of premium features. These include a Bose 12-speaker premium audio system with aluminum speaker grilles, SiriusXM satellite radio with a complimentary three-month trial, a windshield-projected full-color Active Driving Display, Mazda Navigation System, paddle shifters (for automatic transmission only), and an Adaptive Front-lighting System. The exterior is marked by unique design elements, including a shark fin antenna, LED signature illumination headlights and taillights, and 18-inch black-finished aluminum alloy wheels. The option to indulge in leather seats is available in both black and red.

Stepping into the spotlight as the Mazda Axela 2.5 Carbon Turbo, this model extends the success of the Carbon Edition lineup by infusing turbocharged performance and distinctive styling. Tailored for driving enthusiasts seeking a contemporary hatchback or sedan with refined performance, the Mazda Axela Turbo models are equipped with the potent Skyactiv-G 2.5 Turbo engine. This powerhouse delivers a robust 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque with premium 93 octane fuel. Even with regular 87-octane fuel, the engine impressively churns out 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The powertrain is seamlessly paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and standard i-Activ AWD, ensuring a thrilling driving experience.

In the exclusive package of the Mazda Axela 2.5 Carbon Turbo, elegance takes center stage with a Zircon Sand Metallic finish, accompanied by 18-inch black metallic finish wheels and gloss black door mirrors. The exterior exudes a unique flair, featuring distinctive styling elements that seamlessly blend with the black interior. Inside, the ambiance is elevated with exclusive terracotta leatherette and striking red contrast stitching. Notably, all Mazda Axela Turbo models receive an upgraded 10.25-inch infotainment display, now offering touchscreen functionality when connected to Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Wireless connectivity is embraced by both systems, with the added convenience of Qi wireless phone charging.

At the zenith of the Mazda Axela range, the Mazda Axela 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus takes sophistication to new heights. Gloss black aerodynamic accents grace both the sedan and hatchback, with the sedan featuring a rear lip spoiler and the hatchback boasting a rear roof spoiler and front air dam. Safety reaches new dimensions with the incorporation of Rear Direction Base Safety, encompassing Smart Brake Support-Reverse and Smart Brake Support-Rear Crossing, completing the comprehensive i-Activsense suite of safety features. Leather seats, available in black or red for the hatchback and black or white for the sedan, enhance the interior, which also features a Bose 12-speaker premium audio system. Additional enhancements include Traffic Jam Assist, a 360° View Monitor with front and rear parking sensors, Homelink integrated into the frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror, Mazda Navigation System, and an Active Driving Display with Traffic Sign Recognition.

The 2024 Mazda Axela caters to a diverse range of preferences, offering sporty performance, distinctive styling, and high-tech convenience features. Mazda’s commitment to delivering vehicles that embody a refined driving experience and sophisticated design shines through in this new model year lineup. At Ineax Motors Limited we offer a handpicked selection of high-quality cars all inspection-certified, professionally presented and competitively priced. Please browse through our inventory for a great selection of high-quality cars.