|Mazda Axela 23S '03|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 5|
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||Standard|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Max Power||172 HP|
|Performance Points||387 PP|
|Max Torque||218 Nm|
|Weight||1,260 kilograms (2,800 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||7.33 kg (16.2 lb) per horsepower|
The player can choose six colors for this car:
- Velocity Red Mica
- Titanium Grey Metallic II
- Strat Blue Mica
- Winning Blue Metallic
- Canary Yellow Mica
- Black Mica
"A model popular for its sporty suspension and handling."
The compact cars of Mazda that were traditionally named the Familia, was newly reborn under the name of Axela. The major difference with the previous cars, was that the body width was enlarged from the class-5 body size of Japanese regulations, to a world standard size for this class of cars, at around 68.8 inches. Stepping out of the framework of a Japan-specific body size, they have turned their sight towards a global market.
The body incorporating Mazda's focus on a sporty drive feel comes in a 4 door sedan and a 5 door hatchback. The two have very different designs, the 4 door model being a short deck style sporty sedan, while the 5 door is a sporty mini wagon with expanded utility.
The interior is a black-based sporty design, in Mazda tradition. The tachometer is positioned in the center of the 3 large circular meters, and shares its design concept with the RX-8.
The platform is shared with the Ford Focus and Volvo S40, but the suspension introduces Mazda's character, being the sportiest of the three. The 23S is powered by a 2.3L NA engine, and the torqueful 4 cylinder engine and chassis technology which Mazda is renowned for provides a high level of driving performance. Until the turbocharged Mazdaspeed Axela made its appearance, this model was popular as the highest performance model of the Axela series.
As a Standard car, the Mazda Axela 23S '03 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 17,428 Credits. It is a Level 0 car.
This car can be purchased from the Mazda dealership for 19,500 Credits. It has a simplified interior.
- Despite never making any appearance on any of PlayStation 2-era games or Gran Turismo (PSP), the car, like Jaguar XFR '10, debuted as a Standard car in GT5 and remained so in GT6.