The 7th generation Mazda3 sets a new milestone as the first production model to lead Mazda into a bold new era. Blending beautiful design and exhilarating driving dynamics, Mazda3 was developed to inspire and create an emotional bond and deep engagement with its customers.
“The Mazda3 is a strategic model that has driven Mazda’s growth from both a brand and business perspective. The next generation of Mazda cars will enhance the value of the car-ownership experience. Through these products, Mazda Southern Africa, together with our dealer partners, aim to further raise Mazda’s brand value and work towards our goal of building stronger bonds with our customers.”
Comments Craig Roberts, Managing Director – Mazda Southern Africa.
The 7th generation Mazda3 adopts a matured KODO design language that embodies the essence of Japanese aesthetics. The result is a richer and more powerful expression of vitality than seen in previous KODO models. Despite sharing the Mazda3 name, the hatch and sedan models have distinct personalities — the design of the hatch is dynamic, while the sedan elegant.
Mazda’s design ethos continues with an all-new interior and cockpit environment that delivers a perfect fit and connectedness while driving. This new configuration provides a more natural feeling for any driver.
The clear view of the driver facing the MZD Connect screen with improved system performance, standard Android Auto and Apple Carplay and head-up display help keep the driver focused on the road; while the adjustable upright driver seating position with a low centre of gravity lends a reassuring sense of confidence when driving.
Mazda3 is the first to introduce an all-new 8.8-inch MAZDA CONNECTTM infotainment screen supporting MZD Connect, which comes standard on all models. Also standard is an all-new 3-way layout 8-speaker sound system from the Active model, and the BOSE 12-speaker layout from the Individual model.
Mazda’s human-centric philosophy, Jinbai-Ittai, looks at the driver and vehicle as one. Mazda has dramatically enhanced the car’s fundamental driving attributes such that accelerating, turning and braking feel completely natural. Based on the concept of recreating a natural state for humans in the car, all components – from the seats and body through to the suspension and tyres – are designed to work together organically.
The 7th generation Mazda3 will be available to the Southern African market in more succinct package options meant to appeal to a wide range of customers. As an entry package option, the Active derivative will be available with a 1.5L engine in Manual transmission. The Dynamic 1.5L engine in both Manual and Automatic transmissions will package the Core offering, while the Individual 1.5L in both Manual and Automatic transmissions and Astina 2.0L in Automatic will make up the High package offering.
Mazda dedicated every effort to maximizing occupant safety in the new Mazda3 by installing active safety measures to help identify potential risks early on and reduce any chance of damage or injury. These include the wide adoption of Mazda’s advanced safety technologies, as well as i-ACTIVSENSE, which enable the driver to enjoy every outing, on any road condition.
Mazda’s commitment to safety was acknowledged with a maximum five-star rating by Euro NCAP earlier this year.
The 7th generation Mazda3 range is designed and built to the highest standard of performance and reliability. This standard is backed up by a 3-year unlimited kilometre service plan. To provide complete peace of mind motoring, a 3-year factory warranty, a 3- year roadside assistance and a 5-year Corrosion Warranty are also included.
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