Mazda3 has been named "Supreme Winner" of the 2019 Women's World Car of the Year awards. In addition to taking the top award, the model also won Women's World Family Car of the Year.
Established in 2010, Women's World Car of the Year is voted on by a panel of female judges from over 30 different countries who are asked to vote according to criteria women use when buying a car.
The Mazda3 adopts a matured Kodo design language that aims to embody the essence of Japanese aesthetics. While the overall form presents a simple, single motion, subtle undulations bring the design to life through shifting light and reflections that glide over the body surface. The result is a more natural and powerful expression of vitality than previous Kodo models. Despite sharing the Mazda3 moniker, the hatchback and sedan models have distinct personalities; the design of the hatchback is emotive, the sedan elegant.
Based on its philosophy of designing the car around the human being, Mazda has dramatically enhanced the model's fundamental driving attributes to make accelerating, turning and braking feel completely natural.
The model incorporates Mazda's Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture, designed to help people to make the most of their natural sense of balance. The Skyactiv-G engines in 1.5L manual and automatic transmissions as well as the 2.0L automatic lineup provide responsive speed control in any driving situation for the Southern Africa market.
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.