Five million Mazda3s equals 323 milestone
MAZDA Motor Corporation has announced that the total production volume of the Mazda3 reached five million units at the end of April 2016.
It is the second Mazda to reach five million units of production after the Mazda 323. The Mazda3 sets a new record for Mazda by achieving the milestone figure in only 12 years and 10 months since production of the model commenced in June 2003.
The Mazda3 is a core model for Mazda, accounting for about one third of the company’s annual sales volume. It is manufactured at the Hofu plant in Japan, at the Changan Mazda Automobile plant in China, at the AutoAlliance plant in Thailand and Mazda de Mexico vehicle operation in Mexico.
It is also assembled in Malaysia and Vietnam.
Mazda Southern Africa has recorded over 4 200 Mazda3 vehicle sales since operations began on the October 1, 2014, to end of April 2016; making the Mazda3 MSA’s best-selling model to date.
The engine line-up in South Africa includes the high powered Skyactiv-G 2.0-litre petrol engine in efficient six-speed automatic or manual transmissions and the 1.6 petrol engine is paired with five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmission engine.
The upshot is an exceptional blend of outstanding performance and superb fuel economy.
Moving forward, Mazda will continue to develop products that offer all customers driving pleasure and outstanding environmental and safety performance.
The company aims to enrich people’s lives and become a brand connected to its customers by a special bond.
Mazda is now building cars around the world and the Mazda3 has already equalled the 323’s milestone.