Five mil­lion Maz­da3s equals 323 mile­stone

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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.

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