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Mazda, Saudi Aramco and AIST launch research project

Mazda Motor Corporation announced the start of a joint research project with Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) aimed at making... read more

Gold award for Mazda at the NADA DSI Awards

For the second year in a row, Mazda Southern Africa's collective efforts were recognized and rewarded when the company received a gold award at the NADA DSI Awards held at the home of WesBank in Fairland, Johannesburg. Mazda's DSI scores increased by... read more

Mazda SA launches the enhanced Mazda CX-3

Mazda Southern Africa has begun accepting orders for the updated Mazda CX-3 at dealerships throughout Southern Africa. An ideal crossover; the CX-3 has received interior and exterior updates. Design improvements include front fog lamp bezel colour c... read more

Mazda CX-5 model line-up update

The Mazda CX-5 line-up introduces 2.0L Individual front wheel drive (FWD) auto derivative 2.5L petrol engine introduces all-wheel drive (AWD)   Mazda SA has announced the introduction of the new Mazda CX-5 Individual 2.0L Front Wheel Drive Autom... read more

Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030

Mazda's Long-Term Vision for Technology Development, 'Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030'   SKYACTIV-X, world's first commercial petrol engine to use compression ignition. Mazda's technology development plan aims to harmonize driving pleasure with envir... read more

Mazda reveals 2018 CX-3 at New York Auto Show.

Mazda reveals 2018 CX-3 at New York Auto Show Updated for the second time since its 2015 launch, the new CX-3 employs Mazda's human-centered design philosophy for a more mature, higher-quality look and feel in every area. Design updates enhance the... read more

Mazda CX-5 2018 WCOTY Finalist

Mazda CX-5 makes top three finalist for 2018 World Car of the Year. 08 March 2018 - The jury of 82 auto writers from around the globe selected the Mazda CX-5 as one of the top three candidates for 2018 World Car of the Year. Responsible for the Wor... read more

Mazda CX-5 wins the 2017 Mazda SA COTY.

MIDRAND, 12 February 2018 - Mazda Southern Africa is pleased to announce that the Mazda CX-5 has been voted the 2017 MSA Car of the year by MSA staff. A finalist in the 2018 World Car of the Year and MSA's flagship SUV; the Mazda CX-5 accounts for 2... read more

Mazda Financial Services celebrates its 3rd Birthday

Today marks three years since Mazda Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd announced the Retail Finance Partnership with WesBank. On the 1st February 2015, Mazda Financial Services commenced operations as the official finance partner for Mazda Southern Africa with a primary aim of developing "best in class" services, products and "offers" for the Mazda dealer and owner. read more

Mazda scoops two wins at the cars.co.za Consumer Awards.

Mazda scoops two wins at the cars.co.za Consumer Awards. Mazda2 1.5 Individual wins Compact Hatch category CX-5 2.5 Individual wins Family Car category Mazda takes 3rd place for Brand of the Year Mazda Southern Africa was amongst the big winners at the third annual Cars.co.za Consumer Awards last night, 25 January 2018, where both Mazda2 and Mazda CX-5 took top honours in their nominated categories for the year 2017/18. Proud winner of the Compact Hatch of the year award; the Mazda2 1.5 Individual overturns conventional thinking that a car's value is proportionate to its size. In turn, it realises uncompromising levels of design, driving performance and functionality that deliver true pride of ownership. Family Car category winning model Mazda CX-5 2.5 Individual, refines every element of KODO-Soul of Motion design and SKYACTIV Technology to offer new dimensions of driving pleasure with passenger comfort, a quiet cabin and pleasant ride feel. Mazda Southern Africa also received a 3rd place podium mention for the overall Brand of the Year award. Homage by Mazda customers on the service level efforts of the company and its dealer partners. Mazda SA dealer volume sales grew by 10% from 2016 to 2017 - ending the year with over 13 000 units sold with no fleet or rental business. The industry filled and star studded cocktail event was powered by WesBank and the event was hosted at The Galleria in Sandton, Johannesburg.  read more

Mazda Southern Africa launches Mazda Foundation.

MIDRAND, 01 December 2017 - Mazda Southern Africa is pleased to announce the launch of the Mazda Southern Africa Foundation Non Profit Company. The Mazda Foundation's aims and objectives include, but are not limited to, the provision of financial ai... read more

Mazda Southern Africa's 3rd Birthday Celebration.

On October 1st 2014, Mazda Southern Africa started operating from its Midrand based head office as an independent national sales company. A full sales and service dealer network was put in place to operate in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swazi... read more

Mazda Reveals Exterior of New Mazda CX-8 Crossover SUV

Mazda Motor Corporation has revealed the exterior of its upcoming six to seven crossover SUV, Mazda CX-8. The company's first new-generation model to feature three rows of seating is scheduled to go on sale in Japan before the end of the year. Mazda... read more

50 years ago: Mazda launches rotary-powered Cosmo

It was a pivotal moment in automobile history when, 50 years ago today, Mazda launched its rotary-powered Mazda Cosmo Sport. The sleek, stylish two-seater marked the beginning of a legacy of innovation that endures to this day - a legacy of fun-to-dr... read more

Mazda BT-50 Facelift is now available in South Africa

Redesigned Mazda BT-50 gives a sportier and more powerful presence than ever before. Now produced by Thailand manufacturing plant, Auto Alliance (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (AAT). BT-50 2.2L DBL 4x2 6MT SLX added to the model line-up. BT-50 2.2L DBL 4x2... read more

New Managing Director for Mazda Southern Africa

Mazda Motor Corporation has appointed South African native Craig Roberts as new Managing Director of Mazda Southern Africa. Currently Head of Sales and an Executive for Mazda SA, Mr. Roberts has a long standing career and widespread experience within... read more

Mazda CX-3 Introduces G-Vectoring and Individual Plus

Mazda CX-3 Introduces G-Vectoring and Individual Plus G-Vectoring Control introduced in the 2017 Mazda CX-3 2.0L engines. New Mazda CX-3 Individual Plus derivative enhanced with Advanced safety features. Side door garnishing on the Individual an... read more

All-new Mazda CX-5 unveiled in Los Angeles

Mazda Motor Corporation today unveiled the all-new Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV. The fully redesigned model, which refines every element of Mazda's design and technology to offer new dimensions of driving pleasure, will be launched in Japan in February a... read more

New Mazda3 Introduces G-Vectoring and Astina Plus

G-Vectoring Control introduced for the first time in the new-look Mazda3 2.0L engines. Astina Plus, Mazda3's new model derivative pioneers advanced safety features.  Mazda3 with enhanced interior and exterior is available to the Southern Africa mar... read more

25 years on: Mazda remembers victory at Le Mans

Momentous win by Mazda 787B in 1991 continues to fascinate racing and rotary fans Mazda remains only Le Mans-winning Asian brand, only winning non-piston engine car After the 2016 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, many racing enthusiasts rememb... read more

Mazda Produces One-Millionth Mazda MX-5

Production of the Mazda MX-5 reached one million units on 22 April; Mazda Motor Corporation announced today, 27 years after the company began manufacturing the iconic roadster at Ujina Plant No. 1 in Hiroshima in April 1989. "From the first generati... read more

Mazda MX-5 RF with Retractable Hardtop Makes Global Debut

Mazda Motor Corporation has revealed the Mazda MX-5 RF (retractable fastback). The latest addition to the MX-5 family fully embodies the model's 26-year-old tradition of "lots of fun". While staying true to the original MX-5 Retractable Hardtop's goa... read more

World premiere of the All-New Mazda CX-4

World premiere of the All-New Mazda CX-4 Crossover SUV at Beijing Motor Show Mazda Motor Corporation will debut the all-new Mazda CX-4 crossover SUV at the Beijing Motor Show, also known as 2016 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. The autom... read more

Mazda MX-5 wins 2016 UK Car of the Year Awards

Mazda has taken triple honours in the 2016 UK Car of the Year Awards. The all-new Mazda MX-5 was crowned both the Open Top Car of the Year and the overall winner of Car of the Year Awards, whilst the Mazda2 won the Best Supermini category.An independ... read more

Mazda Motor Corporation extends the Airbag Recall Campaign on certain Mazda6 and Mazda RX-8 vehicles

Mazda has announced a formal global recall covering a wider manufacturing period in order to place the highest priority on the safety of Mazda customers. This recall follows investigative recalls by Mazda in Japan and North America for three different types of Takata Corporation manufactured inflators and although no cases of abnormal deployment or dangerous flaws have been found in any Mazda vehicles in the course of the investigative recall; the concern had deemed an extended formal recall campaign necessary. read more

Mazda Reveals Mazda RX-VISION Concept

Mazda Motor Corporation unveiled the rotary-powered Mazda RX-VISION sports car concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. The rotary engine is a symbol of the company's "never-stop-challenging" spirit. RX-VISION represents a vision of the future that Mazda ho... read more

MC starts a study on potential collaboration with Toyota

MAZDA Motor Corporation announced yesterday that they signed a memorandum of understanding with Toyota Motor Corporation. The agreement is aimed at building a mutually beneficial long-term partnership which will leverage the resources of both compani... read more

Mazda Southern Africa Introduces the 2015 Mazda CX-5

2015 Mazda CX-5 facelift model is now available in South Africa The Mazda CX-5 initially launched in 2012 was the first vehicle to introduce Mazda’s KODO-Soul of Motion design to the South African market. Since Mazda Southern Africa launched in Octo... read more

Mazda3 crowned Best Hatchback Car of the Year

With over 130 international awards to its credit; the Mazda3 turns heads and grabs yet another award! Mazda landed a new title and award at the 'Wheels Car of the Year Awards 2015'. The award-winning Mazda3 which launched in South Africa late 2014... read more

Mazda6 Passenger-Side Air Bag Recall Campaign.

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced a Recall Campaign on certain Mazda6 vehicles  Mazda outlined a concern affecting some Mazda6 vehicles equipped with a passenger-side air bag. The supplier of air bags, Takata Corporation, notified Mazda Southern... read more

Mazda6 Global Production Reaches Three Million Units

Global production of the Mazda6 reached three million units*1 at the end of November 2014. The milestone figure was reached in approximately 12 years and nine months after production of the first-generation Mazda6 began in February 2002 in Japan. Fo... read more

Mazda Southern Africa staff rally together to give back

Although, it has only been two months since official Mazda Southern Africa operations commenced on October 1st 2014, in line with the festive season, MSA staff embarked on an initiative to collect funds and donations on their personal capacity. The i... read more

All-New Mazda2 Wins Car of the Year Japan

Soon to be launched in South Africa, all-new Mazda2 wins Car of the Year Japan  Following the Mazda CX-5, Mazda6 and Mazda3, the soon to be launched in South Africa all-new Mazda2 is the fourth in Mazda's line-up of new-generation models that adopt... read more

The Mazda CX-5, now with all-new Petrol & Diesel engines

The Mazda CX-5; the first new generation vehicle to adopt Mazda’s breakthrough SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and KODO - Soul of Motion design theme now comes with an additional petrol engine and all-new diesel engines. First introduced in South Africa in 2012 with a 2.0-litre petrol engine; the enhanced 2014 CX-5 compact crossover introduces for the first time in South Africa a 2.5-litre petrol as well as a 2.2-litre twin-turbo diesel. And to be more competitive in the SUV segment, more features have been added across the whole range.  read more

The all-new Mazda3

The all-new Mazda3: Innovating the sports compact Since the launch of the first generation in 2003, through the second generation and up to the present, the Mazda3 has consistently exceeded both customers’ expectations and the industry standards. Responsive handling ensures driving pleasure while excellent environmental and safety performance is topped off with an emotive design complemented by the highest level of craftsmanship. It is no surprise then, that the Mazda3 has established itself as one of Mazda’s core models. It is sold in over 120 countries around the world and accounts for more than 30% of Mazda’s annual sales volume. read more

The all-new Mazda6: Stunningly evolved functional design

Mazda’s new flagship simply begs to be driven. Designed to operate as an extension of the driver, it is the second manifestation of the 'KODO – Soul of Motion' design theme. The Mazda6 is destined to turn heads, drawing upon the sleek beauty of the Mazda TAKERI and Mazda SHINARI concept cars. And with ultra-efficient SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY underneath, there are no concessions to performance or fuel economy. read more

Mazda unveils All-New Mazda MX-5

HIROSHIMA, Japan - Mazda Motor Corporation today celebrated the unveiling of the fourth generation Mazda MX-5 together with fans at events held simultaneously in Japan, USA and Spain. The All-New MX-5, which adopts both SKYACTIV Technology and Mazda... read more

Mazda MX-5 anniversary website goes live

Leverkusen 10 February 2014. Mazda went online today with a special website to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the company’s legendary MX-5 sports car. Aiming to connect with MX-5 fans and customers around the globe, the website offers a glimpse at the history and future of the most popular roadster of all time, including messages from the engineers behind its development. read more

Mazda unveils limited edition MX-5 at Goodwood

Main stand showcases latest model range and SKYACTIV Technology Second stand features MX-5 Roadster Coupe 25th Anniversary Limited Edition In celebration of the 25th anniversary of its iconic MX-5 roadster, Mazda makes a welcome return this year... read more

Mazda3 makes Car of the Year 2014 shortlist

The all-new Mazda3 has been chosen as a finalist for the Car of the Year 2014 award, validating Mazda’s unconventional approach to building uncompromising vehicles. Mazda’s refreshing new compact was nominated together with six other cars from 30 candidates vying for Europe’s oldest and most cherished automotive prize.  read more

The Mazda3: an ongoing success story

Leverkusen, 24 March 2014. Another day, another internationally renowned prize for the all-new Mazda3. Mazda’s new compact hatchback has captured the “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014” and the next major honour could be just around the corner.  read more

The All-New Mazda CX-5

Mazda believes cars should be fun to drive, and we have a long history of doing that our own way. We mass-produced the rotary engine used in our legendary RX sports cars and built the world's best-selling, lightweight roadster, the Mazda MX-5.  read more

Mazda SKYACTIV Research wins another JSAE Award

Mazda continues to win awards for developing fuel-saving, environmentally-friendly technologies for its customers. Two Mazda engineers were presented with the Outstanding Technical Paper award at the 61st annual Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (JSAE) presentation.  read more