Mazda 3 Car of the Year New Zealand

  • Mazda3 – National Business Review’s Supreme Car of the Year and COTY in New Zealand
  • The recently launched in South Africa Mazda3, named New Zealand
  • Car of the Year and National Business Review Supreme Car of the Year for 2014 year end


Third in Mazda’s line-up of new-generation products to feature the full range of *SKYACTIV technology and KODO-Soul of Motion design; the Mazda3 brings state-of-the-art design and engineering to an incredibly broad audience.  Mazda believes the *SKYACTIV powertrain and Mazda3’s construction technology are suitable for the mainstream market, business buyers and enthusiasts.

The overwhelming win of both New Zealand’s National Business Review’s Supreme Car of the Year and the AA and NZ Motoring Writers Guild’s Car of the Year, substantiates Mazda’s belief.

The Mazda3 impresses not just on equipment but also on driver appeal, styling, fuel economy and numerous safety features. Even the entry-level version is an engaging machine, testament to the quality of the Mazda3 chassis and its entirely convincing sporty appearance.

“These awards are a credit to the Mazda team in Japan who have created a vehicle that ticks all the boxes, from design and safety through to performance and technology. Mazda SA is proud to have this award winning model in the vehicle model line-up we offer in South Africa. We believe the Mazda3 has the potential to excel in South Africa’s compact car segment.” – comments Mr David Hughes, MD Mazda Southern Africa.

*SKYACTIV is the umbrella term for Mazda’s range of next-generation technologies-including gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, body and chassis – developed under Mazda’s Sustainable Zoom-Zoom vision to provide both driving pleasure and outstanding environmental and safety performance.