The Mazda3 was crowned Best Hatchback Car of the Year 2015 at the ‘Wheels Car of the Year Awards 2015’ at a glittering event held in Dubai.
The latest version of the winning Mazda3 was launched in South Africa late in 2014.
The Wheels Car of the Year is the most prized automotive award for excellence down under, and unlike the South African COTY competition (won this year for a third consecutive year by a Porsche) the Aussie version does have different categories.
The Mazda3 won the Best Hatchback Car of the Year.
“We are very happy and proud that the Mazda3 has won this new accollade,” said David Hughes, MD of Mazda Southern Africa.
“The Mazda3 is already a much sought after vehicle – one of the most popular vehicles on the road today,” he said.
Mazda’s engineers have managed to make extreme compression both effective and economical. The Mazda3 delivers enviably low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions yet more than ever, still lives up to its sporty compact label, thanks to smooth, linear acceleration and precise, nimble handling. It combines an arsenal of high-tech active safety technology with innovative occupant and pedestrian-focused passive safety measures.
On the outside, the Mazda3 demonstrates a powerful stance, dynamic flowing lines and general beauty of the ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design theme. With unconventional SKYACTIV Technology line-up of ultra-efficient, lightweight engines and transmissions on a proven body and chassis system, the Mazda3 offers a level of performance and driving dynamics mirrored by its looks.
The Mazda3 is built to the highest standard of performance and reliability and backed by a 3-year unlimited kilometre factory warranty to provide complete peace of mind motoring. Also included are the 3-year roadside assistance, a 3-year service plan and a 5-year Corrosion Warranty.
*SKYACTIV is the umbrella term for Mazda’s range of next-generation technologies-including petrol 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.