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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 29% of Mazda sales volume with an average sales volume of 320 units a month. In a very competitive Medium SUV segment, the Mazda CX-5 has a very impressive 11% market share. Furthermore, the Mazda CX-5 was South Africa’s 2017 top selling red passenger vehicle according to Lightstone Auto Stats.

With design focused on ‘New dimensions of driving pleasure’, the CX-5 offers driving pleasure with every aspect refined not only to the drivers but passengers as well. Its coherent human-centered philosophy base takes every element to a class above. The simplicity and honed beauty that comes when you strip away every unnecessary element is an aesthetic that has been handed down from [...]


The Mazda VISION COUPE has won “Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year” at the 33rd Festival Automobile International. Ikuo Maeda, Mazda’s global design director, accepted the prize together with his team of designers, at a ceremony that was held in Paris on the 31st of January 2018.

The jury included automobile and motor sport experts as well as renowned architects and fashion designers. They chose the VISION COUPE, which was unveiled in October in Tokyo, over nine other models nominated for the coveted honour this year. Mazda captured the same award two years ago for its stunning RX-VISION concept.

As the name suggests, the VISION COUPE, like the RX-VISION, embodies Mazda’s next-generation design vision. The proportions of the flowing four-door, with the cabin positioned toward the rear, are characteristic of a classic coupé [...]


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’s latest new-generation model, the CX-8 will serve as the flagship of the brand’s SUV lineup. It’s a new kind of crossover SUV for people who both appreciate quality and need to seat more than five. It has the looks, performance and high-end feel customers expect from a Mazda, yet even adults can sit comfortably in the third row. Mazda designers worked to add a new dimension of maturity to the KODO-Soul of Motion design theme for an enduring edgy look that will continue to excite customers for many years to come. As the flagship SUV in the market, the focus [...]

p1j13554lToday Mazda Southern Africa introduces the much anticipated Mazda MX-5 RF (Retractable Fastback) through a unique digital retail launch. The launch is hosted on a Mazda Launch micro site –, where limited launch RF units are made available directly to the public, giving them the opportunity to secure their own.

The Mazda MX-5 RF is based on the fourth-generation MX-5 Roadster Coupe, which has won more than 280 automotive awards around the world and became the first model to win both World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year in 2016. It is dedicated to the past, present and future of the world’s all-time best selling roadster.

While remaining true to its desire to make the pleasures of a convertible more accessible with the Roadster Power Retractable Hardtop, Mazda took the car one step further, adding an innovative design and a retractable [...]


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 the automotive sector. He will assume the Managing Director position 1st April 2017.

Craig will be taking over from David Hughes who came from Australia in 2013 with a clear mandate; set-up Mazda Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd as a stand-alone entity and establish a new dealer footprint. Within a year of his arrival, a new Midrand based MSA head office was built and a full sales and service dealer network of 52 was identified to cover South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland. On the 1st of October 2014, MSA started operating independently as a New National Sales and Service Company with a lean headcount. Under David’s [...]

cx3_cut024_ger_high_0920Continuing the rollout of Mazda’s SKYACTIV Technology; Mazda has introduced SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS. This is a series of new-generation vehicle motion control technologies that provide integrated control of the engine, transmission, chassis and body to enhance the vehicle’s Jinba-Ittai; a sense of connectedness between car and driver that distinguishes Mazda vehicles.

The G-Vectoring Control (GVC) is the first innovation from this series and it will now be introduced in the 2017 model year Mazda CX-3. It engages by finely controlling engine torque that is based on the steering and acceleration of the driver, resulting in improved handling for the driver and ride quality for the passengers around corners. G-Vectoring Control will be introduced to future new-generation models.

In addition to the carried over model line-up, the 2017 CX-3 model range sees an addition of the Mazda CX-3 2.0L Individual Plus derivative. This new derivative comes with advanced safety [...]


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 and is expected to launch in Southern Africa mid-2017.

The slogan for development of the Next-Gen Mazda CX-5 is “an SUV all customers will enjoy,” and Mazda aims to add a new dimension by offering driving pleasure that everyone on board can enjoy – not just the driver. The model is engineered in line with human sensibilities to deliver responsive performance that conforms to the driver’s expectations.

It also prioritises passenger comfort, with a quiet cabin and pleasant ride feel, and adopts G-Vectoring Control, the first of [...]

Mazda has retained the vehicle sales momentum built over the preceding months with a NAAMSA reported sales total of 949 units at the end of July 2016. It was also a record month for the volume selling Mazda CX-5 which sold 387 units in a single month. The CX-5 also achieved the highest dealer sales in the medium SUV segment with 381 dealer sales recorded for July 2016.

Mazda has grown January to July sales volumes by 64% with 2016 Year to Date sales totaling 7 261 units versus 4 694 units sold during the same period in 2015. This sales growth comes at a time where the South African vehicle market is down by 17%, the passenger car segment down by 20% and the total vehicle market down by 11% Year on Year compared to July 2015.

Mazda continues to achieve over 2.0% Market Share with July Market [...]

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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 goal of making open-top driving more accessible, Mazda has broken the bounds of conventional thinking to create something entirely new.

The MX-5 RF features fastback styling with a smooth roofline that slopes down to the rear end, and its unique rear roof and retractable back window offer a new open-air feeling. The power roof can be opened or closed at speeds of up to 10 km/h with the press of a button, and the roof is stowed compactly and efficiently in a limited [...]


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 independent set of awards specifically aimed at naming the best new cars on the market in the United Kingdom, the UK Car of the Year awards are judged by 27 of Britain’s leading automotive journalists with road tests carried out on British roads.

Taking the overall Car of the Year title, the all-new Mazda MX-5 has added to its impressive awards tally, which includes ten new honours in 2016 alone. It won the Imported Convertible category of German magazine Auto, Motor & Sport’s ‘Best Cars 2016’ reader’s choice awards, and was voted ‘Best Cabrio of the Year’ by Portuguese [...]

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