Mazda3 Hatchback

All-New Mazda3 Hatchback


Now created around our eye-catching ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design language, the Mazda3 Hatchback is built to raise expectations from first sight. Fully redesigned and evolved in every way, it marks a huge step forward for the hatchback class. Now offering our full range of advanced SKYACTIV Technology,on the 2.0L the Mazda3 hatchback defies convention by delivering a no compromise combination of exhilarating driving experience and handling while still achieving leading fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures. The ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design inspired Mazda3 is also available in a 1.6L engine.

From R264,000 (incl. VAT)


Because it’s a car designed with our ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design theme, the body styling expresses dynamic motion in every detail – from the frame up. The sculpted forms of the all-new Mazda3 Hatchback create an impression of powerful, forward movement. The strong, wide stance gives a clue to the exciting driving performance and manoeuvrability. And with its KODO design, this car exterior conveys an energetic tension and a sense of rhythmic motion that appeal to drivers from first glance.


Step inside and realise how unusually spacious this car interior is among hatchbacks. Settle into the sport style seats and appreciate the attention to detail of this driving environment. The luxurious feel of the soft fabrics. The premium look of the satin chrome and tactile finishes. For an even greater sense of luxury, leather seats are available on the top of the range model.



The driving environment is designed to surround the driver, adding to the unity you feel with the car. The more open passenger’s side blends with the driver’s side to encourage a shared driving experience.


By incorporating the audio and navigation (Optional Extra) display on top of the instrument panel, we’ve kept the dashboard low to emphasise the spacious driving environment and encourage a relaxing drive.


The sporty and eye-catching graphics of the meticulously crafted driving display help you to enjoy your drive in safety. The speedometer directly aligns with the driver’s line of sight.


The Active Driving Display is another of our pioneering new features that combines a striking aesthetic with a valuable functional purpose. This clear panel – positioned vertically in the perfect line of sight for the driver – displays key driving information including speed, navigation guidance and a variety of active safety alerts. As you start your engine, the Active Driving Display rises into its vertical position. And as you start driving, you’ll see the safety and comfort benefits of seeing your key information projected as a virtual image – without having to avert your eyes from the road.


Your crucial safety and driving information is projected as a virtual image – where and when you need it.


Linking up with your mobile connectivity system, the large 7” touchscreen enables you to easily control and view your navigation (Optional Extra) and infotainment menus.

Your multimedia commander^ sits between the front seats, giving you safe and easy control of your audio, internet and phone functions.

The mobile connectivity system connects to your smartphone, playing through your car stereo and displaying on the 7” touchscreen^.

Advanced in-car mobile connectivity, offered for the first time with a Mazda, enables you to enjoy a range of online services via your smartphone. Access a wide range of internet radio stations from around the world, and safely stay in touch with texts, Facebook and Twitter while on the move. Features like the large 7” LCD colour touchscreen set in a satin-chrome case, and your multimedia commander unit positioned conveniently between the front seats, are designed to be easier to use than conventional multimedia controls. With mobile connectivity like this, from the luxurious comfort of your driving environment, you’re free to enjoy an entertaining and safe driving experience.


The all-new Mazda3 Hatchback gives a driving experience that exceeds even the expectations this sporty design creates. Our cars are known for providing an exhilarating and dynamic driving performance. That’s because we put fun driving first. It’s just one of the many ways that we defy convention. This unconventional approach to designing and building cars continues here, with a car that’s inspired by the Japanese notion of Jinba Ittai – ‘horse and rider as one’. This creates a special bond between car and driver that contributes to giving this sport hatchback such an exhilarating driving experience, with exciting and responsive road handling.

SKYACTIV-Body Structure


This SKYACTIV-Body structure is both lighter and stronger, improving the car’s dynamic driving performance and giving you a safer driving experience.   The new SKYACTIV-Body structure enhances the car’s driving performance and gives you a better driving experience. How does it do this? We’ve used ultra-high tensile steel reinforcements to improve the rigidity of the body structure by around 30%. So as well as being stronger, the lighter body shell in our new generation cars reduces the car’s overall weight. The combination of the increased rigidity and lighter weight makes the road handling far more responsive and the car more agile to drive. This improves the driving dynamics and gives you a more enjoyable driving experience.

SKYACTIV engine and transmission


Our SKYACTIV-G engine – Performance and economy combined. The newly developed petrol SKYACTIV-G is a light and compact petrol engine that provides significantly better fuel efficiency than previous engines. You can choose a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission with the petrol SKYACTIV-G Hatchback.The SKYACTIV-G engine is available with a 6 speed manual transmission.


The all-new Mazda3 contains an array of intelligent safety features that are designed to help you relax and enjoy the drive. The active and passive safety systems warn you of impending dangers, mitigating damages, delivering a peaceful journey. All safety technology in the all-new Mazda3 has been designed to provide generous levels of security and protection, without reducing or taking away the enjoyment of driving. We create class-leading car safety features like multiple airbags (front, side and curtain), Dynamic Stability Control, Anti-lock Brakes, Traction Control and Emergency Brake-force Distribution which are all standard on the all-new Mazda3. There is also an Emergency Stop Signalling System that switches on your hazard lights if you suddenly brake hard. (Then it turns them off again afterwards.) So all these active and passive car safety features mean you can relax and enjoy your drive without worrying about the safety of your passengers.



Mazda3 Original 5Dr from R264,000

  • 1.6 Petrol (77kW and 144Nm)
  • Power Windows
  • Air-conditioning
  • Instrument panel light dimmer
  • Cloth trim
  • Trip computer
  • One touch window for driver
  • Audio controls on steering wheel
  • Radio / CD / AUX / USB
  • 4 speakers
  • Seat-belt warning – driver
  • 3-pt seatbelts for all seats
  • ISOFix
  • Rear folding seats (60:40) *Hatch only
  • R16 Steel wheels
  • 6 airbagsABS / EBD / EBA
  • Remote central locking
  • Keyless start
  • Tilt & telescopic steering adjustment

Mazda3 1.6 Active 5Dr from R 277,200

  • Front fog lamps
  • Bluetooth Hands Free
  • Map reading spot lamps
  • 6 speakers
  • Overhead sunglass storage
  • R16 Alloys
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • 7-inch display MZD connect system

Mazda3 1.6L Dynamic MT 5Dr from R290,500 Mazda3 1.6L Dynamic Auto 5Dr from R302,200

  • Auto on/off headlamps
  • Leather handbrake handle
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Power fold mirrors
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Rear Spoiler (Sedan)
  • Auto dimming rear-view mirror
  • Leather gearshift selector
  • Leather seats
Mazda3 2.0 Individual 5Dr MT from R338,500
Mazda3 Auto 2.0L Individual 5Dr from R350,700
  • 121kW and 210Nm
  • Advanced keyless entry
  • Dynamic Stability Control
  • Hill Launch Assist
  • Power sliding and tilt glass sunroof
Mazda3 2.0L Astina 5Dr MT from R385,900
Mazda3 2.0L Astina Plus 5Dr MT from R415,900
  • Reverse Camera
  • Integrated navigation
  • Active Driving Display
  • Power lumber support – Driver
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Cruise control
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • 8-way power adjusting seat – Driver
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Analog Tachometer
  • Parking sensors – rear
  • R18 Alloys


Front Airdam Skirt

Front Airdam Skirt

Side Under Skirt

Side Under Skirt

Rear Under Skirt

Rear Under Skirt

EU (GER), 5HB, MPS, LHD, 2.3L-DISIT, 6MT, Velocity Red MC, Black and Red Two Tone Half Leather

Rear Roof Spoiler

Door Mirror Caps

Door Mirror Caps

Fog Lamp

Fog Lamps

Mud Flaps

Mud Flaps

Rear Bumper Step Plate

Rear Bumper Step Plate

Alloy Wheels 16"

Alloy Wheels 16″

Alloy Wheels 18"

Alloy Wheels 18″

Alloy Acceleration Pedal (MT)

Alloy Acceleration Pedal (MT)

Alloy Acceleration Pedal (AT)

Alloy Acceleration Pedal (AT)

Scuff Plates

Scuff Plates

Luggage Room

Luggage Room

Ash Cup

Ash Cup

All care is taken to ensure the accuracy of these accessories at the time of publication. Images shown are for illustrative purposes only and do not come standard with the Mazda2 vehicle. For all the latest information contact Novel Motor Company.


The all-new Mazda3 combines an exhilarating driving experience and exceptional fuel economy (from 4.1l/100km), with low CO2 emissions from just 107 g/km1. This impressive environmental performance is achieved with technology such as i-stop and our advanced SKYACTIV Technology. Another contributor to the impressive fuel efficiency is the car’s leading aerodynamic performance.



Inspired by cyclists, our i-stop system positions the pistons perfectly to quickly restart the engine. i-stop improves your car’s environmental performance by switching off your engine when you’re idling in traffic. You’ll hardly notice this happen because i-stop restarts your engine more quickly and smoothly than most stop-start systems. So your engine’s ready to go as soon as you want it. i-stop is available with both our automatic and manual transmissions. The winner of several technology awards, this is the world’s only start-stop system that uses combustion energy to restart. Just one more way that we defy convention.

The material on this web site is provided for information and awareness purposes only. Models shown may not be to Southern Africa specification. Colours and some exterior and/or interior elements may differ on screen from the actual model. All prices are in Rand and are Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) including VAT.
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