An exhilarating 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 advancedSKYACTIV 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.




KODO car design creates sporty body styling

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.

The signature Mazda face now incorporated into the all-new Mazda3 Hatchback features the winged grille, adding to the sporty, dynamic presence of this car design. With a focus on surface texture as well as form, the metallic tautness of the body styling gives rich, smooth reflections. And the KODO design creates contours that express motion and rhythm. The shark fin antenna is another example of the premium level of craftsmanship, while the rear spoiler adds to the sporty impression this car design creates. Upgrade to a larger spoiler It’s a car designed to produce an emotional response from first glance. Character lines flow along the body, inspired by the powerful, smooth movement of nature.


Details make the difference


Mazda alloy wheels

The strength and motion of the 18” alloy wheels (Astina) emphasizes the sporty power of the car’s body styling.

These 18” twisted-spoke Mazda alloy wheels (Astina) add a sense of movement that complements the dynamic KODO design.

We offer a range of 16” steel wheels with full caps (Original), and 16” (Dynamic & Individual) and 18” (Astina) Mazda alloy wheels, to add to the sense of speed and stability that this car design creates. With some of the lightest structures in the class, and a design that suppresses road noise and heightens handling stability, our Mazda alloy wheels provide an outstanding combination of style and performance. These are wheels that reflect the car’s blend of strength and responsiveness.



A finely crafted car interior includes mobile connectivity

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 three-spoke steering wheel of our new-generation cars is available in black leather with sporty red stitching (From Dynamic model).


MZD Connect

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

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.


Active Driving Display

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.




Exhilarating driving experience, dynamic driving performance

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

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


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.







Mazda3 Original 4Dr/5Dr from R232,900

  • 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 4Dr/5Dr from R 242,900

  • 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 4Dr/5Dr from R253,100
Mazda3 1.6L Dynamic Auto 4Dr/5Dr from R263,600

  • 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 4Dr/5Dr MT from R293,600                                                     
Mazda3 Auto 2.0L Individual 4Dr/5Dr from R304,100

  • 121kW and 210Nm
  • Advanced keyless entry
  • Dynamic Stability Control
  • Hill Launch Assist
  • Power sliding and tilt glass sunroof


Mazda3 2.0L Astina4Dr/5Dr MT from R330,800

  • 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