Mazda South Africa has said it will run out the existing local stock of the Mazda 3 Sedan, and that it will not bring in more units after the current supply has been depleted.
“From the available industry sales numbers, it is clear that South Africans, in line with global trends, prefer compact crossovers and SUVs above the sedans,” said Mazda South Africa.
The company said it has expanded its crossover and SUV models in anticipation of the current trends, and it will continue to increase the available options of these body styles in the future.
The Mazda 3 Hatch will remain part of the company’s line-up, however.
Mazda 3 Sedan specifications
The Mazda 3 Sedan is available in four specifications, with two engine sizes across the range.
In its entry-level Active guise, the sedan offers black cloth seats, automatic LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers, manual air conditioning, a multifunction steering wheel, keyless entry and start, and a heads-up display.
It also gets an 8.8-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, along with an eight-speaker sound system.
The Mazda 3 Sedan range is then powered by either a 1.5-litre or 2.0-litre petrol engine, paired with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
The smaller motor generates 88kW and 154Nm and achieves a combined fuel consumption of 5.9l/100km.
The larger motor puts out 121kW and 213Nm, and returns a combined fuel consumption of 6.2l/100km.
Mazda 3 Sedan pricing
The South African pricing for the Mazda 3 Sedan is as follows:
- Mazda 3 Sedan Active – R377,200
- Mazda 3 Sedan Dynamic – R392,100
- Mazda 3 Sedan Dynamic Auto – R405,500
- Mazda 3 Sedan Individual – R441,700
- Mazda 3 Sedan Individual Auto – R455,100
- Mazda 3 Sedan Astina – R496,200
Each purchase includes a 3-year/100,000km warranty, service plan, and roadside assistance.