2019 Mazda 3 (Gen 4)

c3n0byt3

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Unfortunately the engines still let it down, previously you had the option of getting the 2.0l in the mid spec models
^This. Very strange and to be honest a deal breaker.
Price of the Astina puts it well above the Elantra Sport.
And with the Elantra you're getting a 1.6T with DCT and 7yr warranty.
 

Sumen

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Looks like the Individual model is the sweet spot, the Astina model is actually the "Safety" model
 

reactor_sa

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Strange the Mazda 3 in South Africa gets 1.5 and 2.0L engines, in Oz it's 2.0 and 2.5L
 

Nangi

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New starting price is more than the previous 2.0 individual price. i.e. almost 100k more!

Hevhanna
 

Sumen

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New starting price is more than the previous 2.0 individual price. i.e. almost 100k more!

Hevhanna
Mazda is positioning it as a Premium vehicle, from reviews you can see this compared to the previous gen there's more attention to detail (just look at the switchgears) as well as more soft touch plastics.
 

FiestaST

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Mazda3 (2019) Specs & Price

Mazda3 Trim Levels

Active

• 6-speed manual transmission
• 8 Speaker sound system
• i-Stop
• Headlamps - Auto on/off
• LED Headlamps
• Headlamp Levelling
• 16-inch silver metallic alloy wheels
• Front rain-sensing wipers
• Airbags SRS: Driver, Passenger, Knee, Side & Curtain
• Smart keyless push-button engine start
• Auto Hold
• Auto door lock
• Air-conditioning (Manual)
• MZD Connect System: 8.8-Inch Display Screen, Commander Dial, Apple Carplay & Android Auto, USB connectivity ports - 2 Ports, Bluetooth hands-free system
• Multi-function steering wheel with controls
• Tilt & telescopic adjustable steering wheel
• Driver height adjustable seat
• Seat trim - Black Cloth
• Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
• Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
• Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
• Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
• Head-Up Display (HUD)
• Electronic Parking Brake (EPB)
• Hill Launch Assist (HLA)

Dynamic

• Cruise control
• Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
• Leather-wrapped steering wheel
• Leather-wrapped gear shift knob
• Rear centre seat armrest with cup holders
• Rear parking sensors

Individual

• Smart advanced keyless entry
• Auto fold mirrors
• Dual-zone climate control Air-conditioning
• Frameless Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
• 7-inch TFT LCD Digital Meter
• Standard black leather seat trim
• Optional burgundy red leather seat trim (Hatch only)
• 10-Way power-adjustable driver seat
• Lumbar support power-adjustable driver seat
• 12 Speaker BOSE sound system with subwoofer
• 18-inch alloy wheels
• 18-inch grey metallic alloy wheels (Hatch only)

Astina

• i-Stop
• Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
•Rear Combination Lamps (RCL)
•Adaptive LED Headlamps
•G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus)
•Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
•Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
•Parking sensors - Rear
•Reverse Camera
•Integrated Navigation
•Rear air vents
•Auto paddle transmission switches
•Sunroof - Power slide & tilt glass
•18-inch alloy wheels
•18-inch black metallic alloy wheels (Hatch Only)


Mazda3 Price in South Africa (July 2019)

The 7th generation Mazda3 range comes standard with a 3-year unlimited kilometre service plan. There's also a 3-year factory warranty, 3-year roadside assistance and a 5-year corrosion warranty are also included.

Mazda3 1.5L Active Manual Hatch R359900

Mazda3 1.5L Active Manual Sedan R357 000

Mazda3 1.5L Dynamic Manual Hatch R374 200

Mazda3 1.5L Dynamic Manual Sedan R371 300

Mazda3 1.5L Dynamic Auto Hatch R387 000

Mazda3 1.5L Dynamic Auto Sedan R384 100

Mazda3 1.5L Individual Manual Hatch R421 900

Mazda3 1.5L Individual Manual Sedan R418 800

Mazda3 1.5L Individual Automatic Hatch R434 700

Mazda3 1.5L Individual Automatic Sedan R431 600

Mazda3 2.0L Astina Auto Hatch R474 000

Mazda3 2.0L Astina Auto Sedan R470 800

https://www.cars.co.za/motoring_news/mazda3-2019-specs-price/47068/
 

Gtx Gaming

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I feel the following should be on the lower trim levels also:
• Smart advanced keyless entry
• Auto fold mirrors
• Dual-zone climate control Air-conditioning

As 420k is quite a lot of money to spent just to get this.
 

FiestaST

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Mazda3 (2019) Launch Review

The new, 7th-generation Mazda3 has made landfall in South Africa and we attended the Japanese compact hatchback and sedan range's launch in Johannesburg to find out if this stylish newcomer has been worth the wait…

Just look at it! The handsomely styled new Mazda3 is here at last and it’s come to steal sales from rivals such as the Volkswagen Golf, Renault Megane, Opel Astra and even the Audi A3, to name but a few. The 3 is an important product for Mazda – it accounts for roughly 30% of the Hiroshima-based firm's annual sales volume and this new model will, therefore, look to continue (and expand on) this success.

Final thoughts

The Mazda3 is a looker! However, we found its engine performance incongruent with the sporty persona it exudes. It's a conservative offering in terms of its cut-and-thrust performance, but potential buyers can find comfort in knowing that these naturally-aspirated engines are probably more likely to deliver fuel consumption figures in the ballpark of their manufacturer's estimates than their turbocharged rivals, at least in our experience.

Despite not being particularly exhilarating to drive, the new Mazda3’s higher level of overall refinement is a major highlight. Its ride/handling balance is commendable and the newcomer's interior is markedly improved over that of the outgoing model. It just feels like a more premium product.

Is the new Mazda3 better than its predecessor? Yes, by a large margin. Mazda’s intention for this new model was to elevate it into a more upmarket realm. Of course, its higher pricing reflects this, but for the most part, it can justify it. It’s certainly a quality product and it should be well received by the market at large, but it’s perhaps too under-gunned to get a rise from a buyer in need of a more potent dose of grunt.

Although the Mazda3's 3-year/unlimited km warranty and service plan are middling, it represents a sensible buy, especially over the longer term.

We will have the new Mazda3 on test soon so look out for a thorough evaluation coming your way in the near future.

Mazda3 - Price in SA

Hatchback

Mazda3 1.5L Active Manual - R359 900

Mazda3 1.5L Dynamic Manual - R374 200

Mazda3 1.5L Dynamic Automatic - R387 000

Mazda3 1.5L Individual Manual - R421 900

Mazda3 1.5L Individual Automatic - R434 700

Mazda3 2.0L Astina Automatic - R474 000

Sedan

Mazda3 1.5L Active Manual - R357 000

Mazda3 1.5L Dynamic Manual - R371 300

Mazda3 1.5L Dynamic Automatic - R384 100

Mazda3 1.5L Individual Manual - R418 800

Mazda3 1.5L Individual Automatic - R431 600

Mazda3 2.0L Astina Automatic - R470 800

The Mazda3 is sold with a 3-year/unlimited km warranty, 3-year/unlimited km service plan, 5-year corrosion warranty and 3 years' roadside assistance.

https://www.cars.co.za/motoring_news/mazda3-2019-launch-review/47064/
 

FiestaST

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DRIVEN: Mazda3 Hatch 2,0 Astina AT

Life’s not easy for C-segment hatchbacks at the moment. South African buyers – just like the majority of their global counterparts – continue to turn to the all-conquering crossover in droves, leaving most traditional family hatches floundering near the foot of the monthly sales lists.

Indeed, in this segment in the first half of 2019, only the outgoing Volkswagen Golf enjoyed some semblance of local sales success, returning a monthly average of 341 units (with a healthy chunk wearing GTI and R badges, of course).

So, after a few months of depressed local sales thanks to the previous model’s run-out period, can the new Mazda3 wade back towards the top of a segment under strain? Well, this latest model feels rather well equipped to fight off the ever-increasing crossover threat and – despite an increase in pricing that puts it uncomfortably close to the larger CX-5 – is likely to continue delivering solid monthly sales performances, with the hatch in particular playing second fiddle only to VW’s Golf.

Still, it’s interesting to note Mazda Southern Africa itself is forecasting lower volumes for the Mazda3 nameplate in the light of segment stagnation, even if this sales drop-off is expected to be offset by the arrival of the CX-30. Nope, it’s not easy being a C-segment hatch ... even a really good one.

FAST FACTS
Model: Mazda3 Hatch 2,0 Astina AT
Price: R474 000
Engine: 2,0-litre, four-cylinder (naturally aspirated)
Power: 121 kW at 6 000 r/min
Torque: 213 N.m at 4 000 r/min
0-100 km/h: N/A
Top Speed: N/A
Fuel Consumption: 6,3 L/100 km
CO2: 146 g/km
Transmission: 6-speed auto
Maintenance Plan: Three-year/unlimited km service plan

https://www.carmag.co.za/car-reviews/driving-impressions/driven-mazda3-hatch-20-astina-at/
 

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So what's the difference between this new engine and the last. Power figures look the same.
 

thechamp

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So what's the difference between this new engine and the last. Power figures look the same.
By the last you mean the one in the Mazda 2? Because there was no 1.5 in the Mazda 3 range. Power figures are slightly different from the Mazda 2.
 
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