This figure has helped Mazda achieve another great milestone with February seeing the brand bring about combined sales of 400,000 units of the Mazda 323 and Mazda3 models since first going on sale in 1978 (238,722 and 161,310 for 323 and Mazda3 respectively).
"This 400,000 milestone is a remarkable achievement which speaks to Mazda's long-term commitment to deliver good value, fun-to drive small cars," said Mazda Australia's Managing Director, Doug Dickson. "For the Mazda3 to be selling so well just two months out from the new-generation Mazda3 launch is outstanding and we couldn't be happier. What a fitting way to say farewell to a car that, since its arrival five years ago, has been a firm favourite with Australian consumers.
"The new-generation Mazda3 is even sportier, more spirited and more refined. It'll have Dynamic Stability Control on all models, and luxury features like satellite navigation standard on half of the range. It's this mix of value and offering new car buyers the benchmark value for money they expect of a Mazda."