Mark Jones
Road Test Editor
2 minute read
9 Jan 2021
8:12 am

What a pity this Mazda is off limits to South Africa

Mark Jones

Special Edition version based on the carmaker's first passenger car from 1960.

A real special edition

Right at the end of last year I got to drive the Mazda3 100th Anniversary Special Edition hatch. It's a good looking, all-round competent car, that you simply can't buy in South Africa. Allow me to explain further. The Mazda Motor Corporation celebrated their 100th Anniversary last year and produced a Special Edition series on the full Mazda range. But for what I can only guess are reasons of simple scales of economy and demand, these models were not made available for public purchase locally. Now let me tell what you missed out on with this white and burgundy two-tone...