Mazda Southern Africa

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    Mazda SA was named recipient of two prestigious awards at the 3rd Annual Gumtree Pre-Owned Vehicle Awards event on the 29th October at a gala event in Johannesburg.
    The Mazda CX-3 2.0L Individual derivative won in the extremely competitive ‘Cross-over under R315K’ category for the second consecutive year. The model also proudly took the much sought after People’s Choice Award,...

    Mazda SA was named recipient of two prestigious awards at the 3rd Annual Gumtree Pre-Owned Vehicle Awards event on the 29th October at a gala event in Johannesburg.

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    Mazda Motor Corporation unveiled its first mass-production electric vehicle (EV), named Mazda MX-30, at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.
    A new addition to Mazda's car lineup, the MX-30 is the automaker's third new-generation model. Aiming to offer an experience that lets customers relax and be themselves and deepens the bond between car and owner, the model offers a creative time...

    Mazda Motor Corporation unveiled its first mass-production electric vehicle (EV), named Mazda MX-30, at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.

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    1st of October 2014, Mazda Southern Arica Pty Ltd officially opened its doors for business as a Mazda Motor Corporation National Sales Company responsible for the Mazda Brand in Southern Africa. Today, the company celebrates its 5th Birthday.
    The anniversary offers an opportunity to reflect on the major milestones of the business.
    These include growing sales volumes by nearly...

    1st of October 2014, Mazda Southern Arica Pty Ltd officially opened its doors for business as a Mazda Motor Corporation National Sales Company responsible for the Mazda Brand in Southern Africa. Today, the company celebrates its 5th Birthday.

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    Mazda Southern Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Grey Advertising Africa effective 01 November 2019.
    Grey will be responsible for all of Mazda’s above the line and below the line creative work. The agency will play an integral part in the brand’s journey to solidifying its position in the alternative premium space.
    Grey will draw from a pool of expertise...

    Mazda Southern Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Grey Advertising Africa effective 01 November 2019.

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    Mazda3 is part of a long line of groundbreaking Mazda vehicles that have helped make it the best-selling Mazda in the world. Available in over 120 countries around the world, the Mazda3 has sold over 6 million units since its debut in 2003 and accounts for more than 30% of the company’s annual sales volume.
    The 7th generation Mazda3 sets a new milestone as the first production...

    Mazda3 is part of a long line of groundbreaking Mazda vehicles that have helped make it the best-selling Mazda in the world.

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    Mazda retained its position as the fourth highest ranked South African motor brand in overall dealer satisfaction. The company was awarded a third consecutive Gold for achieving a benchmark score of 82% in the Passenger and Light Commercial Vehicle Category.
    Mazda SA’s NADA DSI scores increased by 2.1% from 2018 and by over 16% from when the company started operating...

    Mazda retained its position as the fourth highest ranked South African motor brand in overall dealer satisfaction. The company was awarded a third consecutive Gold for achieving a benchmark score of 82% in the Passenger and Light Commercial Vehicle Category.

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    The Next-Generation Mazda3 has been awarded the maximum five-star rating by Euro NCAP in its latest series of tests. Soon to be launched in South Africa, the 2019 Mazda3 follows the Mazda6 as the second Mazda to achieve an overall five-star rating under the new, more stringent 2018 Euro NCAP crashworthiness ratings.
    The Next-Generation 2019 Mazda3 performed impressively in all...

    The Next-Generation Mazda3 has been awarded the maximum five-star rating by Euro NCAP in its latest series of tests. Soon to be launched in South Africa, the 2019 Mazda3 follows the Mazda6 as the second Mazda to achieve an overall five-star rating under the new, more stringent 2018 Euro NCAP crashworthiness ratings.

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    The all-new Mazda3 has captured the “Red Dot: Best of the Best” prize at the 2019 Red Dot product design awards. Southern Africa launch timing is set for the third quarter of 2019.
    The competition’s highest accolade is awarded to products whose designs are considered genuinely ground-breaking and visionary. The new-generation compact joins the growing list of award-winning...

    The all-new Mazda3 has captured the “Red Dot: Best of the Best” prize at the 2019 Red Dot product design awards. Southern Africa launch timing is set for the third quarter of 2019.

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    Mazda Motor Corporation made the world premiere of the second model in its new-generation lineup, the Mazda CX-30 compact crossover SUV. As a new core model that sits between the CX-3 and CX-5 models, the new CX-30 will launch to the Southern Africa market in the first quarter of 2020. The Mazda CX-3 and CX-5 will remain part of Mazda SA’s current lineup.
    The CX-30 is a new...

    Mazda Motor Corporation made the world premiere of the second model in its new-generation lineup, the Mazda CX-30 compact crossover SUV.

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    The latest Mazda CX-5 has received interior and exterior specification updates applicable across the entire model line-up, with the most significant being the Android AutoTM and Apple CarplayTM feature now standard on all derivatives.
    Interior design updates include a new air-conditioner panel pattern, chrome accents introduced to door mirror and window dials as well as...

    The latest Mazda CX-5 has received interior and exterior specification updates applicable across the entire model line-up, with the most significant being the Android AutoTM and Apple CarplayTM feature now standard on all derivatives.

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    Mazda Motor Corporation announced that a new Mazda compact SUV will make its world debut at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show.
    The second model in the company's new-generation line-up features a more mature KODO design language and Mazda’s new-generation SKYACTIV-Vehicle Architecture. The powertrain lineup showcases the latest SKYACTIV engines, including the company's...

    Mazda Motor Corporation announced that a new Mazda compact SUV will make its world debut at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show.

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    New to Mazda Southern Africa, Ms. Claudia Walters joins as the company’s Head of Marketing and Communications while Ms. Bonite Van Der Merwe takes up the role of Head of Finance & Corporate Affairs.
    Claudia brings a wealth of Marketing and Communications experience gained from more than 18-years in the automotive industry. Claudia’s background focuses extensively on areas...

    New to Mazda Southern Africa, Ms. Claudia Walters joins as the company’s Head of Marketing and Communications while Ms. Bonite Van Der Merwe takes up the role of Head of Finance & Corporate Affairs.

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    Four years ago on 1 February 2015, Mazda Finance commenced operations as the official finance partner for Mazda Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. In the first year of operations, Mazda Finance used to receive an average of 230 applications per month. Today the business processes an average of 1400 applications per month and the business unit has 47% market share within the Mazda...

    Four years ago on 1 February 2015, Mazda Finance commenced operations as the official finance partner for Mazda Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd.

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    Today Mazda Southern Africa announced the launch of Apple Carplay (TM) and Android Auto (TM). The accessory kit can be retrofitted to any Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-5 model with a factory fitted MZD Connect System.
    Compatible with Apple and Android Operating System handset devices, the retrofit accessory kit will be available from Mazda SA dealerships from 1...

    Today Mazda Southern Africa announced the launch of Apple Carplay (TM) and Android Auto (TM). The accessory kit can be retrofitted to any Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-5 model with a factory fitted MZD Connect System.

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    To be applied across the lineup starting from the all-new Mazda3, which the Southern Africa market can expect in the second half of 2019.

    Mazda Motor Corporation, working separately with Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation and JFE Steel Corporation, has developed the world's first cold-stamped vehicle body parts made from 1 310 MPa-class high-strength steel. The...

    Mazda Motor Corporation, working separately with Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation and JFE Steel Corporation, has developed the world's first cold-stamped vehicle body parts made from 1 310 MPa-class high-strength steel.

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    Mazda Motor Corporation announced that it will showcase the world premiere of the Mazda MX-5 Roadster 30th Anniversary Edition at the Chicago Auto Show, open to the public February 9th to 18th 2019. Press days being the 7th and 8th February.
    The iconic model made its debut at the Chicago Motor Show in 1989 and celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. As the most popular...

    Mazda Motor Corporation announced that it will showcase the world premiere of the Mazda MX-5 Roadster 30th Anniversary Edition at the Chicago Auto Show, open to the public February 9th to 18th 2019. Press days being the 7th and 8th February.

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    The all-new Mazda3 makes its world premiere today at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. The fully redesigned model will be rolled out to global markets in early 2019. The Southern Africa market can expect the new model in the second half of 2019.
    The all-new Mazda3 adopts a matured Kodo design language that embodies the essence of Japanese aesthetics. While the overall design...

    Mazda Reveals All-New Mazda3

    The all-new Mazda3 makes its world premiere today at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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    Mazda Motor Corporation announced today that the all-new Mazda3 will make its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show, open to the public November 30th through to December 9th 2018. Press days are November 28 to 29.
    The all-new Mazda3 adopts a more mature interpretation of Kodo design that embodies the essence of Japanese aesthetics. Meanwhile, fundamental performance...

    Mazda Motor Corporation announced today that the all-new Mazda3 will make its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show, open to the public November 30th through to December 9th 2018.

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    Mazda takes double honours at the 2018 Gumtree Pre-Owned Vehicle Awards
    Mazda won two categories at the 2018 Gumtree Pre-Owned Vehicle Awards on Monday night, 08 October 2018. The industry filled gala event was at Marble in Rosebank, Johannesburg. The Mazda CX-3 2.0L Individual was category winner for ‘Cross-over under R325K’, dominating as the only category winner with...

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    Mazda Announces Electrification and Connectivity Strategies for Cars That Invigorate Mind and Body
    Mazda has announced Electrification and Connectivity strategies based on the company’s long-term vision for technology development, “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030”. This Mazda mission to preserve the beauty of the earth and enrich society and individual lives, seeks solutions in the...

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    Mazda’s Jinba-Ittai Experience - The story behind the Mazda brand philosophy
    Mazda constantly endeavors to create an emotional connection between the driver and the car with the aim to invigorate both body and spirit through the joy of driving. This connection is called Jinba-Ittai.
    Jinba-Ittai or “rider and horse as one body” is the Japanese term which describes the harmony...

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    Mazda, Saudi Aramco and AIST launch research project
    Mazda Motor Corporation announced the start of a joint research project with Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) aimed at making internal combustion engines more efficient and reducing carbon dioxide...

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    2018 National Automobile Dealers' Association Dealer Satisfaction Index reflects sturdy Mazda Dealer Partner Relationship
    For the second year in a row, Mazda Southern Africa’s collective efforts were recognized and rewarded when the company received a gold award at the NADA DSI Awards held at the home of WesBank in Fairland, Johannesburg. Mazda’s DSI scores increased by 3.8%...

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    Mazda SA launches the enhanced Mazda CX-3
    Mazda Southern Africa has begun accepting orders for the updated Mazda CX-3 at dealerships throughout Southern Africa. An ideal crossover; the CX-3 has received interior and exterior updates.
    Design improvements include front fog lamp bezel colour change to black, up-styled 18 inch alloy wheels and the Mazda grill refined to consist...

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    Mazda CX-3 2.0L Individual has the best value retention irrespective of category in the 2018 Gumtree pre-owned contest.
    The 2018 Gumtree Pre-Owned Vehicle contest finalists have been announced and at 91.34%, the Mazda CX-3 2.0L Individual dominates as the car model with the best value retention irrespective of category. This model is also the most prevalent in its class with a...

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    Mazda Celebrates 50 Million Vehicles Made in Japan
    Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that cumulative production in Japan reached 50 million units on May 15. The company held a commemorative ceremony at its Hofu Plant in Yamaguchi prefecture. Representative Director, President and CEO Masamichi Kogai, executive officers and union representatives attended. The 50...

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    Mazda CX-5 model line-up update

    The Mazda CX-5 line-up introduces 2.0L Individual front wheel drive (FWD) auto derivative
    2.5L petrol engine introduces all-wheel drive (AWD)

    Mazda SA has announced the introduction of the new Mazda CX-5 Individual 2.0L Front Wheel Derive Automatic derivative to the 2018 Mazda MCX-5 model line-up, bringing the total model range offering to...

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    Mazda’s Long-Term Vision for Technology Development, 'Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030'

    SKYACTIV-X, world's first commercial petrol engine to use compression ignition.
    Mazda’s technology development plan aims to harmonize driving pleasure with environmental and safety features.

    "Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030," is Mazda’s new long-term vision for technology development that looks...

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    Mazda reveals 2018 CX-3 at New York Auto Show
    Updated for the second time since its 2015 launch, the new CX-3 employs Mazda's human-centered design philosophy for a more mature, higher-quality look and feel in every area. Design updates enhance the refined beauty of the model's interior and exterior based on the keywords “exquisite” and “edgy.”
    Performance is enhanced with...

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    Mazda CX-5 makes top three finalist for 2018 World Car of the Year.
    08 March 2018 – The jury of 82 auto writers from around the globe selected the Mazda CX-5 as one of the top three candidates for 2018 World Car of the Year.
    Responsible for the World Car of the Year title, the jury members shortened their respective lists of finalists this week at the Geneva auto show.
    The...

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    Mazda VISION COUPE wins Concept Car of the Year at the Geneva Motor Show.

    Top automotive designers crown sleek Japanese aesthetic-inspired design vision model.
    Second design award for VISION COUPE, which points the way forward for Mazda vehicles.

    The Mazda VISION COUPE has won “Concept Car of the Year” at the 11th-annual Car Design Night Geneva held on 6 March during...

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    Airbag Recall Awareness Campaign
    To date it has been ascertained that an estimated 28 000 Mazda’s are affected in South Africa. These include Mazda2, Mazda6 and RX-8 vehicles produced between 2002 and 2014. Since the first recall announcement, MSA has sent out a press release, loaded information on our Mazda website and placed print ads in several national and regional...

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    Mazda CX-5 wins the 2017 Mazda SA COTY.
    MIDRAND, 12 February 2018 - Mazda Southern Africa is pleased to announce that the Mazda CX-5 has been voted the 2017 MSA Car of the year by MSA staff.
    A finalist in the 2018 World Car of the Year and MSA’s flagship SUV; the Mazda CX-5 accounts for 29% of Mazda sales volume with an average sales volume of 320 units a month. In a very...

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    Mazda VISION COUPE wins most beautiful concept award

    Japanese carmaker captures prestigious accolade for the second time in three years.
    Sleek four-door embodies KODO design evolution while paying homage to past.

    The Mazda VISION COUPE has won “Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year” at the 33rd Festival Automobile International. Ikuo Maeda, Mazda’s global design...

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    Mazda Financial Services celebrates its 3rd Birthday

    MFS reflects on 3 year growth since operations began.
    Mazda introduces Mazda Financial Services Comprehensive Insurance.

    Today marks three years since Mazda Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd announced the Retail Finance Partnership with WesBank. On the 1st February 2015, Mazda Financial Services commenced operations as the...

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    Mazda signs United Nations Global Compact

    Japanese carmaker underscores its ongoing commitment to creating a sustainable society.
    Joins drive to spread responsible business practices.

    Mazda Motor Corporation signed the United Nations Global Compact on the 31st of January 2018, thereby becoming a member of the Global Compact Network Japan.
    By joining the UN Global...

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    Mazda scoops two wins at the cars.co.za Consumer Awards.
    -       Mazda2 1.5 Individual wins Compact Hatch category
    -       CX-5 2.5 Individual wins Family Car category
    -       Mazda takes 3rd place for Brand of the Year
    Mazda Southern Africa was amongst the big winners at the third annual Cars.co.za Consumer Awards last night, 25 January 2018, where both Mazda2 and Mazda...

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    Mazda Southern Africa launches Mazda Foundation.
    MIDRAND, 01 December 2017 - Mazda Southern Africa is pleased to announce the launch of the Mazda Southern Africa Foundation Non Profit Company.
    The Mazda Foundation's aims and objectives include, but are not limited to, the provision of financial aid to funds, authorities and institutions which qualify for income tax...

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    Mazda reveals KAI CONCEPT and VISION COUPE
    Mazda Motor Corporation revealed two concepts today at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. The Mazda KAI CONCEPT, a compact hatchback that heralds a new generation of inspired vehicles from the award-winning Japanese carmaker, made its world premiere. It was the second appearance for the Mazda VISION COUPE, a design concept that debuted...

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    Mazda starts CX-5 production at its Hofu plant

    Carmaker responds to rising global demand for its award-winning crossover SUVs
    South Africa’s favourite Mazda represents one-quarter of the company’s sales worldwide

    Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that production of the all-new Mazda CX-5 compact SUV has begun at Hofu plant No. 2 in southern Japan. The company made...

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    Mazda Southern Africa’s 3rd Birthday Celebration.
    On October 1st 2014, Mazda Southern Africa started operating from its Midrand based head office as an independent national sales company. A full sales and service dealer network was put in place to operate in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland. In the short 3-years since operations began, Mazda has introduced several...

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    Mazda Announces Long-Term Vision for Technology Development, 'Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030’

    Introduces SKYACTIV-X, world’s first commercial petrol engine to use compression ignition

    Mazda Motor Corporation announced ‘Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030’, a new long-term vision for technology development that looks ahead to the year 2030. As part of the new technology to achieve this...

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    Mazda Reveals Exterior of New Mazda CX-8 Crossover SUVMazda Motor Corporation has revealed the exterior of its upcoming six to seven crossover SUV, Mazda CX-8. The company's first new-generation model to feature three rows of seating is scheduled to go on sale in Japan before the end of the year.Mazda's latest new-generation model, the CX-8 will serve as the flagship of the...

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    Mazda’s positive relationship with its Dealer Network highlighted by the National Automobile Dealers' Association Dealer Satisfaction Index
    Mazda Southern Africa was presented with a gold award at the NADA DSI Awards which were held at the home of Wesbank in Fairlands, Johannesburg. Achieving the highest scores in the most important focus areas of “How satisfied are you with...

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    Mazda Motor Corporation extends the Airbag Recall Campaign on certain Mazda2, Mazda6 and Mazda RX-8 vehicles
    Mazda has announced a formal global recall covering a wider manufacturing period in order to place the highest priority on the safety of Mazda customers. This recall follows investigative recalls by Mazda in Japan and North America for three different types of Takata...

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    50 years ago: Mazda launches rotary-powered Cosmo
    It was a pivotal moment in automobile history when, 50 years ago today, Mazda launched its rotary-powered Mazda Cosmo Sport. The sleek, stylish two-seater marked the beginning of a legacy of innovation that endures to this day – a legacy of fun-to-drive cars and motor sport success powered by unique technology.
    Back in 1967,...

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    Mazda’s all-new CX-5 debuts in South Africa

    The compact SUV spearheads another new generation of innovative and attractive Mazdas.
    New CX-5 is sleeker, sportier and safer with next-generation premium colour palette options.
    Jinba-Ittai philosophy evolved for the benefit of the driver and passengers.
    Automatic transmission introduced to the Dynamic model...

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    Mazda to Produce All-New CX-5 at Hofu Plant

    Move will further enhance Mazda's ability to meet growing demand for SUVs globally.
    South African launch scheduled for the second quarter of 2017.

    Mazda Motor Corporation announced that, starting from November 2017, it will produce the all-new Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV at Hofu Plant in Yamaguchi prefecture in addition to the...

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    Mazda-inspired perfume wins gold at iF Design Award
    “SOUL of MOTION”, a perfume developed by fragrance and cosmetics maker Shiseido to symbolise Mazda’s KODO – Soul of Motion design philosophy, has won a gold award in the packaging category at the iF Design Award 2017. The win gained the perfume international recognition.
    The iF contest jury remarked how the unique flacon was...

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    Mazda Dealership wins at the 2016 Sewells MSX International NADA Business of the Year Awards
    Super Group Leons Mazda Rustenburg walked away with the top honour in the Small Dealership Category at the major gala awards dinner held on the 8th of March 2017, at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and Conference Centre in Midrand.
    Christo Henning, Super Group Leons Mazda’s Dealer...