I'm planning on getting a car this summer, and I've been eyeing the Mazda3 S Touring, I love the features like sunroof, push button start, LED tails, and I wouldn't consider a MZ3 without those features. SkyActiv is meaningless to me since 1. they don't get the nice equipment and 2. I don't drive enough to want to give up the niceties and reduced power for better gas milage.
Today I was at a dealer so I could look at one in person, the only S Touring that they had didn't have the LED tails nor the push button system. Then the salesguy and his manager told me that they're discontinuing the S trims and are only going to continue on with the i SkyActiv trims.
Can someone confirm if this is true and whether or not I should plan on looking elsewhere?