The all-new Mazda MX-5 was named “Car of the Year” in 2016 at the Year Awards for its sharpness, entertainment and commitment while at the same time meeting the safety and efficiency requirements, alongside improved refinement.
The new model is shorter, lower and wider than the outgoing car, with the smallest overhangs and lowest centre of gravity yet. The design combines the dynamic proportions with the Mazda’s KODO: Soul of Motion philosophy to ensure that the styling echoes the driving pleasure in an unmistakably contemporary and dynamic way.
UK Car of the Year judge, John Challen said: “with the latest MX-5, Mazda has created the perfect roadster. A lightweight engaging, simplistic and even practical vehicle, which is an absolute pleasure to drive. “ Fellow judge Matt Joy added: “27 years on and still no-one has come close to rivalling what is seemingly a straight forward recipe. Light, compact and simple, driving the MX-5 makes you wonder why anyone would consider anything else. All sports cars should drive like this.”While Paul Hudson commented: “the MX-5 is simply right for most people, most of the time.”
Another Mazda model that came in the top for the Best Supermini was the all-new Mazda2 for its low running costs and practicality. The vehicle represents the combination between the unique SKYACTIV technology with its striking KODO: Soul of Motion design philosophy, bringing new levels of technical sophistication, active safety and driving pleasure to the supermini sector.
“The all-new Mazda2 is another example of how our SKYACTIV technology and KODO design merge to create stylish, efficient and evolving cars. It brings new levels of refinement, style, quality and technology to the supermini sector, while at the same time delivering a little bit of MX-5 magic with its fun to drive handling. Given the level of competition in this class, we’re especially happy that the UK Car of the Year Awards has recognised the all-new Mazda2 with their Best Supermini title.”
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