All-new Mazda2 crowned Car of the Year

The all-new Mazda2 has scooped the “Car of the Year" accolade at the annual Car Dealer Power awards, which were held at Portsmouth's famous Spinnaker Tower. The leading publication's annual awards invite the opinion of UK motorists who vote for the best manufacturers, models and suppliers they have dealt with.

Car Dealer Magazine editor Colin Channon was full of praise for the compact car, commenting “We've had dozens of dealers telling us what a star it is".

“With lots of standard kit, a spacious interior and impressive performance levels, plus sharp looks inside and out, it's a wise supermini buy that's been very well received by dealers and their customers. By quite a clear margin, this year's Car Dealer Power Car of the Year is the [all-new] Mazda2".

The model merges a stunning KODO: Soul of Motion design with the manufacturer's innovative SKYACTIV Technology to set new standards of technical excellence, visual appeal and driving enjoyment.

With such variety found across the 15-strong all-new Mazda2 line-up there's a model for virtually all tastes and driving styles. A choice of 11 petrol and four diesel engines are available, and each sits within a stylish body. The signature 'wing' front grille, slick headlamps and muscular build all help the car to stand out on the road. Meanwhile the longer wheelbase and small overhangs create a spacious cabin yet keep the exterior compact.

Speaking about the award, Mazda Motors UK Managing Director Jeremy Thomson commented: “I'm delighted that Car Dealer Magazine and the UK's dealers have recognised the all-new Mazda2 with their Car of the Year title. The all-new Mazda2 is another example of how our SKYACTIV technology and KODO design merge to create stylish, efficient and great to drive cars. Our dealer network has done a great job with the Mazda2 and we're looking forward to a busy year with more all-new product launches to come and an extensive upgrade of all our dealerships with exciting new interiors and more eye-catching branding."

The all-new Mazda2 is priced from £11,995 to £17,395 on-the-road (OTR) and is on sale today at Johnsons Mazda. Get in touch now to find out more and to book a test drive.