When it comes to impressive hatchbacks, the Mazda3 has it all – smooth and aerodynamic style, unbeatable driving pleasure and a host of next-generation features. That’s why we’re proud to announce that it has won ‘Small Hatch of the Year’ in the UK Car of the Year Awards 2020! It’s also ninth on the shortlist for the overall Car of the Year title, which will be announced shortly.
Judged by 27 of the UK’s leading automotive journalists and tested on British roads, the UK Car of the Year Awards are a true test of real-life driving, which makes taking home any of the titles an impressive feat. The Mazda3 offers a host of options suited to your driving needs, from front- and all-wheel-drive mild hybrid powertrains to luxurious features inside the impeccable cabin. There truly is something to suit everyone within the extensive 27-model strong range.
UK Car of the Year (UKCOTY) judge Alisdair Suttie said: “On looks alone, the Mazda3 is a class apart from its peers, yet the appeal is much more than skin-deep. Superb to drive, comfortable and made to exacting standards, the Mazda3 also comes with clever engine technology that makes it both fun and frugal to drive. All of this made it an easy choice as UKCOTY’s Small Hatch of the Year.”
Mazda UK Managing Director Jeremy Thompson was delighted with the win, saying, “The Mazda3 is already winning over customers with its quality, style and driver engagement, so recognition in the UKCOTY Awards is fantastic. In a marketplace that has seen the launch of lots of great cars across many sectors, it a real testament that it’s taken a category win in a segment as competitive as the family hatchback class.
“I’m also delighted that the Mazda3 is a contender for the overall UK Car of the Year title, where I’m sure the innovative SKYACTIV-X engine will help it stand out with the judges. Another example of Mazda’s convention-defying powertrain innovation, it offers our customers a truly unique blend of fuel economy, low emissions and performance from a petrol engine.”
If you’d like to discover the Mazda3 for yourself or take it for a spin, visit your local Johnsons Mazda dealership today.