Mazda MX-5 wins two major awards

Autos Apr 06, 2016 Whitby This Week

The new Mazda MX-5 has won both the 2016 World Car of the Year World Car Design of the Year awards.

The third generation MX-5 was one of three finalists for the World Car of the Year award in 2006, as was the Mazda3 in 2014.

In addition to taking the main award this year, the MX-5 has also been named World Car Design of the Year. It is the first time in the history of the awards that a single model has taken both titles.

World Car of the Year was established in 2004 by an international group of automotive journalists, and the judging panel this year consisted of 73 journalists from 23 different countries.

The MX-5 was announced victorious over other finalists Audi A4 Sedan/Audi A4 Avant and Mercedes-Benz GLC at the New York International auto show on March 24.

The other finalists for World Car Design of the Year were the Jaguar XE and Mazda CX-3.

The fourth-generation MX-5 is the sixth model in Mazda's new-generation lineup of vehicles featuring the full range of Skyactiv Technology and KODO—Soul of Motion design. Launched globally in 2015, the model has found favor with customers thanks to its vastly reduced curb weight, human-centered design and "Jinba-ittai" fun-to-drive feel.

The new MX-5 has won over 30 awards so far, including 2015-2016 Car of the Year Japan and 2016 UK Car of the Year. The retractable hardtop version of the model, Mazda MX-5 RF, made its world premiere at the New York International Auto Show.

Metroland Media

Mazda MX-5 wins two major awards

Autos Apr 06, 2016 Whitby This Week

The new Mazda MX-5 has won both the 2016 World Car of the Year World Car Design of the Year awards.

The third generation MX-5 was one of three finalists for the World Car of the Year award in 2006, as was the Mazda3 in 2014.

In addition to taking the main award this year, the MX-5 has also been named World Car Design of the Year. It is the first time in the history of the awards that a single model has taken both titles.

World Car of the Year was established in 2004 by an international group of automotive journalists, and the judging panel this year consisted of 73 journalists from 23 different countries.

The MX-5 was announced victorious over other finalists Audi A4 Sedan/Audi A4 Avant and Mercedes-Benz GLC at the New York International auto show on March 24.

The other finalists for World Car Design of the Year were the Jaguar XE and Mazda CX-3.

The fourth-generation MX-5 is the sixth model in Mazda's new-generation lineup of vehicles featuring the full range of Skyactiv Technology and KODO—Soul of Motion design. Launched globally in 2015, the model has found favor with customers thanks to its vastly reduced curb weight, human-centered design and "Jinba-ittai" fun-to-drive feel.

The new MX-5 has won over 30 awards so far, including 2015-2016 Car of the Year Japan and 2016 UK Car of the Year. The retractable hardtop version of the model, Mazda MX-5 RF, made its world premiere at the New York International Auto Show.

Metroland Media

Mazda MX-5 wins two major awards

Autos Apr 06, 2016 Whitby This Week

The new Mazda MX-5 has won both the 2016 World Car of the Year World Car Design of the Year awards.

The third generation MX-5 was one of three finalists for the World Car of the Year award in 2006, as was the Mazda3 in 2014.

In addition to taking the main award this year, the MX-5 has also been named World Car Design of the Year. It is the first time in the history of the awards that a single model has taken both titles.

World Car of the Year was established in 2004 by an international group of automotive journalists, and the judging panel this year consisted of 73 journalists from 23 different countries.

The MX-5 was announced victorious over other finalists Audi A4 Sedan/Audi A4 Avant and Mercedes-Benz GLC at the New York International auto show on March 24.

The other finalists for World Car Design of the Year were the Jaguar XE and Mazda CX-3.

The fourth-generation MX-5 is the sixth model in Mazda's new-generation lineup of vehicles featuring the full range of Skyactiv Technology and KODO—Soul of Motion design. Launched globally in 2015, the model has found favor with customers thanks to its vastly reduced curb weight, human-centered design and "Jinba-ittai" fun-to-drive feel.

The new MX-5 has won over 30 awards so far, including 2015-2016 Car of the Year Japan and 2016 UK Car of the Year. The retractable hardtop version of the model, Mazda MX-5 RF, made its world premiere at the New York International Auto Show.

Metroland Media