Mazda named ‘Best Carmaker’ in Which? Awards

Mazda named ‘Best Carmaker’ in Which? Awards

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Mazda has scooped the coveted honour of ‘Best Carmaker’ at the second annual Which? Awards, which recognise the companies and individuals that best serve the interests of consumers.  In the closely-fought battle for the prestigious Best Carmaker award, Mazda edged out the previous winner, Toyota, as well as other runners-up Audi, BMW, Honda, and Lexus.

Racing legend Sir Stirling Moss OBE presented the Best Carmaker award to Mazda’s delighted managing director Rob Lindley at the Which? Awards ceremony, held yesterday at the British Museum.  Hosted by broadcaster Dermot Murnaghan, the event was attended by leading figures from manufacturing, retail and service industries, along with representatives of the Government, trade bodies and regulators.

In a highly complimentary Awards summation, Which? praised Mazda for its: “¦blend of excellent value for money, reliability and innovation.  A major advantage is that nearly all Mazda offerings are interesting to drive.  There’s something for everyone in the Mazda range.

“The Mazda3 (medium cars) and Mazda MX-5 (sports cars) are comfortable Best Buys — the good‘looking Mazda3 stands out from humdrum medium cars. It still looks fresh and stylish, despite being older than many popular rivals.

“For many, the evergreen Mazda MX-5 is the cheapest way into an entertaining sporty runner.  Introduced in 1990, this motoring gem is the world’s bestselling sports car.  The latest version lives up to its billing, with engaging handling, powerful refined engines, and a folding hard-top roof option.

“It’s been a good year for new launches, too — the all-new Mazda2 supermini and Mazda6 family car have impressed us and are sure to become firm favourites with drivers. Each would be a strong contender on a shortlist.The Mazda2 and Mazda6 do well in our road tests and safety-wise, they represent a major step forward for the Japanese carmaker.The Mazda2 scored five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests, and we expect the Mazda6 to do the same.

Managing Director for Mazda UK Rob Lindley was thrilled to collect the Which? Best Carmaker Award:  “Winning this influential accolade is testimony to the achievements of the entire Mazda team — from designers and product developers to dealers and service personnel.

This year’s 12 categories reflect the breadth of Which? magazine’s research, ranging from domestic appliances and financial products, to cars and broadband providers.

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Mazda has scooped the coveted honour of ‘Best Carmaker’ at the second annual Which? Awards, which recognise the companies and individuals that best serve the interests of consumers.  In the closely-fought battle for the prestigious Best Carmaker award, Mazda edged out the previous winner, Toyota, as well as other runners-up Audi, BMW, Honda, and Lexus.

Racing legend Sir Stirling Moss OBE presented the Best Carmaker award to Mazda’s delighted managing director Rob Lindley at the Which? Awards ceremony, held yesterday at the British Museum.  Hosted by broadcaster Dermot Murnaghan, the event was attended by leading figures from manufacturing, retail and service industries, along with representatives of the Government, trade bodies and regulators.

In a highly complimentary Awards summation, Which? praised Mazda for its: “¦blend of excellent value for money, reliability and innovation.  A major advantage is that nearly all Mazda offerings are interesting to drive.  There’s something for everyone in the Mazda range.

“The Mazda3 (medium cars) and Mazda MX-5 (sports cars) are comfortable Best Buys — the good‘looking Mazda3 stands out from humdrum medium cars. It still looks fresh and stylish, despite being older than many popular rivals.

“For many, the evergreen Mazda MX-5 is the cheapest way into an entertaining sporty runner.  Introduced in 1990, this motoring gem is the world’s bestselling sports car.  The latest version lives up to its billing, with engaging handling, powerful refined engines, and a folding hard-top roof option.

“It’s been a good year for new launches, too — the all-new Mazda2 supermini and Mazda6 family car have impressed us and are sure to become firm favourites with drivers. Each would be a strong contender on a shortlist.The Mazda2 and Mazda6 do well in our road tests and safety-wise, they represent a major step forward for the Japanese carmaker.The Mazda2 scored five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests, and we expect the Mazda6 to do the same.

Managing Director for Mazda UK Rob Lindley was thrilled to collect the Which? Best Carmaker Award:  “Winning this influential accolade is testimony to the achievements of the entire Mazda team — from designers and product developers to dealers and service personnel.

This year’s 12 categories reflect the breadth of Which? magazine’s research, ranging from domestic appliances and financial products, to cars and broadband providers.

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