MX-5 World Car of the Year

MX-5 World Car of the Year

The Mazda MX-5 has won the World Car of the Year award – the for the second time.

The sports car 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 other finalists were the Audi A4 Sedan/Audi A4 Avant and Mercedes-Benz GLC. The other finalists for World Car Design of the Year were the Jaguar XE and Mazda CX-3.

“What a wonderful honor, to have the Mazda MX-5 named both World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year,” says Masahiro Moro, president and chief executive, Mazda North American Operations, and managing executive officer, Mazda Motor Corporation. “As our iconic MX-5 roadster approaches one-million units of production, this award is proof that it is as young, vibrant, fun and relevant as ever, and proof that every Mazda looks as incredible as it drives, and drives as incredibly as it looks.

“While I accept this award on behalf of the company, I do so representing every Mazda employee, retail partner and customer around the world who has ever felt the joy of driving a pure roadster.”

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