Mazda tops four key segments in Drive's Car of the Year awards
Mazda has taken out four wins to be the most awarded manufacturer in Drive.com.au’s annual Car of the Year awards.
All-New Mazda2 – which went on sale six weeks ago – took out Best City Car, Mazda3 won Best Small Car, CX-5 was awarded Best SUV under $40,000, and BT-50 recognised as the nation’s Best Ute.
Both CX-5 and BT-50 have now been recognised as best in their class in these awards for the last three consecutive years while All-New Mazda2 is already turning heads globally with the stunning light car also recently winning Car of the Year in Japan.
In addition, Mazda6 was a finalist in Drive’s Best Medium Car category, while All-New Mazda2 and Mazda3 just fell short of taking out the overall Drive Car of the Year award.
“The depth of Mazda’s impressive line-up is evident not only in that it was the most successful brand in the 2014 Drive Car of the Year awards, but that its most popular new arrivals – the Mazda3 and Mazda2 – made it to the final four contenders for the outright Car of the Year title by virtue of winning their respective Best City Car and Best Small Car categories,” said Drive’s associate editor Andrew Maclean.