Mazda is revelling in a hat-trick of awards achieved by the brand at the annual Scottish Car of the Year (SCOTY) Awards held at Gleneagles, near St Andrews. Claiming the glamorous ‘Best Drop Top’ title for the all-new Mazda MX-5 and taking top honours in two of the most fiercely contested categories with the popular all-new Mazda2 supermini and all-new Mazda CX-3 SUV, the Japanese brand was one of the most awarded brands.
Mazda welcomed the recognition, particularly as the awards focus on cars that meet the needs of Scottish motorists with a panel of experienced journalists from the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers (ASMW) deciding on the top performers.
The all-new Mazda2 was up against some tough competition in the ‘Best Supermini’ category. ASMW Secretary, Stephen Park, commented, “Mazda is on a roll with the way its cars are styled and the way they drive. Never has a supermini had to beat so many talented rivals to come out on top, but the Mazda2 is a clear favourite of the judges. They love its sharp looks, classy cabin and most of all the way it drives.” ASMW President Alisdair Suttie added, “Great to look at, a joy to drive and good value, the Mazda2 has an appeal that’s beyond expectations for this class.”
Mazda’s first compact SUV also collected an accolade by taking the ‘Best Crossover’ title. “Crossovers are big business and 2015 has witnessed the debut of more talent in this segment than ever before, but the Mazda CX-3 is without doubt the best-looking compact crossover on the road today,” commented ASMW Secretary Stephen Park.
Adding to its growing collection of awards, Mazda’s all-new Mazda MX-5 sports car took the SCOTY ‘Best Drop Top’ title, ASMW President Alisdair Suttie commented, “for more than a quarter of a century the Mazda MX-5 has reigned supreme as the world’s best-selling two-seater sports car and the new fourth-generation model is the best yet. With better looks, sharper handling and a very affordable price tag, the outlook for the latest version is very good indeed.”
These latest crop of Scottish motoring awards mean that every current model in the Mazda range has achieved a SCOTY accolade.
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