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Mazda3 named ‘Small Hatch of the Year’in UK Car of the Year Awards 

RRG Mazda Stockport celebrates as the Mazda3 claimed the Small Hatch of the Year title in the 2020 UK Car of the Year Awards and is on the nine car shortlist for the overall UK Car of the Year title, which will be announced later this month.

As an independent set of awards specifically aimed at naming the best new cars on the market in the United Kingdom, the UK Car of the Year (UKCOTY) Awards are judged by 27 of Britain’s leading automotive journalists with road tests carried out on British roads.

Recognition by the UK Car of the Year judges adds to an awards tally that includes the 2019 Scottish Car of the Year, 2019 Thailand Car of the Year, 2019 Women’s World Car of the Year and 2020 China Car of the Year, titles. In addition, the Mazda3 is shortlisted in the final 10 contenders for the overall 2020 World Car of the Year Award.

Commenting on the Mazda3’s success, UKCOTY judge Alisdair Suttie, said: “on looks alone, the Mazda3 is a class apart from its peers, yet the appeal is much more than skin deep. Superb to drive, comfortable and made to exacting standards, the Mazda3 also comes with clever engine technology that makes it both fun and frugal to drive. All of this made it an easy choice as UKCOTY’s Small Hatch of the Year”.

Available at RRG Mazda located on Rooth Street, Stockport, the 27-model Mazda3 range features hatchback and saloon body styles with a choice of two mild-hybrid equipped petrol engines. Matched exclusively to front-wheel drive hatchbacks, the 122ps Skyactiv-G petrol engine features both Mazda M Hybrid and cylinder deactivation, while the award-winning 181ps Skyactiv-X Spark Controlled Combustion Ignition (SPCCI) petrol engine is offered in both front and all-wheel-drive hatchbacks.

Visually distinct from the sporty hatch honoured by UKCOTY, the elegant Mazda3 Saloon has the mature and stylish look you’d expect of a premium compact saloon. Exclusively offered to customers with the Skyactiv-X engine and front wheel drive, it adds an attractive stand out model to the award-winning Mazda3 range.

Von Steggles, Dealer Principle at RRG Mazda Stockport commented: “the Mazda3 is already winning over our customers with its quality, style and driver engagement and it’s a real testament to the Mazda3 that it’s taken a category win in a segment as competitive as the family hatchback class.”

Adding, “In a marketplace that has seen the launch of lots of great cars across many sectors, the Mazda3 and Skyactiv-X technology is another example of Mazda’s convention defying powertrain innovation, and offers our customers a truly unique blend of outstanding fuel economy, low emissions and performance from a petrol engine.”

Mazda3 named ‘Small Hatch of the Year’  in UK Car of the Year Awards