All-new Mazda MX-5 now with more than 15 awards globally


Carrying on the tradition of its predecessors, the recently launched in South Africa, new edition of the roadster has now collected more than 15 prizes from around the world.

Proud winner of Japan Car of the Year 2015-2016 and the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame’s 2015-2016 Car of the Year; the all-new Mazda MX-5 has been honoured with numerous major accolades globally.

These include 2016 Wheels Car of the Year for the third time in the model’s history in Australia, number one convertible at the Australia Drive magazine’s Car of the Year awards, “Best Drop Top” at Scottish Car of the Year 2015 and winner of the “Red Dot: Best of the Best” prize in Germany – which is an award that recognises exceptionally ground-breaking designs across many industries.


More honours come from UK’s What Car? magazine who chose the fourth-generation MX-5 as best convertible overall in the UK, as well as best convertible under £25,000. Mazda’s brand icon also made UK’s The Sunday Times “Top 100 Cars 2016” list, winning the two-seater roadster category.

The all-new Mazda MX-5 has won the import convertible category of German magazine Auto, Motor & Sport’s “Best Cars 2016” reader’s choice awards. It also captured “Best Cabrio of the Year 2015” from Portuguese magazine Turbo, and was the top-ranked model of 2015 in the GEOM Index, which examined almost 800,000 entries from motor vehicle-focused websites, blogs and forums in Spain. It is also US News & World Report’s “Best Sports Car for the Money 2016”, as well as TSN Motoring TV’s “Sports Car of the Year 2016” in Canada.

Ranked highest in the Compact Sporty Car category on the 2015 Highest – Ranked Nameplates and Models list by JD Power; motorists have matched the enthusiasm shown by award juries thus far. Almost 1 million have sold in the 27 years following the launch of the original MX-5 in 1989. Since then, the legendary sports car has captured more than 240 awards around the world.

The all-new Roadster is the sixth model in Mazda’s new-generation line-up of vehicles featuring the full range of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and KODO-Soul of Motion design. The lightweight open-top two-seater front-engine rear-wheel drive sports car is designed to provide pure Jinba-ittai driving fun. In redesigning the model Mazda concentrated on stimulating the senses and sensations through which people enjoy cars at a deeper level than ever before.

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