Double win for Mazda at the 2020 What Car? Awards

Mazda is celebrating an award-winning start to its
centenary year with the brand’s most coveted vehicle: the Mazda MX-5 – being
named Best Sports Car for less than £30,000and the Mazda CX-5 awarded Best Large SUV for under £28,000 at the annual What
Car? Awards.

Since its debut at the
1989 Chicago Motor Show, the Mazda MX-5 has perfectly embodied Mazda’s famous Jinba Ittai ‘car-and-driver as one’
ethos, which combined with its style, fun factor and affordability has seen it
become world’s bestselling two-seater sports car. With What Car?’s latest
recognition, the current fourth-generation of Mazda’s iconic sports car has won
an award from What Car? every year since its debut.

Now available to order
and arriving in dealerships in February, the updated 2020 Mazda MX-5 will see
the debut of the GT Sport Tech flagship model for both Convertible and RF
Retractable Fastback body styles. Marked out by 17-inch BBS alloy wheels, the eye-catching
flagship model will feature Burgundy Nappa leather seats, while across the
whole range the MX-5 is available with Polymetal Grey Metallic paint for the
first time.

The updated version of
Mazda’s sports car also benefits from extra standard safety equipment: from
Sport models and above, the MX-5 features Front Smart City Brake Support, Lane
Departure Warning System, Rear Smart City Brake Support, Traffic Sign
Recognition and Driver Attention Alert. While Blind Spot Monitoring System with
Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Adaptive LED headlights and a reversing camera are
standard on Sport Tech and GT Sport Tech models.

Commenting on its victory, What Car? Editor Steve Huntingford said: “if
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