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All-New Mazda MX-5 & CX-5 Win Car Of The Year Awards

On January 13th 2016, the All-New Mazda MX-5 and Mazda CX-5 were named Best Convertible and Best Large SUV Less Than £25,000 respectively at the WhatCar? Car Of The Year Awards.

Both models have enjoyed considerable acclaim and success since being launched in 2015. The All-New MX-5 won Roadster of the Year at the 2015 Auto Express New Car Awards as well as receiving a prestigious Red Dot Design Award and being named winner of the Roadsters category in ‘The Sunday Times Top 100 Cars’ in the New Year.

The updated Mazda CX-5 also picked up a title last year as it was voted Best Tow Car in the 1,550-1,699kg category by experts from Practical Caravan Magazine, WhatCar? and the Camping & Caravanning Club, while it too appeared in ‘The Sunday Times Top 100 Cars’ as one of the top five Large Crossovers. It has now been Best Large SUV Less Than £25,000 at the WhatCar? Awards for three years in a row.

The All-New Mazda MX-5

Mazda Motors UK Managing Director, Jeremy Thomson said, “We’re delighted with both the customer and media response to the all-new MX-5. This car embodies all that is great about our products.

“It's fun-to-drive character has strengthened the bond between Mazda and its customers for 25 years, and today it’s the ultimate example of how our SKYACTIV Technology and KODO design philosophy help us deliver stylish, spirited and great to drive cars.

“With its lightweight design, sleek cabin and beautifully engineered mechanicals, the all-new MX-5 has already cemented its place in the hearts of driving enthusiasts and we’re thrilled that WhatCar? has honoured our new roadster at their awards”.

WhatCar? said: “In terms of fun per pound, this little roadster has the market cornered. The MX-5 is great value to buy and run, and easy to live with, but more than that it’s brimming with the simple joys of open-top motoring”.

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The 2015 Mazda CX-5

WhatCar? described the reasons why the Mazda CX-5 retained its crown in the most affordable category large SUV category for the third consecutive year.

The Mazda CX-5 retains its crown helped in part by a range of revisions. Nothing was needed to enhance the CX-5’s engine, which remains strong, clean and frugal. Instead, Mazda set about revising the suspension and giving the CX-5 a fresher look outside, while also improving its interior, infotainment and noise suppression.

“It was well worth the effort. It remains spacious inside and usefully practical, with a large boot, and its ride is more forgiving. In short, it’s a superb car made better”.

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To learn more about the All-New Mazda MX-5 or 2015 Mazda CX-5, or to book a test drive, contact Essex Mazda in Rayleigh!