Mazda3 Named 2019 Women’s World Car of the Year
Mazda3 has been named “Supreme Winner” of the 2019 Women’s World Car of the Year awards. In addition to taking the top award, the model also won Women’s World Family Car of the Year. Established in 2010, Women’s World Car of the Year is voted on by a panel of female judges from over 30 different countries who are asked to vote according to criteria women use when buying a car.
David Hodge, Managing Director Mazda New Zealand says winning the Women’s World Car of the Year Award highlights what an outstanding job the Mazda3 design and technical teams have done in creating a vehicle that not only looks amazing but delivers on performance and safety.
“We know from sales in the New Zealand that the Mazda3 is proving popular among women buyers. This Award highlights the fact the Mazda3 ticks all the right boxes and delivers a premium driving experience that is class leading.”
The Mazda3 adopts a matured Kodo design language that aims to embody the essence of Japanese aesthetics. While the overall form presents a simple, single motion, subtle undulations bring the design to life through shifting light and reflections that glide over the body surface. The result is a more natural and powerful expression of vitality than previous Kodo models. Despite sharing the Mazda3 moniker, the hatchback and sedan models have distinct personalities; the design of the hatchback is emotive, the sedan elegant.
The model incorporates Mazda's Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture, designed to help people to make the most of their natural sense of balance. The powertrain lineup comprises the latest Skyactiv-X, Skyactiv-G and Skyactiv-D engines, each of which provides responsive speed control in any driving situation. Based on its philosophy of designing the car around the human being, Mazda has dramatically enhanced the model's fundamental driving attributes to make accelerating, turning and braking feel completely natural.