Mazda CX-5 named Japan Car of the Year

Out of 128,000 global orders for the car since its launch in February, 37,000 orders have come from Japan – incredibly impressive considering that European orders account for just over 33,000 orders.

The CX-5 isn’t the first Mazda to win Japan Car of the Year. The last car to win the award was the Mazda MX-5 in 2005. The CX-5 is the fourth Mazda to win the award.

Executive Officer Kiyoshi Fujiwara commented, “We are thrilled to have the CX-5 receive such a coveted award and appreciate the warm support and encouragement of our fans.

“Spurred on by this honor (sic), we will continue to dedicate ourselves to the task of crafting cars that only Mazda can, in order to continue winning the support of our fans and customers into the future.”

Award judges were impressed by the car’s SKYACTIV technology, which includes a new chassis, better-performing engines, transmissions and adjustments to the body of the car.

As a result the Mazda driving experience is more refined than ever in the CX-5, with the car also featuring the manufacturer’s KODO design theme to give it an added sense of dynamism.

The Mazda CX-5 comes with Mazda’s new-generation SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine. The engine gives a driving experience similar to that of a 4-litre V8 petrol engine, whilst also able to hit 61.4mpg on a combined fuel consumption, emitting just 119 g/km of CO2.

Those are impressive stats for a compact SUV, and weren’t lost on the judges. Neither was its price – a new Mazda CX-5 is available to buy at an incredible £21,395.

Buyers interested in investing in a new Mazda CX-5 can contact Perrys Mazda dealerships today.

Learn more about a previous winner, the MX-5, by watching Perrys road test below: