The all-new Mazda MX-5’s handling and driver engagement have been recognised at the 2016 Autocar Awards. Named Best Real-World Driver’s Car, Mazda’s sports car came out on top in the publication’s annual test of affordable enthusiasts’ cars.
The lightest MX-5 since the iconic original, the all-new Mazda MX-5 is shorter, lower and wider than the car it replaced. With the smallest overhangs and lowest centre of gravity yet, its dynamic proportions and Mazda’s KODO: Soul of Motion styling reflects its focus on driving pleasure in an unmistakably contemporary and dynamic way.
Featuring Mazda’s award-winning SKYACTIV technology, the all-new MX-5’s ultra-efficient petrol engines and lightweight chassis ensure new levels of performance and economy. Agility and driver engagement is taken to a new level, while at the same time the latest MX-5 meets ever-increasing safety refinement requirements and delivers substantially improved refinement.
With perfect 50:50 weight distribution and more technology than ever before, the all-new MX-5 has firmly re-established Mazda’s dominance of the affordable sports car sector. Something recognised by Autocar at their 2016 award ceremony. Commenting on the MX-5’s performance, Matt Saunders, of Autocar, said, “our winner stands head and shoulders above the competition for its blend of accessible performance and delightful handling.”
Mazda Motors UK Managing Director, Jeremy Thomson said, “We’re thrilled with both the customer and media response to the all-new MX-5. This car symbolises all that is great about our products. Its fun to drive character has strengthened the connection between Mazda and its customers for more than 25 years, and today it’s the definitive example of how our SKYACTIV Technology and KODO design philosophy help us create stylish, spirited and great to drive cars.”