Mazda has etched its name in the annals of automotive excellence yet again, securing two prestigious accolades at the 2023 Scottish Car of the Year Awards, while the Mazda MX-5 scoops another used car title.
The Mazda MX-5: An Undying Legend
The Mazda MX-5, a model that has commanded the roads and hearts of car enthusiasts for over three decades, has been crowned Used Sports Car of the Year at the 2023 Car Dealer Used Car Awards. This is not a first for the Mazda MX-5 – it's added to an already bulging trophy cabinet, having won multiple awards since its UK launch in 2015.
The Mazda Approved Used Car programme ensures that every pre-owned vehicle sold through its dealer network comes with a comprehensive 12-month unlimited mileage warranty, MOT protection of up to £750, and a meticulous Mazda multi-point inspection. An average year sees the programme sell around 12,500 cars, with the most popular choice being the Mazda2.
The Appeal of the Mazda MX-5
James Baggot, Editor-in-Chief of Car Dealer, lauded the MX-5 as the very embodiment of the modern sports car. Its allure lies not only in its power but also in its affordability and exceptional engineering. Since the launch of its fourth generation in 2015, more than 24,000 units have been sold in the UK. This provides potential buyers with a vast selection across both Roadster and RF body styles.
Mazda's Double Success at the 2023 Scottish Car of the Year Awards
The Mazda CX-60 and the Mazda MX-5 took home prizes at the 2023 Scottish Car of the Year Awards, marking another sterling year for Mazda. The Mazda CX-60 e-Skyactiv D MHEV was named Best Large SUV, while the Mazda MX-5 took home the Best Used Car under £15k accolade.
The Mazda CX-60 e-Skyactiv D MHEV
The Mazda CX-60 e-Skyactiv D MHEV, a recent addition to Mazda's SUV line-up, was awarded the Best Large SUV title by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers (ASMW). This comes after the CX-60 PHEV won the Best Plug-in Hybrid in Scotland title last year.
At the heart of the Mazda CX-60 e-Skyactiv D MHEV is the all-new 3.3-litre in-line six-cylinder diesel engine, featuring Distribution-Controlled Partially Premixed Compression Ignition (DCPCI) Technology. This advanced combustion technology makes it one of the cleanest diesel engines around, boasting a thermal efficiency of over 40%.
The Mazda MX-5: Best Used Car under £15k
The Mazda MX-5, a previous winner of the overall Drop Top of the Year title in 2015 and 2017, was named Best Used Car for under £15k at this year's Scottish Car of the Year Awards. ASMW President Alisdair Suttie described the MX-5 as a sports car you can buy with both your heart and head.
The Future of Mazda
While these awards recognise the popularity of Mazda vehicles in the used market, the future is equally promising. Mazda Motors UK's Managing Director, Jeremy Thomson, expressed his excitement about the arrival of the updated 2024 Mazda MX-5 in dealerships across the UK next Spring.
With these incredible achievements, Mazda continues to demonstrate its commitment to delivering high-quality vehicles that are not only enjoyable to drive but also affordable and reliable. And it's this commitment that keeps Mazda at the forefront of the automotive industry.