External evaluation

Total awards  1,192 awards from 59 countries
(Jun. 1. 2001 -April. 22. 2016)

336
awards from Europe

388
awards from
other areas

297
awards from
North America

    

Notices

    

March 25, 2016

MX-5 wins both 2016 World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year.

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March 2, 2016

Mazda MX-5 is a finalist for World Car of the Year and both MX-5 and Mazda CX-3 are finalists for World Car Design of the Year.

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March 1, 2016

Mazda MX-5 wins 2016 UK Car of the Year and Open Top Car of the Year, Mazda2 wins Best Supermini

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TOPICS

    

CAR OF THE YEAR JAPAN 2015-2016

Mazda’s History of Car of the Year Japan Awards

Car of the Year Japan started in 1980 and the Mazda Familia 3-door hatchback won the award in its inaugural year.

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WCOTY

World Car of the Year

The World Car of the Year awards were established in 2004. The Mazda MX-5 was named World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year in 2016. It is the second Mazda to win World Car of the Year in the 12-year history of the award.

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