2015 Mazda Roadster
Reason for award:
The Mazda Roadster is a car with a purpose. Mazda’s passion for lightweight sports cars is palpable, and the results are undeniably brilliant. Judges were also impressed by Mazda corporate stance: their unerring dedication to driving fun over the 26 years since the first MX-5 appeared in 1989 demonstrates their determined efforts to establish a true car culture.
(Translated from Car of the Year Japan’s official website)