World Car of the Year
Arguably the world’s most prestigious automotive awards program, World Car of the Year is administered by World Car Awards, a non-profit organization that has no affiliation with any publication, auto show, automaker, or other commercial enterprise. The awards were established in 2004 and since 2006 winners have been announced at an award ceremony held each year at the New York International Auto Show.
World Car of the Year is widely recognized as a leading global awards program that complements rather than competes with existing national and regional Car of the Year programs.
The awards are administrated by a Steering Committee composed of distinguished automotive journalists working in Asia, Europe, and North America and the judging panel consists of 73 journalists from around the world.
In 2016, Peter Lyon (Japan) chaired the Steering Committee, Mike Rutherford (UK) and Jens Meiners (Germany) were Vice-Chairs and Gerry Malloy (Canada) was Director and President.
In addition to the main World Car of the Year award, winners are named in each of the following categories: World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Car Design of the Year and World Green Car.
Mazda MX-5 has won
2016 World Car of the Year.
Thanks to your support, Mazda MX-5 was named the 2016 World Car of the Year.
Not only that, it also won the World Car Design of the Year at the same time..
The Mazda MX-5 has never wavered from its singular goal of providing pure driving fun.
Now this car has been recognized in Japan and throughout the world.
Mazda will continue making cars that run together, rejoice together,
and live together with their owners.
MAZDA MODELS AWARDED AND NOMINATED
Mazda Models Awarded as World Car Design of the Year
Mazda Models Nominated World Car of the Year
|2016||WCOTY - Finalists (10BEST)||Mazda CX-3|
|WCDOTY- Top 3 Finalists||Mazda CX-3|
|2015||WCOTY - Finalists (10BEST)||Mazda2|
|2014||WCOTY- Top 3 Finalists||Mazda3|
|WCDOTY- Top 3 Finalists||Mazda3|
|2013||WCOTY - Finalists (10BEST)||Mazda6|
|WCOTY - Finalists (10BEST)||Mazda CX-5|
|WCDOTY- Top 3 Finalists||Mazda6|
|2010||WCOTY - Finalists (10BEST)||Mazda3|
|2009||WCOTY - Finalists (10BEST)||Mazda6|
|2008||WCDOTY- Top 3 Finalists||Mazda2|
|2007||World Performance Car - Finalists(10BEST)||Mazda 3 MPS|
|2006||WCOTY - Top 3 Finalists||Mazda MX-5|
＊WCOTY：World Car of the Year
＊WCDOTY：World Car Design of the Year