President and CEO, Mazda North American Operations, and Managing Executive Officer, Mazda Motor Corporation（※）
What a wonderful honor, to have the Mazda MX-5 named both World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year," said. "As our iconic MX-5 roadster approaches one-million units of production, this award is proof that it is as young, vibrant, fun and relevant as ever, and proof that every Mazda looks as incredible as it drives, and drives as incredibly as it looks. While I accept this award on behalf of the company, I do so representing every Mazda employee, retail partner and customer around the world who has ever felt the joy of driving a pure roadster. We say 'Driving Matters' in our advertising,* and we prove it in our cars.
* The "Driving Matters" slogan is used in North America only.
※Post: March 25, 2016