World Car Design of the Year Reason for award：
The new MX5 design is exciting, distinct and fresh. It’s a design that wholly fits with being the unique small sports‐car this Mazda is. It captures the spirit of the first generation MX5 design but introduces a very leading twenty‐teens aesthetic whilst remarkably also connecting visually to its sibling designs. An exceptional design in all ways.
Mazda opted for modern, progressive direction to redefine the 4th generation MX‐5. It visually communicates agility, light weight and maintained the MX‐5 heritage. It still looks MX‐5 100 meters away, only this one instantly recognizable as 4th generation at that distance.
(World Car Awards)