The all-new Mazda 2 has been named Car of the Year in the annual Car Dealer Power Awards. The leading motor trade title's annual awards are decided by votes from UK car dealers, who choose the best manufacturers, models and suppliers they deal with.
Car Dealer Magazine Editor, Colin Channon said: "We've had dozens of dealers telling us what a star it is. With lots of standard kit, a spacious interior and impressive performance levels, plus sharp looks inside and out, it's a wise supermini buy that's been very well received by dealers and their customers. By quite a clear margin, this year's Car Dealer Power Car of the Year is the Mazda2."
The Mazda2 combines Mazda's unique SKYACTIV technology with its striking KODO: Soul of Motion design philosophy, to bring new levels of technical sophistication, active safety and driving pleasure to the supermini sector.
With a choice of 11 petrol and four diesel variants, the 15-strong all-new Mazda2 line-up stands out thanks to its signature wing front grille, predatory headlamp styling and muscular cab-rearward styling.
With a longer wheelbase and smaller overhangs to maximise interior space, the all-new Mazda2's superior ergonomics and premium interior finishes raise the bar in quality and design in the supermini segment.
Jeremy Thomson, Mazda Motors UK Managing Director added: "I'm delighted that Car Dealer Magazine and the UK's dealers have recognised the all-new Mazda2 with their Car of the Year title.
"The all-new Mazda2 is another example of how our SKYACTIV technology and KODO design merge to create stylish, efficient and great to drive cars. Our dealer network has done a great job with the Mazda2 and we're looking forward to a busy year with more all-new product launches to come and an extensive upgrade of all our dealerships with exciting new interiors and more eye-catching branding."
by: Becca Chaplin