Crowning the company’s centenary celebrations this year, the Mazda3 has won the 2020 World Car Design of the Year award, one of the special categories of the World Car Awards (WCA). The Mazda3 is the second Mazda to be named World Car Design of the Year, following the Mazda MX-5 in 2016.
Commenting on the Mazda3’s success, UKCOTY co-founder and judge Alisdair Suttie, said: “on looks alone, the Mazda3 is a class apart from its peers, yet the appeal is much more than skin deep. Superb to drive, comfortable and made to exacting standards, the Mazda3 also comes with clever engine technology that makes it both fun and frugal to drive. All of this made it an easy choice as UKCOTY’s Small Hatch of the Year”.
A sense of balance is as important when we drive as it is when we walk, inspiring confidence in every turn of the wheel. We brought together experts to enhance the feeling that the Mazda3 feels like an extension of your body, using human-centric engineering and Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture to make tyres, seats and chassis work in complete harmony with you.
The technological highlight of the Mazda3 is the innovative Skyactiv-X engine: The first commercial petrol engine with Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) combines the best of both worlds: The advantages of petrol and diesel technology in a new and unique engine. It offers powerful torque with outstanding fuel consumption and low CO2 emission values.
The official fuel consumption figures in mpg (l/100km) for the Mazda3 Range: Combined 40.9 (6.9) – 52.3 (5.4). CO2 emissions (g/km) 157 - 122
Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption and CO2 figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. All figures quoted are derived from the latest WLTP test cycle.