Mazda MX-5 wins Best Roadster title
The all-new Mazda MX-5 has once again been recognised by Auto Express in their annual awards. Taking the Best Roadster title at the Auto Express New Car Awards for the second year in succession, the MX-5’s latest accolade adds to an award tally that includes 2016 World Car of the Year, 2016 UK Car of the Year and 2015/16 Japan Car of the Year titles.
The lightest MX-5 since the iconic original, the all-new Mazda MX-5 is shorter, lower and wider than the car it replaced. With the smallest overhangs and lowest centre of gravity yet, its dynamic proportions and Mazda’s KODO: Soul of Motion styling reflects its focus on driving pleasure in an unmistakably contemporary and dynamic way. With perfect 50:50 weight distribution and more technology than ever before, the all-new MX-5 has firmly re-established Mazda’s dominance of the affordable sports car sector.
Featuring Mazda’s award-winning SKYACTIV technology, the all-new MX-5’s ultra-efficient petrol engines and lightweight chassis ensure new levels of performance and economy. Agility and driver engagement is unmatched, while at the same time the latest MX-5 meets ever-increasing safety requirements and delivers substantially improved refinement.
Commenting on the MX-5’s success, Auto Express Road Tester, James Disdale, said, “No other car embodies the fun-loving spirit of a roadster better than the Mazda MX-5. Combining beautifully balanced rear-wheel drive handling and head-turning looks with an affordable price tag, the Mazda brings wind in the hair thrills to the masses. Yet the MX-5 isn’t just for high days and holidays, because its classy cabin, decent practicality and low running costs mean its as comfortable on the daily commute as it is blasting down back roads.”