Mazda Canada received top honours at the Montreal International Auto Show winning three best in class awards from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).
The Mazda 3 was awarded Best Small Car in Canada for 2018.
The Mazda 3 has topped this category eight times prior to this win. The current generation model was introduced in 2014. It is Mazda’s top selling model not only in Canada but worldwide.
The appeal of the Mazda 3 comes from not only it’s over all design but the the effectiveness of SKYACTIV Technology that includes two efficient gasoline engines, manual and automatic transmissions as well as the sedan and hatchback style bodies.
The Mazda CX-5 took the top award for Best Small Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2018.
With it’s recent redesign, the CX-5 provides everything consumers want in their everyday vehicle.
With excellent fuel economy, best in class driving dynamics and an award-winning interior design, the CX-5 is a winner all around.
The Mazda CX-9 was named the Best Large Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2018 at the Auto Show.
With room for seven passengers it is the flagship model in Mazda’s crossover line-up.
The CX-9 offers a premium driving experience with a luxury interior.
It is the first Mazda model to employ the SKYATIV- G 2.5T turbocharged engine.
“The Canadian Car of the Year awards, presented by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, are the most prestigious automotive awards in the country – and they’re extremely hard to win. A vehicle really does have to be the very best in its category, and the competition grows tougher every year,” said AJAC President, Mark Richardson. “It’s a tremendous achievement for a manufacturer to win one AJAC award in any given year, but it’s a remarkable achievement for Mazda Canada to win three in 2018.”
The AJAC Canadian Car and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards program offers some of the most prestigious automotive awards in Canada and represents Canada’s top automotive experts. Vehicles are judged on a wide variety of objective and subjective qualities meaning there is no single factor that determines a win. The vehicle must represent over all quality, value, comfort, fuel economy with may more factors taken into consideration.
“We are very proud to accept these awards from Canada’s automotive experts, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada. The Mazda3, CX-5, and CX-9 clearly stand out in their respective segments, and each one represents a different, but unified take on the best that Mazda has to offer for the Canadian consumer,” said Masaharu Kondo, President, Mazda Canada. “Each of these vehicles features Mazda’s signature dynamic handling characteristics, head-turning looks, and a full suite of safety technology, all combined in a way that our competition can’t beat.”