Mazda accelerates to top spot
Mazda compact crossover SUV, the CX-5, has been named the 2012-2013 Car of the Year Japan.
The CX-5 was the first model to adopt the full range of Mazda's SKYACTIV technologies, including new engines, transmissions, body and chassis. It is also the first model to fully embody Mazda's new design theme, KODO – Soul of Motion.
The CX-5 clean diesel engine provides 420nm of maximum torque and a fuel consumption of 4.6 l/100km with 119g/km of CO2 emissions.
Mazda has received 37,000 orders in Japan, more than 33,000 in Europe and more than 128,000 globally during the past nine months.
The last Mazda to be named the Car of the Year Japan was the MX-5 in 2005. The CX-5 is the fourth Mazda to win the award.