2014 Mazda3 Car of the Year
Since its debut earlier this year, the 2014 Mazda3 has exhibited a somewhat magnetic quality. Drivers have undoubtedly been drawn to the quick-action SkyActiv powertrain, and anyone with a sense of style has found their gaze captured by the still-motion effect of Mazda’s KODO design language.
Everyday drivers and onlookers, however, have not been the only parties attracted by the Mazda3. Auto analysts throughout the entire industry have felt Mazda3’s pull on their attention—and their most coveted awards as well. Earlier in the year Yahoo! ranked the new Mazda as Best Compact Car, and most recently AutoGuide.com awarded the 2014 Mazda3 Car of the Year honors.
AutoGuide.com Editorial Director Colum Wood describes the 2014 Mazda3 Car of the Year distinction with the following words: “Combining attractive styling inside and out, [Mazda3 is] also fuel efficient and fun to drive. Ultimately, however, the Mazda3 answered the question of which car we would recommend, not as a vehicle to consider, but as the obvious choice in its respective segment.”
In response to the 2014 Mazda3 Car of the Year award, CEO of Mazda North American Operations Jim O’Sullivan replied, “We truly put our best foot forward with the all-new 2014 Mazda3. Our best-selling vehicle worldwide should feature the best of what Mazda has to offer as well as give hints as to what’s to come—not just for the model lineup but for the brand as a whole.”
Fans of the Mazda brand are right to feel the excitement of Sullivan’s comments. The SkyActiv technology at work in this new line of automobiles has made Mazda the most fuel efficient automaker in America for the last two years running. If that is a hint of what is to come, Mazda fans everywhere wait with eager anticipation.
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