Mazda MX-5 receives “Red Dot: Best of the Best” award

Mazda MX-5 receives “Red Dot: Best of the Best” award

Mazda accepted the “Red Dot: Best of the Best” prize for the all-new Mazda MX-5  on 29 June at a gala ceremony in front of some 1,200 guests at the Aalto Theatre in Essen, Germany. The “Best of the Best” prize goes to exceptionally ground-breaking designs across many industries; only 1.6% of all submissions received the distinction during this year’s Red Dot Award: Product Design competition. “The MX-5 has always been about creating smiles, and design is a key part of its success,” says Kevin Rice, Mazda Europe’s design director, who accepted the Red Dot trophy together with Vice President Communications Wojciech Halarewicz. “Balancing tradition and progress, the new model was an exercise in knowing what to change and what not to. And I believe every inch of this car radiates life, movement and the promise of fun behind the wheel.” With its aggressive…

Mazda gives Motability programme a boost with all-new model

Mazda gives Motability programme a boost with all-new model

Mazda has given its Motability programme a spring boost with the inclusion of its all-new supermini model in the scheme. The all-new Mazda2 went on UK sale earlier this year and four models are now included in the Motability programme with the Mazda2 1.5 75ps SE manual available with nil advance payments. Other range models now in the scheme are the: Mazda2 1.5 90ps SE-L Nav, Mazda2 1.5 90ps Sport Nav and Mazda2 1.5 90ps SE-L Auto. On-the-road prices for the Mazda2 start from £11,995. The importance of the Motability programme to Mazda was underlined by the marque exhibiting at the recent two-day ‘Big Event’ in Manchester. It is Motability’s largest event of the year giving those in receipt of allowances the opportunity to view the largest display of vehicles available through the scheme. Visitors to the event were able to view the all-new…