Mazda, the leading Japanese car manufacturer, landed a new title and award at the “Wheels Car of the Year Awards 2015”. Mazda’s all-new award-winning Mazda3 was crowned Best Hatchback Car of the Year 2015. The award was received by Galadari Automobiles, sole distributor of Mazda cars in the UAE, at the event that took place at the Ritz-Carlton Jumeira Beach Residence in Dubai.
“We are very happy and proud that the all new Mazda3 has won Best Hatchback Car of the Year. With over 130 International Awards to its credit, the Mazda3’s performance, efficiency, safety and reliability make it one of the most popular vehicles on the road today,” stated Ewan Ramsay, General Manager of Galadari Automobiles.
“With the newest manifestation of the 'KODO – Soul of Motion' design theme, state-of-the-art features and cutting-edge SKYACTIV Technology, the all-new Mazda 3 is already a much sought after vehicle. The convention defying SKYACTIV technology and class leading i-Activsense features contribute to Mazda cars winning awards both locally and internationally,” added Ramsay.
The new Mazda3 features MZD Connect, the company’s brand new in-vehicle connectivity concept – fitting for this year’s IAA, whose central themes include the networked car of the future. Designed for straightforward and above all safe operation, the system makes the latest generation of Mazda’s all-time bestseller one of the first in its class to take occupants online.
The cabin, which offers near best-in-class dimensions, is split into separate driver and passenger zones. These are designed for fun, stress-free driving and a secure, relaxing passenger experience. Complementing this inspired layout concept, is a safe-to-use and remarkably ergonomic human-machine interface. Highlights here include the Active Driving Display, Mazda’s new 7” Central Display, Voice Commands and a Rotary Commander redesigned to ensure drivers have total control of their car’s infotainment features without taking their eyes off the road.
The new Mazda3 combines an arsenal of high-tech active safety technology with its innovative occupant and pedestrian-focused passive safety concept. Its safety and stability features are considered the best in its class being the only car in its category to offer such features: Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Rear Vehicle Monitoring System, Distance Recognition Support System, Navigation, Smart Brake Support, amongst many others.
On the outside, the new Mazda3 inherits the powerful stance, dynamic flowing lines, and general beauty of KODO-SOUL OF MOTION design theme. Based on the Mazda3’s smaller, leaner proportions, its shape works like a magnet, building anticipation of what the car can do. And with its unconventional SKYACTIV Technology line-up of ultra-efficient, lightweight engines, and transmissions on a proven body and chassis system, the car can do wonders, offering a level of performance and driving dynamics mirrored by its looks.
Mazda's engineers have managed to make extreme compression both effective and economical. The new Mazda3 delivers enviably low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions yet more than ever, still lives up to its sporty compact label, thanks to smooth, linear acceleration, and precise, nimble handling
The all-new 2015 Mazda3 is available in both 1.6L and 2.0L engines with six different models ranging up to 155BHP.