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Japans Car of The Year Awarded to the Mazda CX-5

The CX-5 has been named as Japan’s Car of the Year. It’s Mazda’s first model to include there full range of SKYACTIV technology including new engines, transmissions, body and chassis.

It’s also there first model to fully embody Mazda’s new design theme, KODO – Soul of Motion, given the CX-5 a predictable and refined driving experience together with outstanding environmental and safety performance.

Since February when the CX-5 was released for sale the Mazda has received 37,000 orders in Japan and more than 33,000 in Europe and over 128,000 globally and sales continue to be strong.

All passenger vehicles with an expected annual sales volume of over 500 units, announced or launched in Japan between November 1, 2011 and October 31, 2012 are eligible for this year’s Japan Car of the Year award. The last Mazda to be named the Car of the Year Japan was the MX-5 in 2005. The CX-5 is the fourth model to win the award.

“We are thrilled to have the CX-5 receive such a coveted award and appreciate the warm support and encouragement of our fans. Spurred on by this honor, we will continue to dedicate ourselves to the task of crafting cars that only Mazda can, in order to continue winning the support of our fans and customers into the future.” comments Executive Officer Kiyoshi Fujiwara.

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