Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) December 10, 2013
The all-new Mazda3 has been chosen as the 2014 AutoGuide.com Car of the Year.
Five finalists were chosen by AutoGuide’s expert editors from among all new cars introduced this year as exceptional vehicles in their respective market segments. From those five, the Mazda3 stood out above the rest.
Available in two body styles, with a choice of two engines and two transmissions, the Mazda3 can be optioned as an entry-level fuel sipping economy car or a full loaded near-luxury compact. This versatility and wide price range make the Mazda3 accessible and relevant to a large number of consumers; more so than any other finalist.
“Combining attractive styling inside and out, with impressive features in versatile packaging it’s also both fuel efficient and fun to drive,” said Editorial Director Colum Wood. “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.”
“We truly put our best foot forward with the all-new 2014 Mazda3, not only to be competitive in within its class but to be the vehicle that consumers have asked for,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO). “Never one to shy away from dynamic handling, this all-new Mazda3 also is value-minded, safety-oriented and technology-driven. 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.”
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Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700 dealers.