The new Mazda3, which debuted a year ago and went on sale in the UK in February, has been voted the Scottish Car of the Year 2019.
The Mazda3 has always been a good car, and the new Mazda3, revealed at the Los Angeles Motor Show last year and on sale in the UK in February, is an even better car.
Mazda has added stuff to the new Mazda3 like a colour HUD, Radar Cruise, LED headlights, Traffic Sign Recognition and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, all wrapped up in a new interpretation of the KODO design language and featuring the latest SKYACTIV architecture and the latest SKYACTIV engines.
With a decent choice of spec levels and trim options, and prices starting at £20.595, the Mazda3 should now be considered a proper mainstream alternative to cars like the Ford Focus and VW Golf, rather than a slightly left-field one.
The Association of Scottish Motoring Writers (ASMW ) clearly feels the same, as they’ve voted the Mazda3 the Scottish Car of the Year 2019 (and Family Car of the Year).
John Murdoch, ASMW President, said:
…the Mazda3 was a clear winner in our Family Car of the Year category and went on to be voted our overall Scottish Car of the Year. We selected the Mazda because it looks fantastic, drives brilliantly and rides superbly. It also provides premium cabin quality at a reasonable price and comes in two appealing body styles, saloon or hatchback.
On top of that, it features ground-breaking engine technology that offers strong performance with great economy, while it also comes with lots of kit and plenty of standard safety equipment. Most importantly, you simply won’t get tired of driving this car.
Which says it all. Well done Mazda.