Mazda3 has been named the 2019 Women’s World Car of the Year.
The decision was arrived at by 41 jury members from 34 different countries across five continents.
Mazda’s General Manager Corporate Communications, Ayumu Doi, said he was ‘delighted’ with the award.
“This model is resonating with a broader range of people than ever before and Mazda aims to make a special bond with customers by offering products, technologies and services that appeal to more people,” he said.
Accepting the award on behalf of Mazda in Dubai was Dr Axel Dreyer, CEO of Galadari Auto, Mazda Distributors for the United Arab Emirates.
Winners in other categories are:
Urban Car Award:Kia XCeed
Family Car Award:Mazda3
Green Car Award: Kia Soul EV
Luxury Car Award: BMW 8 Series
Performance Car Award:Porsche 911
SUV Award:Range Rover Evoque
Two other awards from Women’s World Car of the Year were announced at the Dubai International Motor Show:
Holly Reich Dream Car Award went to the Porsche Taycan.
This award is named in honour of a jury member from New York who passed away in 2016.
Judges were asked to name the car they would love to have.
The Woman of Worth Award was introduced in 2018.
Finalists in this category were racing driver and television presenter, the late Jessi Combs; Mary Barra (CEO & Chairman of General Motors) and Linda Jackson (CEO) of Citroën.