Mazda CX-3 wins AJAC’s 2016 Canadian Utility Vehicle of a Year


— Combination of style, quality, and pushing dynamics scored high with reporters –

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Feb. 12, 2016 /CNW/ – At a press discussion in Toronto yesterday, a Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) announced a 2016 Mazda CX-3 as their leader for a 2016 Canadian Utility Vehicle of a Year as voted on by over 70 of Canada’s tip automotive journalists.

The CX-3 was entered into a Best New SUV/CUV (under $35K) during AJAC’s annual TestFest in October 2015, where it was tested behind to behind opposite a Fiat 500X, Honda HR-V, Mitsubishi Outlander, and Jeep Renegade. Throughout 4 days of testing, a AJAC reporters gathering any car on a travel and off highway to exam their capabilities for bland pushing scenarios Canadians competence face. At a finish of their consummate hearing of any vehicle, a CX-3 was deemed to be a best altogether in a segment, winning a pretension of AJAC’s Best New SUV/CUV (under $35K) for 2016. The CX-3 was given high scores in a extended spectrum of categories, including extraneous and interior pattern and quality, car dynamics, and fuel economy.

“We’re generally vehement about this endowment for a new CX-3, not usually since Canada’s automotive experts comparison it above a estimable competitors, though also since a affordable crossover shred is where Canadian consumers are spending their time selling today,” pronounced Vincent Reboul, Director, Marketing. “The CX-3 takes a mix of particular style, energetic pushing characteristics, and glorious fuel economy with SKYACTIV Technology, and distills it to soundness in a subcompact crossover form.”

The Canadian Utility Vehicle of a Year is one of a many desired automotive awards accessible on a Canadian automotive landscape, and represents a common voice of Canada’s tip automotive experts. Vehicles are judged on a vast accumulation of design and biased qualities, definition there is no singular cause that determines a win. Instead, a car contingency paint an altogether package of quality, value, comfort, fuel economy, and many other factors that are vicious to a Canadian consumer.

The CX-3 is Mazda’s entrance into a fast flourishing subcompact crossover shred in Canada, and has fast determined itself as a vital actor in a segment. MSRP for a 2016 CX-3 starts during $20,695 and is really well-equipped, featuring many options that are astonishing during this entrance cost such as push-button start, SKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed involuntary transmission, atmosphere conditioning, back perspective camera, and Mazda Connect with 7-inch touchscreen arrangement and HMI Commander. Every CX-3 is powered by a 2.0L SKYACTIV-G engine with 146 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque, that delivers a energetic pushing knowledge and fuel economy that is among a best in class.

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