/ Mazda, News, Other / Mazda CX-5 is 2012 Car of the Year in Japan

Mazda CX-5 is 2012 Car of the Year in Japan

Linked In Share
Mazda CX-5 is 2012 Car of the Year in Japan

The Mazda CX-5 crossover has been named the 2012 Car of the Year in Japan after it managed to surpass its competition.

With just a few weeks until we will say “goodbye” to 2012, all kinds of “Car of the Year” awards start to pop up and the latest of them is involving the Mazda CX-5, which has received the award in its home country, Japan. The Japanese crossover has received a total of 363 votes, 45 more than the second placed Toyota GT 86 / Subaru BRZ, and with the podium being closed by the new BMW 3-Series F30.

“We are thrilled to have the CX-5 receive such a coveted award. 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”, said the Mazda Executive Officer, Kiyoshi Fujiwara.

The 2011 winner of the Japanese Car of the Year was the Nissan Leaf but the CX-5 is actually the fourth Mazda model to receive the Japan COTY title since the MX-5 has won it back in 2005. Besides the Mazda CX-5, with its 363 votes, the Toyota GT 86 / Subaru BRZ has received 318 votes, the BMW 3-Series 282 votes, the Range Rover Evoque 218 votes, the Volkswagen Up! 152 votes, the Suzuki R Wagon 68 votes, the Citroen DS5 51 votes, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta 29 votes, the Nissan Note 10 votes and the Honda N-Box 9 votes.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 - filed under Mazda, News, Other. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles
2012 award car of the year coty japan Mazda CX-5 title


Discuss: Mazda CX-5 is 2012 Car of the Year in Japan

2 Responses to “Mazda CX-5 is 2012 Car of the Year in Japan”

  1. crownmazda says:

    No wonder that Mazda CX-5 is 2012 Car of the Year in Japan. I was expecting it as it has best looks and smooth features.

    Many many congratulations to them!!

  2. Mae says:

    Congrats Mazda – now just put that new diesel engine coming to the US in it and we’ll have an even bigger winner. Such a great CUV in need of a bit more go.

Leave a Reply















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

Girl student crashes her chromed Lamborghini Gallardo in campus
Girl student crashes her chromed Lamborghini Gallardo in campusA female student at the Michigan State University has managed to crash her chromed Lamborghini Gallardo while driving around ...
BMW 220d Coupe gets new engine
BMW 220d Coupe gets new engineBMW has made a significant change to the current 220d Coupe, which has dropped the 2.0 liter diesel engine in exchange for a new ...
Toyota Urban Utility Concept unveiled
Toyota Urban Utility Concept unveiledThe Japanese based automaker Toyota has officially pulled the wraps off the Urban Utility Concept, which will be officially ...
Audi R8 crashed while racing Porsche 911, driver gets killed
Audi R8 crashed while racing Porsche 911, driver gets killedAn illegal drag race has ended up tragically for an Audi R8 driver who lost his life while racing a Porsche 911. Supercar ...
Facelifted Volkswagen Touareg gains new engine
Facelifted Volkswagen Touareg gains new engineVolkswagen has introduced a new engine for the facelifted version of the Touareg, which will become available for order starting ...
Range Rover Evoque SVR rendered
Range Rover Evoque SVR renderedThe first renderings with the Range Rover Evoque SVR have hit the web and they are showing the elegant ride in what could be its ...
[VIDEO] See Jerry Seinfeld take a ride in his Porsche 918 Spyder
[VIDEO] See Jerry Seinfeld take a ride in his Porsche 918 SpyderJerry Seinfeld has been recently spotted while taking a ride in his brand new ride, the Porsche 918 Spyder. Famous American ...
Morgan Stanley analyst sees the end of “human driving”
Morgan Stanley analyst sees the end of “human driving”With the advent of the autonomous cars in our life, analysts are also in the race for predictions – which kind of reminds us of ...
[VIDEO] New-gen Renault Twingo gets reviewed by Auto Express
[VIDEO] New-gen Renault Twingo gets reviewed by Auto ExpressThe guys from Auto Express have recently taken out the new generation of the Renault Twingo for a spin in what is probably the ...
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X arrives in Australia
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X arrives in AustraliaJeep has recently announced the introduction of the Wrangler Rubicon X in Australia, where the model in question is coming from ...
US: House committee report criticizes the NHTSA on GM ignition switch mishap
US: House committee report criticizes the NHTSA on GM ignition switch mishapJust a few hours ahead of a new Senate panel hearing that would see NHTSA acting administrator David Friedman appear to answer ...
Recall roundup: Porsche 918 Spyder
Recall roundup: Porsche 918 SpyderPorsche has just issued a recall for its most impressive model ever created, the 918 Spyder, because of some problems with the ...
[VIDEO] Mercedes-Benz AMG GT engine detailed
[VIDEO] Mercedes-Benz AMG GT engine detailedThe German based automaker Mercedes-Benz has released a new video with the recently unveiled AMG GT, in which its engine is being ...
US: Tesla’s direct sales allowed by Massachusetts top court
US: Tesla’s direct sales allowed by Massachusetts top courtThe highest court in the US state of Massachusetts has ruled yesterday against a lawsuit coming from franchised dealerships ...
McLaren 650S Spider finished in red chrome
McLaren 650S Spider finished in red chromeA unique finish has been recently applied to an interesting ride, the McLaren 650S Spider, in the “shape” of a red chrome, ...
Read more automotive news


2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Live Images

lamborghini gallardo chrome crash female student michigan state university 1
Toyota Urban Utility Concept 1
audi r8 crash uk 1
range rover evoque svr 1
jeep-wrangler-rubicon-x-1
mclaren 650s spider red chrome 1
Opel Vivaro Combi 1
Mercedes-Benz G-Class 35 Edition 1
BMW 2-Series Convertible M Sport 1
Spy-Shots of Cars
Spy-Shots of Cars
2015 skoda fabia sedan 1

More automotive from inautonews
A female student at the Michigan State University has managed to crash her chromed Lamborghini Gallardo while driving around campus. Rich parents buying their kids expensive and fast cars should probably invest in some driving lessons first because most of the times the rides will be crashed and ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers No.1 Michael Schumacher
Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers No.1 Michael SchumacherThe greatest driver of the modern age and perhaps the most complete off all-time he rewrote all the conceivable records in such a dominant fashion ...
Can Ricciardo do a Prost ’86?
Can Ricciardo do a Prost ’86?For the third time this season, Mercedes faltered in their 1988-esque campaign and there’s only one man ready to pounce whenever opportunities ...
Test Drive – Mercedes-Benz E250 CDI 4Matic
Test Drive – Mercedes-Benz E250 CDI 4MaticDaimler’s passenger cars division – which consists of the Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands – has vowed to recover the distance from its German ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety US: House committee report criticizes the NHTSA on GM ignition switch mishapJust a few hours ahead of a new Senate panel hearing that would see NHTSA acting administrator ... Recall roundup: Porsche 918 SpyderPorsche has just issued a recall for its most impressive model ever created, the 918 Spyder, ...
Safety Section