Mazda 3 is the 2019 Women’s World Car of the Year

Mazda 3 is the 2019 Women’s World Car of the Year

The new Mazda3 has been named as the 2019 Women’s World Car of the Year, edging out a competitive field that included the likes of the Audi e-Tron Quattro, G20 BMW 3 Series, Tesla Model 3 and Volvo S60.

In addition to being named as the Supreme Winner, the fourth-gen Mazda 3 also took home the Family Car of the Year gong at the COTY awards, which was held in Dubai last weekend alongside the Dubai International Motor Show.

Other category winners were the Kia XCeed, which took the Urban Car award, and the Kia Soul EV, which was named as the Green Car of the Year. The BMW 8 Series won the Luxury Car title, while the Performance Car award went to the Porsche 911. Meanwhile, the new Range Rover Evoque was named as the SUV/Crossover of the Year.

Established in 2010, the Women’s World Car of the Year is voted on by a panel of female judges from over 30 different countries, who are asked to vote according to criteria women use when buying a car. These include
safety, value-for-money, aesthetic appearance, storage space, child–friendliness, ease-of-driving, colour, sex appeal and a vehicle’s environmental footprint, elements that appeal very strongly to women.

The new Mazda 3 was launched in Malaysia in July, and is available in three variants (1.5, 2.0 High and 2.0 High Plus) and two body styles (sedan and hatchback) locally.

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Anthony Lim

Anthony Lim believes that nothing is better than a good smoke and a car with character, with good handling aspects being top of the prize heap. Having spent more than a decade and a half with an English tabloid daily never being able to grasp the meaning of brevity or being succinct, he wags his tail furiously at the idea of waffling - in greater detail - about cars and all their intrinsic peculiarities here.

 

Comments

  • Sick & Tired on Nov 19, 2019 at 11:01 am

    Nice front headlights, curvy design & alluring back ..

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    • Asam laksa on Nov 19, 2019 at 12:06 pm

      I really hope Proton can learn from Mazda how to design something stunning and mind-blowing in order to win a design award. Until today, Proton hasn’t win any design award as Proton designs are game over

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      • Rakyat Malaysia on Nov 19, 2019 at 12:34 pm

        We don’t need Proton to design something so difficult and costly to repair like Mazda cars.
        Proton owners are typically lower on the income scale so they cannot afford to repair if their cars are so stunning design but takes ‘000 of RM to do simple body repairs.
        Proton is the rakyat’s car so it is better they stick to their current designs which are easier and cheaper to repair. Mazda is a game over brand here, selling so few thanks to their difficult to repair bodies, many prospective owners got scared and bought other cars which is easier to repair.
        So we appreciate that Proton is taking our cost of repair into consideration, they really are the rakyat’s car. Thank you Proton.

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        • Kassim B Khairul on Nov 19, 2019 at 12:55 pm

          Agreed! People’s car must be easy to repair, kudos to Proton for their simpler design in catering for this criteria. Even bengkel bawah pokok ceri can do body repairs on a Proton.

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        • Suckit on Nov 20, 2019 at 4:31 pm

          This mentality is why proton will forever be just a 3rd world insignificant car brand that can at best just rebadge to save it’s life. Yea downvote me butthurt proton shills.

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      • Kassim B Khairul on Nov 19, 2019 at 12:57 pm

        Case in point: Proton body touch up spray. RM600.
        Mazda Soulful Red body touch up spray. RM 2000.

        How can Proton users afford for Mazda repair works?

        Like or Dislike: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 1
        • Where on earth a silly fool pay 2k for a touch up? I m driving one and it cost 200 more to spray my bumper compare to my other car.

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  • Stone on Nov 19, 2019 at 11:42 am

    There goes the male market segment :)

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    • mysteav on Nov 19, 2019 at 12:34 pm

      This sissy soft hatch lemau. true blue hot blooded males get Suprima tebo hothatch . period

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 11 Thumb down 5
      • Janna Nick's Fans on Nov 19, 2019 at 1:58 pm

        The award is for both sedan and hatchback.
        Not selectively for the hatchback 3.

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  • 25yrsOld on Nov 19, 2019 at 11:44 am

    Both the Mazda 3 Hatcback and Sedan that get awarded
    ‘Womens World COTY’.

    Congratulations.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 1
  • Jantan on Nov 19, 2019 at 11:54 am

    sudah tentu, bukan Jantan Award..
    hehe, shy shy..

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  • Curry Laksa on Nov 19, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Where Men’s World Car of the Year??

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0
  • “These include safety, value-for-money, aesthetic appearance, storage space, child–friendliness, ease-of-driving, colour, sex appeal”
    WTH….something is wrong with the voting criteria? Who in the world vote car for sex??

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  • Congratulations, “Women” COTY. Hahaha…
    For men who have bought this, can give to your wife or girl friend as xmas gift.

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    • Nfssucks on Nov 20, 2019 at 4:33 pm

      Still better then whatever junk your using am I right scrub? Hahaha…

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  • Ouch Dee on Nov 19, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    People’s creativity is beyond your imagination nowadays.

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  • 7yearsfd1 on Nov 19, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Make MPS / Mazdaspeed 3 please

    look so hot need more power

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  • haha…

    unfortunate …. myvi not launching worldwide yet….
    god car just sleeping, not bordering ….

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  • Pak Ahmad on Nov 20, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    I own the liftback 2.0 and loving it! Worth the 162 k.

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