WHICH? has just rated Mazda the best car maker at its second annual awards – and its dealers played a big part in the honour.
Sir Stirling Moss OBE presented the award to Mazda’s MD Rob Lindley, at an event attended not only by retailers, but representatives from the Government, trade bodies and regulators.
The awards recognise companies that best serve the interests of consumers. Which? praised Mazda for its ‘blend of excellent value for money, reliability and innovation. A major advantage is that nearly all Mazda offerings are interesting to drive. There’s something for everyone in the Mazda range.’
‘Here at Which? we dig deep to look at trends that are shaping the future of mass motoring. Mazda’s focus on small innovations that make owners’ lives easier is to be commended. A great example is Mazda’s use of lightweight components on the new Mazda2 and Mazda6 ranges, which help to save petrol or diesel and offset high fuel prices. This bucks the trend seen in most new models.’
Significantly, Which? also singled out Mazda’s dealers. They score above average for customer care both in car sales, plus servicing and repair – something the consumer title places great emphasis on.
Lindley was chuffed. ‘Winning this influential accolade is testimony to the achievements of the entire Mazda team – from designers and product developers to dealers and service personnel.’
Mazda edged out the previous winner, Toyota, as well as other runners-up Audi, BMW, Honda and Lexus.