Mazda3 won the Car of the Year award in the small sedan segment

Sleek, well-equipped, Mazda3 overcame rivals to win the Car of the Year award with the highest score in the C-segment sedan segment.

In the 2021 Car of the Year award system, the C-size sedan is the most competitive segment. This segment has 5 models including Honda Civic, Toyota Altis, Mazda3, Kia K3 and Hyundai Elantra.

Civic, Mazda3 and K3 are three models that all have the same percentage of readers, while other segments are more different. And before the scoring ends, Mazda3 is the model that many readers believe will win in the end.

Mazda3 won the Car of the Year award in the small sedan segment

Thaco’s representative received the Car of the Year award in the C-segment sedan segment of Mazda3. Photo: Ngoc Thanh

As many readers predicted, Mazda3 surpassed its competitors to win the Car of the Year in the C-segment sedan segment with a score of 74.85. Honda Civic followed closely with 74.49 points. K3 finished third with 72.53 points.

Mazda3 is one of the most prominent models of the Mazda brand with stable sales and growth in many markets, including demanding markets such as the US and Europe. In Vietnam, Mazda3 has long been recognized by the market as the standard car for the C-segment thanks to its Kodo design and special integration of many superior technologies compared to its competitors.

Kodo 2.0 design language inspired by the RX-Vision concept has removed all limitations of the old version. The curves are straightened, the lines are simpler and more seamless, like the LED light clusters with the large grille. Overall, the sedan school car and more refined.

The interior is more eye-catching when completely changing the style, developing horizontally. The air conditioning system and air vents form a small strip neatly placed right under the dashboard. While the central screen is upright towards the driver, the leveled dashboard creates visual depth, reducing boredom for the space below. Leather is used to the maximum, while minimizing plastic. The second row of seats has comfortable leg room, but the first row will feel a bit cramped for tall passengers. Some details seem to be inspired by luxury car manufacturers such as the folding door handle like on Porsche, while the key is square like that of Volvo.

Mazda3 got 74.85 points higher than two other competitors in the same segment, Honda Civic and Kia K3.

Mazda3 got 74.85 points higher than two other competitors in the same segment, Honda Civic and Kia K3.

Mazda3 also scores plus points in comfort. Most of the external details that affect the driver are automatic. Electric rearview mirror, electric folding, automatically lowers the projection angle when reverse gear is engaged. Automatic wipers. LED headlights automatically turn on, automatically adjust the projection angle, expand the projection angle when steering and automatically change phase / core depending on traffic conditions.

The new SkyActiv-G engine is highly appreciated by experts in terms of improving performance and fuel economy thanks to direct fuel injection technology with a high compression ratio. The improvements make it more fuel efficient and significantly reduce emissions, meeting ULEV emissions standards, which means extremely low emissions.

The driving experience is enjoyable when the car is equipped with G-Vectoring Control (GVC) technology that actively supports speed and acceleration control, optimizing balance and body stability through cornering impact. steering, steering speed.

i-Activesense intelligent active safety support system with unique features in the segment such as automatic throttle integrated with radar (MRCC), intelligent active brake support (SBS), control and hold lanes, blind spot warning and more.

In Vietnam, Mazda3 is currently sold at a suggested price of VND 669-849 million.

Car Awards 2021 is the first professional program in Vietnam to vote and honor the typical car models of the market. VnExpress-Xe organization, in order to create a reputable reference source for readers, systematic, can synthesize the reviews of experts and experienced users.

The Car Awards 2021 ecosystem has a series of events, the focus being on the “Car of the Year” and “Car of the Year” polls for each segment.

“Car of the Year 2021” is the final award of the Car Awards 2021, selected by the Organizing Committee from the top 15 models in each segment. The selected car model must ensure the criteria to meet the current needs of Vietnamese customers, and at the same time update the trends of the world auto industry, be able to forecast and suggest demand for consumers in the future. near future.

The awards in each segment will be selected by the Jury with the structure: 60% of the points come from the Expert Panel and 40% of the points come from experienced readers. The expert panel selected by the Organizing Committee is specialized journalists, vehicle evaluation experts, technical experts, sales and product experts. Meanwhile, experienced readers are those who have used cars for many years and completed professional questionnaires given by the Organizing Committee.

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