HIROSHIMA, Japan-Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that the Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover SUV has been named Thailand Car of the Year 2016 by the Thai Automotive Journalists Association.
New models assembled in Thailand and launched between Oct. 1, 2015 and Sept. 30, 2016 were eligible for Thailand Car of the Year 2016. The CX-3 was chosen as the top pick among ten finalists by a judging panel comprising over 40 automotive journalists.
The CX-3 was the fifth model in Mazda's new-generation line-up of vehicles featuring SKYACTIV technology and KODO-Soul of Motion design. It combines premium styling with dimensions and packaging that make it easy to use in any situation and performance that makes it a genuine pleasure to drive. Production of the award-winning CX-3 began at Auto Alliance (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Mazda's production facility in Thailand, in October 2015 and 4,787 units of the model were sold in the country in 2016.
Mazda will exhibit the updated CX-3 for the first time in Thailand at the 38th Bangkok International Motor Show. The show opens to special guests on March 27, to the press on March 28, and is open to the general public from March 29 through April 9.