The Mazda CX-4 was named China’s Car Design of the Year in the 2017 China Car of the Year awards on Nov. 17, 2016. It’s the first time Mazda has won an award in the prestigious series organized by the Chinese Automotive Media Chief Editors’ Club and PRIME Research & Consulting (Shanghai) Ltd.
Mazda launched the CX-4 crossover SUV, which features SKAYCTIV Technology and KODO—Soul of Motion design, in the Chinese market in June this year. Sales of the model had reached 21,860 units by the end of October.
The CX-4 provides outstanding environmental and safety performance, and provides a Jinba-Ittai driving experience on any kind of road. It features large wheels and SUV-like clearance, and Mazda’s new-generation all-wheel-drive system, i-ACTIV AWD, ensures excellent all-road performance. A beautiful design imparts a striking presence and intuitive functionality makes the vehicle easy to use in daily driving situations.
“Thank you very much for this prestigious award,” said Iwao Koizumi, Chief Designer of the CX-4. “I’m delighted that people in China appreciate the value of CX-4’s design. I sincerely hope the beauty of the CX-4 strikes a chord with Chinese customers, provides them with pride and joy, and helps to strengthen their connection to the Mazda brand.”
Chief Designer Iwao Koizumi receives the trophy from China COTY judges Song Qing (L) and Liang Hong (R) at the 2017 China Car of the Year awards ceremony
- Here is our press release announcing the unveiling of the Mazda CX-4 in Beijing on April 25: