2013 MAZDA CX-5 NAMED BEST CROSSOVER VEHICLE BY HISPANIC MOTOR PRESS AWARDS

 2013 MAZDA CX-5 NAMED BEST CROSSOVER VEHICLE BY HISPANIC MOTOR PRESS AWARDS

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2013 CX-5 today was named a Top
Ten Car of 2013 by the jurors of the Hispanic Motor Press Awards. Selected as
the best vehicle in the Crossover Vehicle category, CX-5 is Mazda's first
vehicle to fully incorporate SKYACTIV®^^[1] TECHNOLOGY as well as the KODO
"Soul of Motion" design language. Offering best-in-class combined fuel
economy, including the highest highway miles per gallon (MPG) of any SUV sold
in North America – hybrid or not – at 35 MPG, the 2013 CX-5 also boasts
Zoom-Zoom-inspired driving dynamics and superior safety with its "Top Safety
Pick" distinction from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

"We are honored by this recognition from the Hispanic Motor Press Awards
jury," said Jim O'Sullivan, president and CEO, Mazda North American Operations
(MNAO). "The CX-5 is a consistent success in many respects with its
outstanding handling, safety and fuel economy but also with its overall value
to all consumers by being a vehicle that doesn't compromise, doesn't offer
excuses, but instead exceeds expectations."

"Mazda has prevailed as the Japanese 'driver's' brand," said the Hispanic
Motor Press Awards panel in a statement. "Their engineers broke new barriers
in engine technology, and the Mazda CX-5 is the best example of a compact
utility vehicle in the market today."

In its third year, the Hispanic Motor Press Awards are chosen by a 10-person
panel of judges consisting of highly-respected Hispanic-market journalists,
many with automotive backgrounds, as well as Hispanic leaders in the
automotive industry. Only vehicles that are all new and available to
consumers in all 50 states are eligible. Winners in the 10 vehicle categories
are selected based on design, comfort, safety, fuel economy, handling,
performance, functionality, price and driver satisfaction. More information
on the Hispanic Motor Press Awards and this year's Top Ten vehicles can be
found at www.hispanicmotorpressawards.com.

This is the second time Mazda has been recognized by the Hispanic automotive
community. The 2011 MAZDASPEED3 was named Best 5-Door Vehicle during the
awards' inaugural year.

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and
oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda
vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700
dealers.Operations in Mexico are managed byMazdaMotor de Mexico in
MexicoCity. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography
and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at
www.mazdausamedia.com.

[1] SKYACTIV is a registered trademark of Mazda Motor Corporation (MC).

SOURCE Mazda North American Operations

Website: http://www.mazdausa.com
Contact: Beverly Braga, Mazda North American Operations, +1-949-727-6751, or
Eric Booth, Mazda North American Operations, +1-949-727-6144
 
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