AUTO MEDIA NAME MAZDA6 BEST NEW VEHICLE AT ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

  AUTO MEDIA NAME MAZDA6 BEST NEW VEHICLE AT ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2013

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Greater Atlanta Automotive
Media Association (GAAMA) yesterday named the 2014 Mazda6 "Best New Vehicle"
at the Atlanta International Auto Show.

GAAMA President Davis Adams said, "The new Mazda6 has a mix of all the right
things for a great car: reliability, outstanding fuel efficiency, stunning
design and affordable pricing. It's just what a car should be for drivers
today."

Completely redesigned for 2014, Mazda6 starts at $20,880^[1] MSRP and features
Mazda's ground-breaking all-new suite of SKYACTIV®^^[1] technologies – engine,
transmission, body and chassis – all working together to deliver outstanding
driving performance and fuel efficiency. The SKYACTIV-Body and
SKYACTIV-Chassis ensure that the vehicle structure is not only reinforced and
quiet but also rigid and able to absorb impact. The SKYACTIV-Body is comprised
of 61.0 percent high-tensile steel, creating a lighter, stronger body with
superior handling while the SKYACTIV-Chassis weighs less than current Mazda
platforms and includes a front strut suspension and a multi-link rear format
along with an assortment of design changes.

"It is an honor to receive this award for the Mazda6," said Jim O'Sullivan,
Mazda North American Operations' (MNAO) President and CEO. "With class-leading
highway fuel economy of 38 mpg, the Mazda6 is not only fuel efficient, but
stylish and fun to drive as well."

GAAMA was founded to further the professionalism of the automotive media,
provide a forum for newsworthy people and products connected with the
automotive industry and to bring together people whose activities are related
to the field of automotive journalism, public relations and related fields for
the mutual benefit of all parties.

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 more than 700
dealers.Operations in Mexico are managed byMazdaMotor de Mexico in
MexicoCity.

For more information on Mazda vehicles, visit the online Mazda media center
atwww.mazdausamedia.com.

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

SOURCE Mazda North American Operations

Website: http://www.mazdausa.com
Contact: Tamara Mlynarczyk, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO),
+1-202-431-6325