Lifestyle Mazda Celebrates WhatCar? 2010 Double Award Win For Mazda6

The popular Mazda6 has scooped its fifth and sixth What Car? Car of the Year awards being crowned both ‘Family Car’ and ‘Estate Car of the Year 2010’ at the prestigious What Car? Awards held at the Grosvenor House hotel in London.

The Mazda6, available at Lifestyle Mazda in Horsham, Crawley and Eastbourne, impressed a panel of three judges with its performance, reliability and affordability after evaluating three cars in each of the ‘Family Car’ and ‘Estate Car’ categories.

Now in its 33rd year, the What Car? Car of the Year Awards compares 392 different models across 16 major categories.

Peter Lawson, panel judge for the ‘Family Car’ category commended the Mazda6 for its practicality, comfort, class, reliability and its fun to drive appeal, claiming: “If you choose wisely, you can have all these talents wrapped up in one car: the Mazda6.”

He added: “What’s more, this Mazda’s resale values are stronger than a body-builder’s biceps.”

Steve Fowler, What Car? Editor commented on Mazda’s double triumph: “The Mazda6 Hatchback and Estate outclassed contenders in the ‘Family Car’ and ‘Estate Car’ categories with its overall package of practicality and good looks proving too much for the competition. The Mazda6 ticks all the right boxes when it comes to company car and family car drivers making an informed car purchase”.

Mark Spowage: “We are truly delighted that the Mazda6 has been crowned the What Car? ‘Family Car’ and ‘Estate Car of the Year’.  These are the fifth and sixth awards from What Car? for the Mazda6, which is further confirmation why it is one of the most popular models in the range.

“The current model has sold particularly well at Lifestyle Mazda thanks to its high levels of comfort, flexibility, dynamic handling and great engine; attributes which have been particularly popular among families and company car drivers.  We are now looking forward to introducing the Mazda6 range to even more car buyers in Horsham, Crawley and Eastbourne.”

The Mazda6 Estate impressed judges with the same attributes of the Mazda6 hatchback yet the extra space and clever mechanisms ‘dazzled’ panel judge Barnaby Jones and beat off stiff competition for the ‘Estate Car of the Year’ title .

The Mazda6 range, priced from £16,115 on-the-road and available at Lifestyle Mazda, inspired a decisive reaction from the judges and claimed the ‘Family Car’ and ‘Estate Car’ titles from the Skoda Superb and Ford Mondeo in the ‘Family Car’ category, while the Mazda6 Estate outshone the Skoda Octavia Estate and Mercedes E-Class in the ‘Estate Car’ category.

Mazda6 is offered with a choice of four powertrains and five equipment levels.  Each of the equipment levels – S, TS, TS2, Sport and Sports Luxury are highly specified within its price band. Specification upgrades on the Mazda6 in 2009 included a new standard equipment feature on 15 models from the £18,440 TS2 – Mazda’s innovative safety-boosting lane‑change ‘Rear Vehicle Monitoring System’.

To find out more about the Mazda6 range or to arrange a test-drive, please call Lifestyle Mazda on Horsham, 01403 254 331, Crawley, 01293 845 000 or Eastbourne, 01323 737 233 or visit the your nearest showroom.

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