The online car review site Carbuyer has named the Mazda CX-5 the "best winter car" of 2015 in its annual Best Car Awards.
Featuring award categories that reflect exactly what UK car buyers search for online, Carbuyer recognised the four-wheel-drive CX-5's combination of all-wheel-drive grip and excellent efficiency.
Carbuyer editor Stuart Milne said: "The Mazda CX-5 offers all you could want in a car for winter, but its excellent fuel economy, handsome design and fun-to-drive persona means it also has year-round appeal."
Thanks to Mazda's SKYACTIV technology and its focus on lightweight materials and efficiency through advanced engine, chassis and transmission systems, the 2015 Mazda CX-5 is a compact SUV that delivers competitive fuel economy and low CO2 emissions without compromising performance or driving dynamics.
Mazda UK sales director Peter Allibon added: "No other vehicle in the Mazda range demonstrates the value of SKYACTIV technology more clearly than the Mazda CX-5. It has allowed the company to build a compact SUV that delivers outstanding fuel economy and low CO2 emissions without compromising either performance or driving dynamics. And now, for 2015, significant enhancements and standard equipment upgrades make the Mazda CX-5 more price-competitive than ever before."
The new Mazda CX-5 will go on sale in the UK from April 1, 2015, featuring significant interior trim and standard equipment upgrades.