Elegant Mazda CX5 crowned as the “Best Premium Compact SUV” in the 2020 edition of GSA

15 / March / 2020

Next Gen. 2020 Mazda CX5 has been crowned as the “Best Premium Compact SUV” in the second edition of the Golden Steering Awards exclusive for SUVs and 4X4 by Qatar’s pioneering automotive magazine Arab Motors Midde East (AMME), in collabortion with the Xtork magazine.

The special test drive unit team at AMME put uncompromised efforts and expertise into testing the entries of this year. Every participating car went through extreme trial of performance and efficiency in engine, suspension, and latest technology boasted by the best SUV’s / 4x4 in the market.

National Car Company is the sole agent for Mazda in Qatar for the last 5 decades. The new 2020 model range of premium Mazda sedans and SUVs are on display at the state of the art showroom located in Al Nasr area and is open 7 days a week from 9 am – 9 pm except on Fridays when the it is open from 4.30 pm – 8.30 pm.

Receiving the award, Mr. Wafik Faik – Managing Director of National Car Company (Mazda Qatar) said, “We are delighted to win this award. Mazda CX-5 is our flagship model which keeps on winning awards and accolades globally in the premium SUV category ever since it was launched, thanks to Mazda’s Human Centric approach evident in the unique Kodo Design, Skyactiv Technology (Vehicle Dynamics), i-Activsense Advanced Safety, unmatched Japanese Quality and Craftsmanship and continuous efforts to improve Fuel Economy and reduce CO2 emissions.”

Mazda CX-5 - New Dimensions of Driving Pleasure
The 2020 model year next generation Mazda CX-5 is now available in Qatar re-emphasizing Mazda’s dream of delivering an SUV which breaks through the traditional trade-off between driving pleasure and passenger comfort.

Mazda is the unique Japanese brand which thrives to create an emotional connection with customers and become an essential part of their lives. To achieve this, Mazda has worked to strengthen the feeling of connection between car and driver, creating human-centered cars that operate in harmony with human sensibilities.

Mazda CX-5 earned the 2020 IIHS “TOP SAFETY PICK+” award for the 5th consecutive Year.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently announced that the Mazda3 Sedan and Hatchback, Mazda6, CX-3, and CX-5 vehicles have earned its 2020 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award. Mazda’s CX-9 Crossover earns an additional TOP SAFETY PICK for 2020 Model Year (MY) when equipped with specific headlights. IIHS noted Mazda as a standout, earning more awards than any other automaker.

Feel Pure Driving Pleasure: Skyactiv Technology
Mazda’s path breaking SKYACTIV family of technologies that lifts performance to new heights and delivers sheer driving pleasure at the same time. Effortless joyful driving makes one feel alive!

Ingenious Solutions Spark Breakthroughs
Mazda’s engineers design their cars to a feeling, not a spec sheet. They know they got it right when the car feels like it has come to life. And at the heart of every Mazda is its engine – its life force. Mazda is constantly looking for ways to increase the efficiency of its engines without sacrificing performance. While most of the automotive world has given up on innovating the internal combustion engine, Mazda believes there is still room for improvement. It is this obsession with squeezing more efficiency through continuous improvements that has led to some of Mazda’s most prolific breakthroughs.

Kodo Design - Breathing Life into the Car
The Kodo – Soul Motion design, breathing life into the car, has been redefined by strengthening the low, wide expression of the evolved Mazda identity. Mazda has settled on ‘refined toughness’ as a keyword and challenged themselves to elevate the KODO concept to a new level. Inspired by traditional Japanese crafts, Mazda has pursued minimalist aesthetics -LESS IS MORE CONCEPT free of all non-essential elements. The result is a bold and premium-looking exterior, and an interior that gives all occupants a pleasant feeling.

Driving Dynamics
New CX-5 adopts G-Vectoring Control Plus, the first of the SKYACTIV-VEHICLE

DYNAMICS technologies. Driving performance has been polished in line with human sensibilities, realizing dynamic behavior that corresponds with driver expectations and a comfortable ride with minimal torso-sway for all vehicle’s occupants. The cabin is quieter, allowing for more comfortable conversation, and the rear seats provide greater levels of comfort and usability.

The All New CX5 comes with a SKYACTIV-G 2.5 direct-injection gasoline engine. paired with the six-speed SKYACTIV-DRIVE automatic-manual transmission. These powertrains provide powerful acceleration delivering power output of 187hp@ 5,700 rpm and torque of 250Nm@ 5000 rpm (AWD).

Mazda’s unwavering commitment to making vehicles that thrill and delight is evident in the driving dynamics derived from the confident inspiring i-ACTIV AWD which is far ahead in technology and performance than any contemporary crossover SUV.

The assurance of i-ACTIV all-wheel drive comes through its sensors, which take into account factors like steering angle, throttle inputs and wheel-spin along with temperature and use of wipers to paint a clear picture of the outside conditions. i-ACTIV all-wheel drive can adjust power output more than 200 times per second, using 27 different variables, to “predict” what the road conditions look like.

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