Mazda Earns Three German Design Awards

German Design Awards

Mazdas are some of the most beautifully designed vehicles on the road. When a Mazda drives by, heads are sure to turn because those automobiles feature unique lines that are sure to be recognized.

According to a press release, Mazda earned three German Design Awards in three different categories. That’s impressive.

The awards, which were part of the Automotive Brand Contest, celebrate achievements in product design and integration. All seen in Mazda’s design.

Mazda’s Global Design Team received one of the awards for their excellence in achievement.

The Bike by KODO Concept also received an award for its innovative design.

Finally, the newest member of the Mazda family, the Mazda CX-3, received an award for its excellent styling, both inside and out.

“We are very excited about the awards presented to the CX-3, the Bike by KODO Concept and especially our Global Design Team,” said Ikuo Maeda, Executive Officer and Design Chief of Mazda’s Design Division. “The entire team will continue to work to create dynamic and energetic designs that will excite our customers.”

We look forward to what Mazda designs next and also remember to visit Parks Mazda, so you can schedule a test drive in one of these beautifully designed vehicles.


2016 Mazda CX-3 Expected to Stand Out in the Subcompact Crossover Segment

The subcompact crossover segment has been booming in recent years. Small SUVs like the new 2016 Mazda CX-3 didn’t even exist in the US just a few years ago, and now you can’t hit the road without seeing one. Their popularity is undeniable, and automakers nationwide are competing to create the most appealing subcompact crossover SUVs in the market. While the competition is certainly stiff, we have to say–Mazda may have nailed it with the 2016 CX-3.

These tiny SUVs are smaller than the crossovers we’ve come to love, and their advantages are numerous. Their small size makes them ideal for navigating city streets and offers unprecedented fuel efficiency. Because they share underpinnings with existing cars (the CX-3 shares the Mazda 2’s underpinnings), automakers don’t have to make a huge investment in technology to add new, fuel-efficient vehicles to their lineup.

While the subcompact  crossover segment is getting a bit crowded, forbes.com suggests that the 2016 Mazda CX-3 is poised to stand out in the crowd. As is typical with Mazda vehicles drivers can expect styling and driving dynamics comparable to premium cars, but with a competitive price in line with mass-market vehicles like the Nissan Juke.

The CX-3 will be based on the new Mazda 2, but buyers will find and upgraded engine under the hood–proving you really can have your cake and eat it, too.

Keep your eye out for the all-new 2016 CX-3 to make its way into dealerships like Parks Mazda next year.


Sporty Mazda 6 Coupe Rumored to Be in the Company’s Future

The rumor mill for Mazda is buzzing this month with some interesting speculations. We already know Mazda is fully committed to releasing five new models to the market by March of 2016. We also know for certain that new, improved versions of the Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover, CX-9 crossover, and MX-5 Miata roadster will be coming out in the next two years. Now Auto Express is hinting at the possibility of a brand new, sporty, Mazda 6 Coupe that might be in the plans for the company.

If this is true, Mazda might be making plans to step into the premium world of the automaking industry. The buzz about Mazda’s interest in this market isn’t new, but this is the first time rumors about it were centered on the Mazda 6 coupe.

If it is true, Auto Express believes it will likely be designed around the 2010 Shinari concept with some Skyactiv elements in the actual engine of the rumored coupe.

Parks Mazda will be keeping an eye on these rumors in the future to see what Mazda’s true move is going to be. To learn more about the up and coming cars from Mazda, check back weekly!