Mazda CX-5 crowned ‘Best Premium Compact SUV’
March 16 2020 12:51 AM
Officials pose with the award in front of the Mazda CX-5.
Officials pose with the award in front of the Mazda CX-5.

The next-generation 2020 Mazda CX-5 has been crowned the ‘Best Premium Compact SUV’ in the second edition of the Golden Steering Awards (GSA), given exclusively for SUVs and 4X4s by Qatar-based automotive magazine ‘Arab Motors Middle East’ in collaboration with Xtork magazine.
Every participating vehicle went through an “extreme trial of performance and efficiency” in terms of the engine, suspension and latest technologies, a press statement noted.
National Car Company has been the sole agent for Mazda in Qatar for the last five decades.
The new 2020 model range of premium Mazda sedans and SUVs is on display at the showroom located in the Al Nasr area, which is open seven days a week.
The timings are from 9am until 9pm, except on Fridays when it remains open from 4.30pm until 8.30pm.
Wafik Faik, managing director of National Car Company (Mazda Qatar), said: “We are delighted to win this award. Mazda CX5 is our flagship model, which has kept winning awards and accolades globally in the premium SUV category ever since its launch, 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.”
The 2020 model-year next-generation Mazda CX-5 is now available in Qatar, re-emphasising Mazda’s dream of delivering an SUV that 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-centred cars that operate in harmony with human sensibilities,” the statement pointed out.
Meanwhile, 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 the 2020 model-year when equipped with specific headlights.
IIHS noted Mazda as a standout performer, earning more awards than any other automaker.
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.
The Kodo – Soul Motion design 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.
The 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, realising dynamic behaviour 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 CX-5 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 [email protected],700rpm and torque of [email protected],000rpm (AWD).

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