2020 Mazda3 Wins World Car Design of the Year

April 30th, 2020 by


The Mazda3 was awarded the 2020 World Car Design of the Year Award at the World Car Awards (WCA). The Mazda3 is Mazda’s second car to be given this award with the Mazda MX-5 winning the award in 2016.

“Mazda is honored to be recognized with this prestigious award,” said Masahiro Moro, Chairman and CEO of Mazda North American Operations. “While we’re pleased to receive this good news, we remain focused on the health and safety of our employees, dealers, customers, and communities. We look forward to celebrating with our Mazda family in the future.”

The Mazda3 adopts a matured Kodo design, which has received recognition around the world. It’s design takes inspiration from Japanese aesthetics with a ‘less is more’ approach. The result is a unique design that creates subtle hints of light and shadow that glides over the car’s body.


Mazda marks one hundred years of existence this year, during which we have always built cars that provide driving pleasure with the aim to brighten people’s lives in any era. Looking to the next century, we will continue providing our car-loving customers with exceptional products, designs, technologies and experiences, to create that special feeling of wanting to treasure and hold onto your Mazda for as long as you can.

World Car of the Year was established in 2004 by an international group of automotive journalists. This year’s judging panel consisted of 86 journalists from over 25 different countries. The 2020 results were announced by the World Car Awards in Toronto on April 8 local time.