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2014 MAZDA3 NAMED FINALIST FOR GREEN CAR OF THE YEAR
- Global Best-Seller Offers Best-in-Class Fuel Economy and New Design -
IRVINE, Calif. (October 17, 2013) – The 2014 Mazda3 today was named a finalist for the 2014 Green Car of the Year by Green Car Journal. Finalists for the Green Car of the Year are selected for their achievements in raising the bar in environmental performance.
The all-new 2014 Mazda3 is built from the ground up with the award-winning SKYACTIV®1 TECHNOLOGY, Mazda’s engineering approach toward increasing overall vehicle efficiency, performance and fuel economy, while reducing CO2 emissions. In 2013, Mazda’s SKYACTIV technology earned the 2013 Green Car Technology Award from Green Car Journal.
“Mazda continues to push the boundaries with its SKYACTIV technology in order to offer consumers world-class vehicle efficiency and it is an honor to have the 2014 Mazda3 named a finalist for the Green Car of the Year,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO).
With the full complement of SKYACTIV® technologies combined with the handsome styling of the KODO design and the segment exclusive i-ELOOP capacitor-based regenerative engine braking system, the 2014 Mazda3 touts best-in-class fuel economy with 41 highway mpg.
The 2014 Mazda3, available in four-door and five-door models, is offered in four trim levels – SV (sedan only), Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. On sale now, pricing starts at less than $17,0002 MSRP for sedans and less than $19,000 MSRP for five-door configurations.
“The all-new 2014 Mazda3 is a stand-out that clearly benefits from Mazda’s award-winning SKYACTIV technology,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and CarsOfChange.com. “The artful combination of high efficiency, appealing style, infotainment, and driving enjoyment result in an affordable model that’s right at home as a Green Car of the Year nominee.”
1 SKYACTIV is a registered trademark of Mazda Motor Corporation (MC).
2 Starting price is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for lowest trim level. MSRP does not include $795 destination charge (Alaska $840), title, taxes, license, options and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary.
Since the inaugural Green Car of the Year award was announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2005, Green Car Journal has been honoring the most important “green” vehicles every year. Green Car of the Year jurors include auto enthusiast and Tonight Show host Jay Leno, plus leaders of the nation’s major environmental organizations including Jean-Michel Cousteau, president of Ocean Futures Society; Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council; Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club; and Matt Petersen, board member of Global Green USA. Green Car Journal editors round out the 2014 Green Car of the Year® jury.
Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through more than 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and b-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at www.mazdausamedia.com.
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For further information: Eric Booth, Mazda North American Operations (949) 727-6144