Mazda News Round Up From May

Mazda response to incorrect consumer association new car warranties press release issued by Which? A Consumer Association press release issued by Which? dated Thursday 6 May 2004 has incorrectly cited Mazda as a company which has a restricted warranty programme forcing customers to use their own franchised dealers. This is factually incorrect and Mazda will be requesting that the Consumer Association publish a correction.

Mazda reports strong FY2003 results Mazda Motor Corporation today reported significant increases in all profit levels for FY2003. The Hiroshima-based company announced that FY2003 operating profits represented the company’s strongest performance in a decade.

Mazda6 retains best user-chooser accolade in 2004 Fleet World Honours The all-conquering Mazda6, which has taken the company car market by storm since its launch almost two years ago, has been voted the Best User-Chooser Car in the 2004 Fleet World Honours.

New stars join Mazda2 range Mazda has simplified the popular Mazda2 line-up and introduced two new stars offering customers higher specification while maintaining the value for money pricing that is so important for superminis, priced from £7,995 to £10,495 on-the-road.

Mazda RX-8 continues to take UK market by storm Mazda RX-8 continues to take the UK sports coupé market by storm with over 5,000 vehicles sold since launch, and 3,598 in 2004 so far, over 60 per cent of Mazda’s original sales target for the year.

Mazda RX-8 internet campaign receives award for innovation An internet pre-order campaign for the revolutionary Mazda RX-8 has won the New Media Age Effectiveness Award for Retail 2004.

Mazda's Renesis rotary engine honoured for second year Mazda's revolutionary RENESIS rotary engine, which powers the Mazda RX-8 sports coupé, has won the trophy for best engine in the 2.5 to 3.0-litre category at this year’s International Engine of the Year Awards.

Mazda "Zoom-Zooms" into ING Car Lease Fleet The aspirational and motivational stature of Mazda’s 2004 car line-up has led to ING Car Lease including the manufacturer on its own company car choice list for the first time.

Mazda Motors UK Managing Director receives J.D. Power Award Phil Waring, managing director of Mazda UK, has accepted the J.D. Power and Associates awards for third best manufacturer and most improved manufacturer for customer service.

Mazda6 triumphs again with Diesel Car award The Mazda6 has claimed the ‘Best Diesel Family Car’ title in the 2004 Diesel Car Awards. This latest accolade brings the total of awards won by the Mazda6 since its 2002 introduction to an impressive 17.

Published 12 June 2004 Melanie Carter

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