The Mazda MX-5 has been named Sports Car of the Year in the Company Car Today CCT100 Awards. The CCT100 is Company Car Today’s definitive list of the 100 cars that can fulfil any business car requirement. A shortlist containing the top five cars in each category is assessed across 13 key factors that make an excellent company car, including emissions, price, running costs, company car tax, practicality, desirability and the driving experience to select the CCT100 Award winners.
Commenting on the award, Company Car Today Editor Paul Barker, said: “the MX-5 continues to be our go-to sports car, collecting the Company Car Today CCt100 Sports Car of the Year award for the fourth time. There’s nothing else in the market that can touch the MX-5 for its combination of driving enjoyment and running costs, making it a go-to choice for those lucky perk users that are able to choose such a grin-inducing two-seat roadster as their company car.”
Since its debut at the 1989 Chicago Motor Show, across all four-generations the Mazda MX-5 has perfectly embodied Mazda’s famous Jinba Ittai ‘car-and-driver as one’ ethos, which combined with its style, fun factor and affordability has seen it become world’s bestselling two-seater sports car.
As popular as ever the Mazda MX-5 continues to be the performance halo of the Mazda range and the 10-model 2021 Mazda MX-5 range features four Convertible models with six Retractable Fastback RFs. As before, the range features SE-L, Sport, Sport Tech and GT Sport Tech trim levels and a choice of 132ps 1.5-litre and 184ps 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G engines.
Across, the whole range the 2021 model-year MX-5 now features wireless Apple CarPlay as standard, while GT Sport Tech models now feature Light Stone Leather, replacing the burgundy leather of the 2020 model year car, plus RF GT Sport Tech cars now have a stand-out black roof. The 2021 Mazda MX-5 also sees the introduction of Deep Crystal Blue Mica to the colour choice for Mazda’s sports car.
Additionally, both the 194ps 2.0-litre 100th Anniversary Edition and 132ps 1.5-litre R-Sport limited edition models are still available in the dealer network. Limited to just 150 examples, the R-Sport Convertible features free-of-charge Polymetal Grey metallic paint and a grey soft-top hood, while 16-inch RAYS gunmetal alloy wheels finish the unique exterior look of this special edition.
Celebrating Mazda’s 2020 centenary year, just 100 examples of the 100th Anniversary MX-5 came to the UK. With Snowflake White Pearlescent exterior paint contrasted with burgundy interior carpet and burgundy leather seats, the 100th Anniversary Special Edition features a host of bespoke touches, including the unique 100th Anniversary badge featuring on the burgundy floormats, on the key fob and embossed into the headrests. Externally, the same badge is on the wheel centres and the side of the car. Additionally, the 100th Anniversary MX-5 Convertible features a Dark Cherry fabric roof.
Commenting on the yet another award win for the Mazda MX-5, Jeremy Thomson, Managing Director Mazda UK said: “What a fantastic result for the Mazda MX-5 to collect another award from Company Car Today. The MX-5 is a sports car that has resonated with enthusiastic British drivers ever since its debut and remains true to the original principle of being an affordable, lightweight and above all fun-to-drive roadster.”