2013 Mazda Lineup Recognized for Excellence by Fleet World Magazine

New Mazda Cars Continue Earning Awards for Innovation, Design

JOLIET, Ill., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The 2013 Mazda lineup in Joliet, IL continued earning recognition this week, as two vehicles took home "Best Car" awards at the May 22 Fleet World Honors event in London. The 2014 Mazda6 led the way for the automaker, winning the "Best Upper Medium" sedan category while the 2013 Mazda CX-5 founds itself atop the "Best Small SUV" category.

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The Fleet World Honors event is hosted by Fleet World Group and is one of the most recognized events in the UK's fleet industry. The event awards automakers for excellence in several categories including commercial vehicles, service companies, and fleet management. Fleet World Magazine judges vehicles based on residual value, maintenance, and reliability information from leasing and fleet companies and data providers.

Mazda's vehicles were, in large part, chosen for their reliability and the innovative Skyactiv Technology that helps deliver an elite coexistence of power and fuel-economy. With new tires and efficient driving, the new Mazda6 provides and EPA-estimated 25 MPG in the city and 37 MPG on the highway while the CX-5 crossover manages an exceptional 26 MPG city and 35 MPG highway.

"The new Mazda6 oozes quality. It's a big car with lots of space, rides beautifully and handles well, while the cabin is stylishly simple and built to a very high standard. Add in that clever SKYACTIV technology which ensures emissions are incredibly low and you have an extremely fine business car," said judging panel chairman and Fleet World Editor Steve Moody.

Given Mazda's continued innovation and affordable price tag, its new vehicle lineup is on pace to maintain its early success in the commercial and fleet industries.

For more information about the 2013 Mazda lineup, visit www.billjacobsmazda.com or call 815-741-6975.

Media Contact:

Max Jacobs Bill Jacobs Automotive Group, 815-741-6975, mjacobs@billjacobsjoliet.com

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SOURCE Bill Jacobs Automotive Group



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