The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Roadster was named the 2016 World Car of the Year, as well as the 2016 World Car Design of the Year. The only auto maker to have been nominated for both World Car and World Car Design, the MX-5 won in both categories. Joining its stablemate, the CX-3-was a finalist for the 2016 World Car Design of the Year, as well.

The fourth generation MX-5 is the first Japanese model to win the World Car Design of the Year award. Both the MX-5 and CX-3 are designed with the Mazda dynamic KODO-Soul of Motion design philosophy: Quality and style teamed with beauty and sophistication.

The MX-5 approaches one-million units of production; proof that Mazda s designs can connect with people all over the world.