It’s official, the Mazda 3 is the world’s most beautiful car

Hans · Apr 9, 2020 10:27 AM

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Nobody's surprised here and nobody is going to argue with the verdict of the panel of judges – the C-segment Mazda 3 has just been crowned the 2020 World Car Design of the Year.

Among the experts on the panel are Gordon Murray (McLaren F1), Ian Callum (all recent Jaguars), Patrick le Quément (Renault Avantime), and Shiro Nakamura (Isuzu Vehicross, Nissan Cube).

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“Before accepting this prize, Mazda Motor Corporation would like to express our sympathy for all of those affected by the novel coronavirus,” said Akira Marumoto, Representative Director, President and CEO, Mazda Motor Corporation. “We are truly honored to be able to receive the World Car Design of the Year award in this special year marking the 100th anniversary of Mazda’s foundation. We will continue providing our customers with unique products, designs, technologies and experiences.”

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The Mazda 3’s excellence in design was judged seven prominent names in car design who are either teaching industrial design or retired car designers who now run their own design consultancy:

Anne Asensio (France), Vice-President, Design - Dassault Systemes

Gernot Bracht (Germany), Pforzheim Design School

Ian Callum (United Kingdom), ex-Aston Martin and Jaguar, current Director of Design, CALLUM

Patrick le Quément (France), ex-Renault, current Designer and President of the Strategy Committee - The Sustainable Design School

Tom Matano (USA), School of Industrial Design at Academy of Art University in San Francisco

Gordon Murray (U.K), Gordon Murray Design

Shiro Nakamura (Japan), ex-Nissan, current CEO, Shiro Nakamura Design Associates Inc

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Over 15 years of experience in automotive, from product planning, to market research, to print and digital media. Garages a 6-cylinder manual RWD but buses to work.

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