The people have spoken. The 2016 New Zealand Car of the Year - People’s Choice is the Mazda CX-9.
2016 winner: Mazda CX-9
People's Choice 2016 - Mazda CX-9
Throughout November, nearly 30,000 votes were submitted and the Mazda CX-9 accounted for nearly 5,000 of them, beating off competition from two other SUVs - the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Kia Sportage.
The CX-9 was also voted Best in Class in the Large SUV segment this year, with the New Zealand Motoring Writers' Guild saying: "The crossover contains many of the Japanese company’s ‘Kodo’ design features that are seen in the CX-3 and CX-5, with a new prominent grille, giving it a more aggressive stance on the road."
This award is sponsored in 2016 by: