The Mazda CX-9 was always my bet to win. The price point is right for its target market, the features on the models are competitive, and the integration of the features are generally intuitive. Performance and dynamics exceed the required level for a seven-seat SUV that is not expected to drive like a hatch, technology is utilised to maximise fuel consumptionÖ I could go on. But people who whinge about who the winner is need to go through the judging process themselves. There is no time for bias. An objective comparison against the criteria is what is required at COTY.
Wheels has changed to reflect changing tastes. But I donít doubt for a second the quality of COTY. And why would you, after 50-odd years?