MAZDA WINS DESIGN GRAND PRIZE IN PARIS.

Mazda Motor Corporation has won the coveted Grand Prix du Design at the 23rd Festival Automobile International in Paris. Laurens van den Acker, General Manager of the Design Division of Mazda Motor Corporation, accepted the award yesterday at a gala ceremony held at the exclusive Les Invalides in Paris. This is the second major design prize for Mazda at the Festival Automobile International in Paris: in 2006, Mazda Senku was chosen “Most Beautiful Design Concept.” Another concept car, the Mazda Ryuga, was recently awarded the prestigious Louis Vuitton Classic Concept Award 2007 as well.