Prague - Mazda 6 has won the Car of the Year 2014 award in the Czech Republic, ahead of Skoda Octavia and Mercedes Benz S-Class, in a contest organised by automotive journalists in cooperation with the Car Importers Association (SDA) and the Automotive Industry Association (SAP).
The results of the contest, into which a total of 37 cars were nominated, were announced in a live online broadcast on Monday.
In 2013, the Car of the Year award went to Volkswagen Golf.
BMW i3 was voted the most environmentally friendly car this year.
Mazda 6 was awarded 274 points, Skoda Octavia was given 243 points and Mercedes Benz S-Class received 205 points from journalists.
Organisers of the contest also held a public voting on the best car of the year whose results they announced at the beginning of January.
The winners of the individual categories were Renault Captur among city cars, Skoda Octavia in the small family car category, Mazda 6 in the category of mid-size and large cars, Range Rover Sport among off-road vehicles and Subaru BRZ in the sports car category.
A total of 35,000 people cast their vote on the best car.
The contest observes international rules of the Car of The Year award.