Mazda takes low-emission SKYACTIV cars to fleet show

Mazda shows off financial and environmental benefits of SKYACTIV technology at Fleet World Fleet Show

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Mazda will be showing off the financial and environmental benefits of its emissions-busting SKYACTIV technology-equipped all-new Mazda6 and CX-5 at this month’s Fleet World Fleet Show.

To be held at the world famous Silverstone complex in Northamptonshire on Wednesday, 24 April, hundreds of fleet decision-makers will have the opportunity to put models from both Mazda ranges through their paces.

Visitors will be able to test drive the Mazdas on public roads in the immediate area and on both the Grand Prix and Stowe racing circuits, and experience ‘hot laps’ in the company of qualified racing drivers.

Additionally, in the exhibition area fleet chiefs will be able to discuss their Mazda fleet requirements with the marque’s corporate sales team led by Head of Fleet Steve Tomlinson.

More than 80 per cent of the manufacturer’s fleet sales in 2013 are expected to be accounted for by the recently launched upper medium sector Mazda6 and the compact crossover SUV CX-5. At the event there will be seven Mazda6s and three CX-5s for fleet decision-makers to test with models also displayed in the exhibition area.

Last year’s launch of the CX-5 marked the debut of Mazda’s SKYACTIV technology, which delivers major total cost of ownership savings for fleet operators and benefit-in-kind tax savings for company car drivers over rival models.

Significant fuel savings and emission reductions as a result of powertrain development are the headline benefits of SKYACTIV technology, but improved aerodynamics, vehicle weight reduction and chassis and transmission enhancements are also delivered.

Tomlinson said: “Fleet operators and company car drivers alike are looking to save money and SKYACTIV technology in the all-new Mazda6 and CX-5 enables them to do just that.”

“Our fleet focus over the next 12 months is on raising awareness of the two models in the corporate sector and enabling decision-makers to experience SKYACTIV. Having driven the models back-to-back with rival vehicles at the Show we believe the financial benefits allied to the style and specification of both the all-new Mazda6 and CX-5 mean they will find their way into company car parks in significant numbers.

“Fleet decision-makers attending this year’s Fleet World Fleet Show have the ideal opportunity to test the models in real world conditions and discuss the whole life cost benefits with the Mazda corporate sales team.”

The Mazda6 is the model that put the marque on the fleet map and the arrival of the third generation version has raised the stakes in the sector setting new levels of excellence with its class-leading combination of emissions, MPG and performance.

The key fleet model in the Mazda6 range is the 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D 150ps diesel manual. The saloon returns CO2 emissions of 108g/km with combined cycle MPG of 67.3 (combined cycle) achieving unmatched performance and economy from the available power (Tourer 116g/km and 64.2mpg).

The 2.0-litre SKYACTIV-G petrol 145ps is equally potent with CO2 emissions of 129g/km and MPG of 51.4 on the combined cycle putting it among the sector’s best performers in terms of environmental friendliness given the available power (Tourer 131g/km and 50.4mpg).

The all-new Mazda6 range in both bodystyles also includes a 2.0-litre SKYACTIV-G 165ps petrol engine and a 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D 175ps diesel engine. On-the-road prices start at £19,595 for the 2.0-litre SKYACTIV-G petrol 145ps saloon SE and £21,795 for the 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D 150ps diesel saloon SE.

Meanwhile, the Mazda CX-5 offers fleets a choice of 2.0-litre SKYACTIV-G 165ps petrol and 2.2-litre SKYACTIV 150ps or 175ps engines with 2WD or all-wheel drive (AWD), manual and automatic transmissions and four equipment levels (SE-L, SE-L Nav, Sport and Sport Nav). CO2 emissions are from 119g/km and fuel economy up to 61.4mpg on the combined cycle.

On-the-road prices start at £21,395 for the 2.0-litre SE-L SKYACTIV-G 165ps petrol rising to £28,995 for the flagship 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D 175ps diesel Sport Nav Auto all-wheel drive (AWD).

The event, hosted by monthly publication Fleet World, is being held for the second year in succession. Further information is available at www.thefleetshow.co.uk or to register to attend go to: http://www.thefleetshow.co.uk/for-visitors/visitor-registration/.

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