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Mazda delivers environmental fleet solution with SKYACTIV technology
SKYACTIV technology, which will feature in all of Mazda’s sixth generation models starting with the all-new Mazda CX-5, is particularly relevant for Norton Way Mazda fleet customers as it reduces running costs through class-leading fuel economy and low CO2.
Peter Allibon, Sales Director for Mazda UK said: “Mazda started developing its SKYACTIV technology in 2006 using a ‘clean sheet’ approach where engineers were given the freedom to re-invent technology from the ground up. Remaining true to the internal combustion engine, SKYACTIV technology gives a 30 percent improvement in fuel economy and a 25 percent improvement in CO2. For CX-5, the low BIK tax ratings based on CO2 emissions are sure to appeal to the fleet market in particular.”
Attractive pricing for Mazda CX-5 will be another key attraction for fleet users in Letchworth. Prices start from £21,395 (OTR) for the CX-5 SE-L, rising to £28,795 for the CX-5 AWD Sport NAV Auto.
“SKYACTIV technology offers a usable fun-to-drive eco approach that people can recognise and trust, plus for fleet managers the RVs are easier to predict than they are for electric or hybrid vehicles,” said Allibon. “Operational costs are reduced and there is no compromise in performance or handling with our complete eco solution.
Allibon added: We are expecting the all-new Mazda CX-5 to have strong appeal in the fleet market and with company car drivers. Excellent residual values are being predicted for this model, partly due to the focus on refinement of proven, existing technology. There is still some uncertainty over hybrids and electric vehicles and the business world likes to deal in certainties.”
The Mazda CX-5 promises major total cost of ownership savings for fleet operators and significant financial benefits for company car drivers over rival models. For example, the 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D diesel 2WD SE-L 150ps is forecasted by EurotaxGlass’s to have a residual value of £10,666 (46%) at three years/60,000 miles, comfortably ahead of rivals Nissan Qashqai, Toyota RAV4, and the Ford Kuga, and a full 10 percentage points better than the Hyundai ix35 Style 2.0-litre CRDi 2WD model.
In addition, depreciation is more than £700 less than on the more expensive equivalent Volkswagen Tiguan – meaning the CX-5 is class-leading for this model in depreciation terms too.
“The new range of SKYACTIV technology models, starting with the all-new Mazda CX-5, will allow us to again grow volume on the back of new product at the start of this decade, just as we did at the start of the last decade when Mazda6 spearheaded a product-led renaissance,” commented Allibon.
The Mazda CX-5 goes on sale from the spring; four petrol models and six diesels will come with 2-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive will be available for eight diesel models. Prices for 2.0-litre petrol versions start from £21,395 (OTR). Diesel CX-5 prices for the 2.2-litre 150ps models begin at £22,995, while prices for 2.2-litre 175ps diesel models kick-off at £27,195 for the CX-5 AWD Sport.
Call our dedicated sales team at Norton Way Mazda today on 0843 658 3075.