New 6: Frugal company car pick?
MORE POWERFUL, MORE FUEL EFFICIENT: The new 2.0 Mazda6 produces 17% less CO2, has 21% more power and uses 22% less fuel compared to the outgoing model.
LONDON, England - Budget-conscious corporate car drivers will be attracted to the next-generation Mazda6 featuring the automaker's Skyactiv technology.
The new model is powered by a petrol two-litre Skyactive-G unit (106kW or 121kW) in sedan or wagon bodies.
Fuel consumption is rated at 5.5 litres/100km for the sedan and 5.5 for the Tourer and the products will reach South Africa early in 2013. As a guide only, UK prices start at R277 000.
Mazda UK’s head of fleet, Steve Tomlinson, said: “Diesel models account for about 90% of upper-medium sector company car sales because many drivers are clocking up high annual distances.
“However, there is a section of the company car-driving population that requires an upper-medium sector car to meet work or lifestyle requirements but do not drive quite as many kilometres.
“Consequently, we believe that the all-new petrol Mazda6 offers the perfect choice as employees can enjoy the car’s top-notch performance whilst benefiting from savings."