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New 6: Frugal company car pick?

2012-11-26 10:56

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.

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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."

Comments
  • freddie.jones.58367 - 2012-11-27 18:59

    .......and the 2.5L one?

      de.stig.9 - 2012-11-27 20:37

      Dinosaur

  • lourensenchrisna - 2012-11-28 06:58

    I am not so convinced by Mazda's SkyActive techno. Look at the current CX5 and compare it to the VW Tiguan 1.4 TSI. I am by no means a VW fan, but give credit where it is due. The Tiguan Bluemotion kicks the socks of the CX5 when comparing virtually anything between the two cars.

  • sabelo.mzuku - 2012-11-28 08:32

    G Unit hahaha!

  • mogo.naut - 2012-11-29 11:03

    5.5 litres/100km from an N/A?? I highly doubt it but would love to be proved wrong

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