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Mazda sees keen interest in SKYACTIV technology at Silverstone Fleet Show

Held at the world-famous Silverstone complex in Northamptonshire last month, the event saw Mazda showcase its emission-cutting, fuel-saving SKYACTIV technology powering its key company cars – the new Mazda3, Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5.

Both the new Mazda3 and the Mazda6 deliver CO2 emissions from just 104g/km from their 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D diesel engines. meaning company car tax bills for drivers from just £44 a month, while simultaneously returning up to an incredible 72.4 mpg.

Meanwhile, the Mazda CX-5 is powered by the same 2.2-litre 148bhp SKYACTIV- D diesel engine mated to 2WD and returns up to 61.4mpg and emissions from 119g/km, with BiK tax bills from only £71 a month.

Fleet decision-makers testing the carmaker’s models at the Show included James Jeffery, fleet manager at Northampton-headquartered Travis Perkins, who was attending on an environmental fact-finding mission as the company continues to seek out opportunities to further “green” its 2,000-strong car fleet.

After driving the new Mazda3 Sport diesel, Jeffrey said: ‘Both the all-new Mazda3 and the Mazda6 would fit into our company car choice list. The MPG and CO2 figures stack up very well and the car was very comfortable to drive.’

Chris Stableford, Mazda’s national fleet sales manager, said: ‘Interest in our cars at the Fleet World Show has been fantastic and we are confident that the new business opportunities created will translate into sales.’

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.