Mazda's new CX-5 to give fleet decision-makers plenty to think about
As a result, the Mazda CX-5, which made its world premiere at the Frankfurt International Motor Show, promises major whole life cost savings for fleet operators and significant financial benefits for company car drivers.
The engine line-up will include Mazda’s 165ps SKYACTIV-G 2.0 petrol engine and SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel engine, which will be available in 150ps and 175ps versions.
Mazda’s engineers focused on achieving exceptional environmental performance for a compact SUV and targeted CO2 emissions of less than 120g/km for the 2WD SKYACTIV-D 2.2 version. The 150ps derivative has a CO2 emissions figure of just 119g/km and combined cycle fuel economy of 62.8mpg*. Meanwhile, the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 petrol engine has a CO2 emissions figure of 139g/km and combined cycle fuel economy of 47.1mpg*.
For fleet decision-makers and company car drivers the benefits will be reflected in lower vehicle operating costs, reduced fuel bills and savings in vehicle-related taxes; including capital allowances, Vehicle Excise Duty, Class 1A National Insurance contributions for businesses and benefit-in-kind tax for drivers.
By 2015 Mazda is planning to deliver a 30% improvement on the 2008 average fuel economy of vehicles and 23% improvements in CO2 emissions, with the CX-5 going on UK sale in 2012.For more of the latest industry news, click here.