New Mazda5 1.6 Diesel to deliver strong RVs, say experts
The 1.6-litre 115PS 138g/km turbo diesel unit went on sale this month and completes the Mazda5 line-up following the launch of 1.8 and 2.0-litre petrol engine derivatives last autumn.
The model is available in TS2 or Sport trim. The Mazda5 1.6D TS2 costs £20,650 on the road and the 1.6D Sport £21,950.
CAP predicts that the 1.6D Sport will retain 32% of its value at the three-year/60,000-mile benchmark, giving the model a value of £7,000, while the TS2 will retain 31% of its value over the same period giving a value of £6,375. Pence per mile operating costs, according to CAP are 36.55p for the Sport and 35.38p for the TS2.
That means that residual values are ahead of much of the competition including the models from Citroën, Peugeot, Renault and Vauxhall.
Meanwhile, International Decision Systems has given both the 1.6D TS2 and Sport a three-year/60,000-mile residual value forecast of 36% with pence per mile operating costs of 34.15p and 35.86p respectively.
Mazda fleet and remarketing director Peter Allibon said: 'Once again the experts are forecasting strong residual value and competitive wholelife cost figures for another Mazda model. Added to a CO2 figure of below 140g/km we anticipate the new 1.6D will prove popular with fleet operators and company car drivers.'