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Silverstone Fleet Show 2014: Mazda to focus on low-emission SKYACTIV cars

To be held at the world famous Silverstone complex in Northamptonshire on Wednesday 9th April, the Show will enable hundreds of fleet decision-makers to put Mazda’s latest SKYACTIV-equipped cars through their paces.

Fleet decision-makers will be able to take to both the Grand Prix and Stowe racing circuits as well as local public roads in a cross-section of models from the all-new Mazda3, Mazda6 and Mazda CX‑5 ranges with two models also displayed in the exhibition area in the Silverstone Wing.

All three models feature Mazda’s breakthrough emission-cutting, fuel-saving SKYACTIV technology, which delivers fuel bill savings to businesses and tax savings to employers and company car drivers.

Additionally, in the exhibition area fleet chiefs will be able to discuss their Mazda fleet requirements with the marque’s corporate sales team.

Tomlinson said: ‘The introduction of SKYACTIV technology has delivered a fleet renaissance for Mazda. Fleet operators and company car drivers alike are looking to save money and SKYACTIV technology in the all-new Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-5 enables them to do just that.

‘Our fleet focus over the next 12 months remains on raising awareness of the three models in the corporate sector and enabling decision-makers to experience the benefits of SKYACTIV technology.

‘At the Show visitors will be able to drive the models back-to-back with rival vehicles and we believe the financial benefits allied to the style and specification of the all-new Mazda3, Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5 mean they will find their way into company car parks in significant numbers.

‘Fleet decision-makers attending this year’s Fleet Show have the ideal opportunity to test the models in real world conditions and discuss the whole life cost benefits with the Mazda corporate sales team.’

Also available to put through its paces will be a selection of Mazda6 models powered by the same 2.2-litre 148bhp SKYACTIV-D engine as well as the 173bhp option. The 2.2-litre 148bhp SKYACTIV-D is the key fleet model in the Mazda6 range and the Saloon returns 72.4mpg with CO2 emissions of 104g/km. The 173bhp model is equally potent and returns 62.8mpg and CO2 emissions of 119g/km.

OTR prices start at £19,595 for the Mazda6 range with a choice of SE, SE-L and Sport trim levels and all are available with optional navigation.

Meanwhile, the Mazda CX-5 will also be available to drive powered by the same 2.2-litre 148bhp SKYACTIV-D engine mated to 2WD returning 61.4mpg and emissions of 119g/km. OTR prices start at £21,595 for the Mazda CX-5 range with a choice of SE-L, SE-L Lux and Sport trim levels all available with navigation.

For more details of the Fleet World Fleet Show 2014 please phone 01727 739160, visit www.thefleetshow.co.uk or click here to register: www.thefleetshow.co.uk/visiting.

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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.