Mazda Enjoys Sales Growth Thanks To Skyactiv Technology

Mazda has reported a year-on-year growth of 80% in sales of fleet cars for the 2013-2014 period thanks to Skyactiv technology.

According to the Japanese automobile manufacturer, the technology – which was first introduced in the Mazda CX-5, followed by the Mazda6 and then by the all-new Mazda3 this year – is helping the company secure a larger share of the corporate market, as more fleet managers and company car drivers choose the brand.

Among the many benefits of the Skyactiv technology are low CO2 emissions which help with tax-savings, enhanced aerodynamics, a reduction in the vehicle's weight, chassis developments, as well as new manual and automatic transmissions.

Speaking at the 2014 edition of the Fleet Show at Silverstone, Mazda's National Fleet Sales Manager Chris Stableford said the Skyactiv technology found in the all-new Mazda3, Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5 models will save fleet operators and drivers of company cars money.

The all-new Mazda3 and Mazda6 models feature a 2.2 litre SKYACTIV-D 150ps engine. The engine is Euro6 emission compliant and is able to return a combination of performance and economy of up to 72.4mpg with emissions from 104 g/km.

All motoring taxes take into consideration the CO2 emissions of a model. A company car benefit-in-kind tax can cost from only £44 a month for basic rate taxpayers on the all-new Mazda3 model and from £59 a month on the Mazda6 model.

On the Mazda CX-5 model, which again features the 2.2 litre 150ps diesel engine paired with 2WD and which returns up to 61.4mpg and emissions from 119g/km, the benefit-in-kind tax can cost £71 a month.