Make no mistake, Mazda are determined to have a big slice of the growing business car market in 2014. At Carlease UK we have had a Mazda 6 on loan from Mazda UK for two weeks now and we love it. The 150 ps diesel is strong as an ox but is still economical. We have made it available for local business chamber members to drive and without fail, the reaction to it has been positive.
The quality of build and their reliability has given Mazda an enviable reputation and great residual values have resulted in rental figures of around £200 a month for the Mazda 6, a car that you would expect to be paying £300 a month for.
The outgoing Mazda 6 was a good car, the new one is superb. The fit and finish are at least on a par with Audi, the drive quality is up with BMW and the fuel efficiency is competitive with the very best in this market sector. Mazda have invested heavily in their Skyactiv efficiency project, with no stone left unturned in their efforts to achieve ever better fuel efficiency, if this car is anything to go by, they are onto a winner.
With a new CX-5, a new MX5 and then the big one, a new Mazda 3, this year is a big year for Mazda.