Mazda completes five-strong fleet range

The addition of the new diesel Mazda5 MPV to the range means the Japanese manufacturer now offers the Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda5, Mazda6 and CX-7 to business customers.

Mazda Fleet and Remarketing Director Peter Allibon said "It is a huge step forward from where Mazda was just four years ago when only the Mazda6 could be described as meeting the demands of fleet operators and company car drivers.

"Now, rather than a single car Mazda is able to offer businesses a complete fleet solution from an urban super mini through to load-carriers required by high-mileage reps and on to lifestyle vehicles for user-choosers."

All models will be offered to fleet buyers and contract hire and leasing companies, and Allibon predicts interest will be high.

He pointed to the reliability and low costs of Mazda’s models, coupled with low CO2 emissions as an incentive for business buyers.

"Mazda is delivering all of those credentials across its model range giving fleet operators low cost of ownership figures and company car drivers’ wallet-friendly company car tax bills while at the wheel of highly-specced cars," he said.

The release of the new Mazda5 range coincides with new, more efficient engines for the Mazda2 supermini and Mazda3 hatchback.

Mazda5 models are designed using Mazda’s flowing Nagare design language, which adds two wave-like patterns to the sides of the seven-seat MPV.

The new Mazda5 range, includes the 1.8 TS priced at £17,695 on the road, the 2.0 TS2 £18,895, the 2.0 Sport £20,195, the 1.6D TS2 £20,195 and the 1.6D Sport £21,495.