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New Mazda 6 Skyactiv Looking Good on P11Ds.

Mazda 6 Skyactive technology means lower BIK for a bigger, better, quicker company car.

Thanks to Mazda's SKYACTIV technology, engineers have been able to deliver upper medium-segment leading environmental-friendliness without resorting to the smaller engine displacements of some rivals.

The all-new Mazda6 range goes on sale in January in Saloon and Tourer body styles with company car drivers having a choice of two diesel and two petrol engines and six trim levels (SE, SE-Nav, SE-L, SE-L Nav, Sport and Sport Nav).

The diesel engines are the 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D 150ps and 175ps and the petrol engines are the 2.0-litre SKYACTIV-G 145ps and 165ps.

Other manufacturers have introduced smaller engines into their CD segment model ranges in a bid to win over company car drivers searching for low emission, fuel-sipping models. However, with models such as the Ford Mondeo and Volkswagen Passat the compromise is a loss of power and therefore performance.

However, Mazda's unique SKYACTIV technology delivers major fuel savings and emission reductions without any power or performance compromise.

Indeed, the 'low power' version of Mazda's 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D offers 150ps, the lowest CO2 emissions figure in the class of 108g/km and 67.3mpg with all three numbers significantly better than those offered by the 1.6 Mondeo TDCi and 1.6 Passat TDI (see chart below).

As a result, the all-new Mazda6 Saloon SE Nav with a P11D value of £22,340 has lower emissions than the equivalent Passat (£21,710) and the rival Mondeo (£21,740), which means that company car driver benefit-in-kind tax bills are lower (see chart below).

Diesel sales are expected to account for perhaps as many as 90 percent of all-new Mazda6 company car CD segment sales.

All-new Mazda6 SE Nav standard specification includes: satellite navigation with TomTom technology, 17-inch alloy wheels, daytime running lights, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Traction Control System (TCS), cruise control, air-conditioning, integrated Bluetooth® and Mazda Multimedia system with a 5.8-inch colour touch screen display.

Diesel model competitor comparisons

Mazda6 2.2D Ford Mondeo VW Passat 1.6
SE Nav 1.6 TDCi Zetec 1.6 TDI BlueTech
Business Eco Highline
P11D value £22,340 £21,740 £21,710
Power (PS) 150 115 105
CO2 (g/km) 108 114 114
BiK 20%/40% £55/£111 £58/£115 £57/£115
Fuel (mpg) 67.3 65.7 65.7
0-62mph (seconds) 9.1 11.9 12.2

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Jasper McShane    on 13 November 2012

another mazda story that reads as if it came straight from the manufacturers pr dept. interesting.

Jim McC    on 13 November 2012

ANOTHER Mazda story. They must really have thrown you a few quid this month. Good to know you're impartial. I guess the Mazda roadtests are all glowing too

Lotto    on 13 November 2012

Whats the matter with you people and all your negative comments. This is simply an article stating the actual facts. Skyactive technology is obviously very effective and means more power, less emissions and better fuel consumption. It is only natural that the new model will be compared to the main competition. Just because it makes Ford and VW not look great does not mean it is biased towards Mazda, they are the facts people, accept it.

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