Mazda 6 Best Upper Medium Car in Fleet Awards

The Mazda6 Skyactiv has been awarded the accolade of 'Best Upper Medium Car' in the Fleet News Awards.

it beat off off tough competition from brands such as VW, Ford, Hyundai and Vauxhall with the new Mazda6 praised for its ground-breaking SKYACTIV technology, its class-leading efficiency and its ‘exceptional' drive experience.  The all-new Mazda6 Tourer was also shortlisted in the ‘Best Estate category' and Mazda CX-5 was highly commended in the ‘Best Crossover category'.

The judging panel, chaired by former chief executive of the SMMT Christopher Macgowan, included Stephen Briers, Editor-in-Chief at Fleet News; Martin Ward, CAP manufacturer relationships manager; Andy Cutler, UK Car Editor - Forecast Values at Glass's, Paul Tate, Siemens commodity manager fleet, Colin Marriott, Centrica general manager fleet, Emma Parfitt, LeasePlan general manager - manufacturer engagement, and Jay Nagley, Redspy managing director.

Explaining their selection of the all-new Mazda6 as a class winner, the judges summarised:  "The Mazda6 offers power with efficiency. Its ground-breaking technology in using lightweight materials and re-engineering the drivetrain has resulted in excellent, highly efficient petrol and diesel engines. The car is well equipped and exceptional to drive, while the judges noted the fleet-friendly badging for a simplified line up."

Accepting the award last, Head of Fleet at Mazda Steve Tomlinson commented: "It is with great pleasure that we accept this accolade for the Mazda6.  Thanks to Mazda's breakthrough SKYACTIV technology, engineers have been able to deliver class-leading environmental credentials without resorting to the smaller engine displacements of some rivals.  

"Company car drivers can obtain the seemingly impossible of top-notch diesel performance with unrivalled low emissions and excellent fuel economy courtesy of the all-new Mazda6," he adds.

The all-new third generation Mazda6 was launched in January and is powered by the manufacturer's range of high-efficiency SKYACTIV engines, including two petrol and two diesels units mated to six-speed manual or automatic transmissions.

Low CO2 emissions, which are critical to keeping company car-related taxes and operating costs in check, are among the many attributes of Mazda's unique SKYACTIV technology.

All-new Mazda6 priced from £19,595 to £28,045 (on the road). The 150ps 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D Saloon diesel has class-leading CO2 emissions of just 108g/km and combined fuel consumption of 67.3mpg. Benefit in Kind tax for a 40 percent tax payer is £127 a month (Sport trim). 

We are currently long-term testing a Mazda 6 Skyactiv 2.2 150PS diesel SE-L Nav Automatic

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