The company’s new Mazda 6 ‘Business Line’ model has also received the seal of approval from leading used car experts at CAP. The 2.2-litre diesel five-door hatchback, which is available to order now, will retain 34 percent of its £18,130 P11D value – on-the-road list price is £18,300 – at the benchmark three-year/60,000-mile threshold, according to CAP. This is 4.5 percentage points above the average for its direct competitor set.
In Business Line trim, the Mazda 6 is available in one highly specified model with Sanyo-branded TomTom satellite navigation, Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity and 17-inch alloy wheels.
Emitting 138g/km of CO2, the car sits in the 20 percent benefit-in-kind tax bracket for 2011/12, and is available in the three most popular colours chosen by company car drivers – Black Mica, Sunlight Silver Metallic and Stormy Blue Mica.
The first deliveries of the car will begin in late summer and Mazda anticipates that it will sell approximately 500 cars in the remainder of 2011. Annual sales are expected to total around 1,000 units.