Fleet-specific Mazda6

Time 7:58 am, June 4, 2011

mazda6-picMAZDA is broadening its appeal to corporate buyers with the launch of a fleet-specific model.

The Mazda6 ‘Business Line’ will give company car drivers a highly specified vehicle at a competitive price.

Available with a 2.2-litre diesel engine producing 127 bhp, and priced at £18,300, the 6 Business Line emits 138g/km of CO2, and sits in the 20 per cent benefit-in-kind tax bracket for 2011/12.

Three colours will be on offer – Black Mica, Sunlight Silver Metallic and Stormy Blue Mica – and the car will feature standard model specification, plus a Sanyo TomTom sat nav system with Bluetooth and 17-inch alloy wheels.

The first deliveries of the car will begin in late summer and Mazda anticipates that it will sell approximately 500 ‘Business Line’ models in the remainder of 2011. Annual sales are expected to total around 1,000 units.

Mazda’s fleet and remarketing director Steve Jelliss said: ‘With this well equipped, fleet focused Mazda6 model, we are anticipating significant incremental sales. This is the first time Mazda has introduced a model specifically intended to appeal to company car drivers through a combination of both features and attractive benefit-in-kind rates.”

Company car drivers will pay 20 percent benefit-in-kind tax in 2011/12 on a P11D value of £18,130.

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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