Beat April tax Rises with all-new Mazda6

Fleet car buyers in County Durham can beat corporate tax changes due on 1 April 2013 by taking delivery of an all-new low emission Mazda6 saloon or tourer with fuel-saving SKYACTIV technology from SG Petch Mazda.

“The 108g/km all-new Mazda6 powered by a 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D 150ps diesel engine is one of the lowest emission upper medium sector cars available today and enables businesses to continue to benefit from a 100 percent writing down allowance (a form of capital allowance) if they take delivery of vehicles before 1 April 2013,” explains John Sedgwick, Dealer Principal at SG Petch Mazda.

Mazda6 beats tax rises

The tax changes mean a further tightening of capital allowance carbon dioxide (CO2) emission thresholds impacting on outright purchase fleets, while a simultaneous cut in the lease rental restriction emission threshold hits the amount of relief available against taxable profits on cars with ratings above 130g/km. In total there are 28 Mazda6 models with CO2 emissions below 130g/km.

“From 1 April 2013 outright purchase fleets will only be able to benefit from 100 percent first year allowance on vehicles that emit 95g/km or less. Cars emitting between 96g/km and 110g/km will only be able to write down 18 percent of the cost of the model against their corporation tax bill, thus reducing the amount of tax relief available annually and as a result impacting on cash flow,” adds Sedgwick.

The all-new Mazda6 available from SG Petch Mazda was launched last month and is powered by the Japanese manufacturer’s range of high-efficiency SKYACTIV petrol and diesels engines mated to six-speed manual or automatic transmissions. On-the-road prices for Mazda6 diesels start at £21,795 and rise to £28,045. Prices for petrol models range from £19,595 to £24,865.

Mazda6 models powered by a 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D diesel engine are available at both Darlington and Durham showrooms, with 150ps or 175ps power outputs with CO2 emissions from as low as 108g/km. The petrol line-up is powered by a 2.0-litre SKYACTIV-G engine with 145ps or 165ps power outputs and CO2 emissions from 129g/km.

At the opposite end of the Mazda6 spectrum, the tax changes also mean that fleets wanting to take delivery of one of the eight models with emissions above 130g/km from SG Petch Mazda will also reap tax and cash flow dividends ahead of the April 1 cuts to the writing down allowance and lease rental restriction.

Steve Tomlinson, Mazda’s Head of Fleet, said: “The low-CO2 emission credentials of the all-new Mazda6 mean that businesses can benefit from an immediate tax saving if they take delivery of vehicles before April 1. We have a plentiful supply of Mazda6 models in UK stock ready for immediate delivery. Unlike some other manufacturers there is no lengthy lead time.

“The April 1 changes in capital allowances do not apply to cars already on the road, so taking delivery of a model prior to that date means that in the case of the 108g/km Mazda6, as well as higher emission models, there is an immediate tax and cash flow advantage for businesses,” concludes Tomlinson.

For more information about the all-new Mazda6, or to arrange a test drive, call SG Petch Mazda or visit the our website at

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