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Mazda Wins Fleet Award

Mazda have won the Innovation Award for its SKYACTIV iniative at this year’s Fleet World Honours. Fleet chiefs and company car drivers are backing a winner if they select Mazda’s future models featuring the manufacturers  SKYACTIV technology according to industry publication Fleet World.

The Fleet World Honours are presented annually to those motor manufactures, service companies and individuals who have, in the opinion of the judges, achieved the highest possible level of excellence in their sector. Mazda,  SKYACTIV technology is designed to deliver emission reductions and deliver major fuel savings for fleet company cars on future models.

The Mazda CX-5 which is scheduled to launch in 2012 is the first UK bound Mazda to benefit from the new technology. The publications editor Steve Moody, who chaired the judging panel said “Motor manufacturers are under relentless pressure from different governments to reduce emissions, but at the same time they must produce cars that people actually want to drive and buy. Mazda’s SKYACTIV programme combines breakthrough innovation and next generation technologies such as petrol and diesel engines with record compression ratios, all new manual and automatic transmissions plus body and chassis systems that are lighter and more responsive than ever before”.

The monthly fleet magazines recognition for SKYACTIV is the first UK award for the technology driven programme at a time when  fuel prices are at an all time high and are unlikely to reduce in the foreseeable future, according to experts.

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