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Second UK Award For Mazda SKYACTIV Technology

Mazda’s all-new CX-5, with its breakthrough SKYACTIV technology, has won its second award in the UK motor industry.

With its brilliant fuel savings and emission reductions for retail and fleet customers, SKYACTIV technology, won a top award from industry publication Fleet World, the same week it went on sale in the UK.

SKYACTIV technology benefits the range with new fuel-sipping emission-busting engines which power the Mazda CX-5, and it also includes improved aerodynamics, vehicle weight reduction, chassis developments and new automatic and manual transmissions.

The Editiors Award, in the 2012 Fleet World Honours, was presented in a ceremony which was held at the Royal Automobile Club in London.

Steve Moody, Editor of Fleet World and Chairman of the awards’ judging panel, which also included members of the publication’s editorial team, said: “Mazda’s brilliantly innovative SKYACTIV drivetrain has been in development for a few years, and now it is here, proving itself on the road to be every bit as good as we thought. With low CO2, Euro6 emissions (on diesel models) and good power outputs, SKYACTIV will give Mazda a renewed vigor in the fleet market.”

Jeremy Thomson, Managing Director for Mazda UK collected the award and said: “The arrival of the CX-5 marks the dawning of a new era for Mazda with the arrival of SKYACTIV technology. We are naturally delighted that its industry-leading credentials have been recognised by Fleet World.

“The range of SKYACTIV technologies allows Mazda to build petrol and diesel cars that deliver class-leading fuel consumption and CO2 emissions without compromising performance or handling. This significantly reduces the cost of motoring for fleets and company car drivers and responds to the environmental needs that are now a key factor in corporate decision-making.

“By introducing SKYACTIV technology to all sixth generation Mazda vehicles, starting with Mazda CX-5, everyone can drive an environmentally friendly car, not just those who are prepared to pay the price premium charged by other brands.”

The Mazda CX-5 has a 18-strong range, which starts with the  2.0-litre SE-L SKYACTIV-G 165ps petrol,  with an on-the-road price of £21,395. The range finishes with the flagship 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D 175ps Sport Nav Auto with all-wheel drive for £28,795.

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