SKYACTIV Technology Drives Fleet Sales at SG Petch
Across the UK, Mazda fleet sales accelerated by a massive 84 percent last year (April to December), as the total fleet car market grew just seven percent. Now, SG Petch is expecting fleet sales to soar even further during 2014 boosted by the Japanese brand’s unique fuel-saving SKYACTIV technology and the arrival of all-new Mazda3.
“The Mazda6 featuring breakthrough SKYACTIV technology went on sale early in 2013 and corporate demand for the award-winning model has been huge with total sales of that model last year more than double those of the previous 12 months,” comments Sam Petch, Sales Director at SG Petch.
“Demand for Mazda’s award-winning CX-5 compact SUV range, the first Mazda to feature SKYACTIV technology, also boosted fleet sales at our Darlington and Durham showroom. The third model in the Mazda range to feature SKYACTIV technology, the all-new Mazda3, went on sale at SG Petch in January and we are confident this class-leading newcomer will further increase corporate demand,” adds Petch.
“Competitive prices for Mazda6 combined with SKYACTIV technology offering low CO2 emissions (from just 104g/km) and excellent fuel consumption (up to 72.4mpg), along with its cutting-edge design and styling, has proved to be a winning combination for businesses around Darlington and Durham. Local companies have been pleased to talk to a local dealer selling good cars which are competitive in terms of tax efficiency and whole life costs, and are supported with great finance and leasing packages,” concludes Petch.
Now on display at SG Petch, the all-new Mazda3 is available in two body styles – Hatchback and Fastback (saloon) – priced from £16,695 (on-the-road) with all the key ingredients to ensure it appeals immensely to fleet buyers. There’s a choice of four engines and five equipment levels, plus remarkable fuel economy (up to 72.4mpg, combined cycle) and low CO2 emissions (from 104g/km).
Mazda UK Head of Fleet, Steve Tomlinson says: “The introduction of SKYACTIV technology has delivered a fleet renaissance for Mazda. The Mazda6 has become the ‘car of choice’ in the fleet sector, delivering greater financial savings to businesses and drivers alike, together with improved fuel economy. There is strong fleet demand for the Mazda CX-5 and with the all-new Mazda3 in showrooms now, 2014 will be an exciting year for Mazda.”
For all Mazda enquiries, telephone SG Petch Darlington on 01325 488886 or SG Petch Durham on 0191 3750062, or call into one of the dealership’s.