Excellent residual values are being predicted for Mazda’s all-new Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV, according to the manufacturer.
It reports that new data from a study by EurotaxGlass’s reveals that Mazda CX-5 models, including the forecasted best-selling 2.2 SKYACTIV- D diesel 150ps powered model, will retain 44-46% of their list price at the crucial three years/60,000-mile benchmark.
The Mazda CX-5 marks the debut of Mazda’s Skyactiv technology which promises major total cost of ownership savings for fleet operators and significant financial benefits for company car drivers over rival models.
For example, the 2.2-litre Skyactiv -D diesel 2WD SE-L 150ps is forecasted by EurotaxGlass’s to have a residual value of £10,666 (46%) at three years/60,000 miles, comfortably ahead of rivals Nissan Qashqai, Toyota RAV4, and the Ford Kuga, and a full 10% better than the Hyundai ix35 Style 2.0-litre CRDi 2WD model, which retains a value of £6,908 (36%) over the same period and mileage, says Mazda.
Diesel models are expected to account for up to 75% of corporate sales, particularly due to CO2 emissions (from 119g/km) and great fuel economy up to 61.4mpg (combined cycle).
Andrew Wright, of EurotaxGlass’s, said: “Mazda practices a sustainable residual value policy which is vital as depreciation accounts for almost half a car’s total cost of ownership figures – something which is being focused on more and more strongly in the buying decision process by fleet customers.
“The Mazda CX-5 is a convincing product through its benchmark consumption figures, emotive design and very good price/performance ratio and it has all the prerequisites to be a successful crossover SUV.”
Sales Director, Peter Allibon said: “Low depreciation and therefore a high residual value is a significant contributor to helping fleet managers reduce vehicle operating costs and, in addition, thanks to its impressive fuel consumption, the second biggest contributor to total cost of ownership, we expect the Mazda CX-5 to have huge appeal in the fleet sector.”