Mazda models at the key three-year/60,000-mile benchmark have received a major uplift across the board from expert forecasters CAP Automotive.
Average residual values across the entire Mazda range have increased in the last two monthscompared with November 2013 forecasts, and are led by the Skyactiv-powered, award-winning, low-emission Mazda CX-5 compact SUV range, which has seen average residuals value leap eight percentage points from 38 percent to 46 percent.
This month sees the showroom arrival of the all-new Mazda3 with Skyactiv.
Meanwhile, the Mazda6, which was launched 12 months ago, and the Mazda5 have experienced an average three percentage point uplift, whilst the Mazda MX-5 and Mazda2 each received an average across the range two percentage point rise at three years/60,000 miles.
Mazda head of fleet Steve Tomlinson said: "The residual value uplift across the Mazda range means that our cars make even more financial sense for fleets.
"Mazda models have always been amongst the best in the residual value stakes in each market sector and this latest increase strengthens the financial argument in favour of our cars."