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Mazda 6 Gets "Best Estate Car" Award

Mazda 6 has just been named “Best Estate Car” at the 2010 Fleet News Awards. This does not come as a surprise, especially after used car experts CAP Monitor said a while ago that Mazda6 is worth more at the fleet benchmark replacement period of three-years/60,000 miles than any of its key company car rivals. This comes at a perfect time, as Mazda is preparing to launch a revised line-up.

The award ceremony was held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Wednesday.

“The Mazda6 Estate combines excellent practicality with genuine driver appeal thanks to its huge load volume, engaging drive and powerful diesel engines. It represents great value for fleet operators with strong residual values, while its keen pricing and competitive CO2 emissions make it a tempting proposition when it comes to driver taxation,”
said the judges.

“It is also very well equipped and comes with excellent safety features, including an audible rear blindspot warning on some models. Folding the rear seats results in a flat load area allowing the Mazda6 to swallow an enormous cargo. With sharp handling, first-rate build quality and good levels of comfort, it offers fleets a capable workhorse estate that is also desirable for drivers. The Mazda6 combines flexibility with driver appeal and is a good deal for fleets from a financial point of view,” they concluded.

Last year, at the same awards ceremony Mazda 6 was named Best Large Family Car. As you might imagine, Mazda representatives were very happy with the award.

“We are delighted that the current model’s sector-leading credentials have secured another fleet award, but all eyes are now focused on the new model,” said fleet and Remarketing Director Peter Allibon.


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