Mazda provides vehicles for RAF
Mazda has supplied three of its cars to the Royal Air Force Typhoon Display Team to support its 2011 schedule.
The delivery includes two Mazda CX-7s and a Mazda5 which will be used by the display team for transporting kit, personnel and computer support equipment for the Typhoon aircraft.
The Typhoon Display Team will travel hundreds of miles throughout the year and Mazda’s donation will fulfil a variety of roles in that time including pre-season travel visits to simulators and team meetings.
In total the display team will host approximately 50 visits at RAF Coningsby and externally at schools and colleges throughout the year.
For 2011, the Typhoon Display Team is hosting events to support a number of charities including the Not Forgotten Association where Mazda will also support fundraising efforts for the charity.
The display team will also provide fundraising for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Forces Children Trust at several events.
The display team Engineering Manager, Sergeant Liam Whelan said: ‘The busy 2011 season will involve travel to display venues across the UK, Northern Ireland and Europe, therefore having the three Mazda vehicles for team use is invaluable’.
The Mazda CX-7 Sport Tech is a mid-size crossover SUV that features a 2.2 litre diesel engine that produces 173hp and it’s mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The combined fuel economy for the SUV is 37.7mpg with CO2 emissions recorded at 199g/km.
The Mazda5 is a large, seven-seat MPV. The model comes with a 2.0 litre DISI petrol engine with start/stop i-stop technology, producing 150hp. In cooperation with a six-speed manual transmission, the fuel economy of the Mazda5 is 40.9mpg in return, while CO2 emission are recorded at 159g/km.
The Mazda CX-7 is priced on the road at £27,580, meanwhile the Mazda5 has on the road price starting from £18,165.