New Mazda6 'Business Line' unveiled
Mazda is to launch a new ‘Business Line’ version of the Mazda6 for company car drivers.
It is the first time the car maker has introduced a model aimed specifically at such a target audience.
The Mazda6 ‘Business Line’ is a single hatchback model focused on fleet use. It will be available with a 2.2 litre diesel engine which produces 129hp and 138g/km of CO2 emissions.
Equipment included on the Mazda 6 ‘Business Line’ is that shared on the standard model with the addition of a TomTom satellite navigation system with Bluetooth support and 17 inch alloy wheels.
Various safety features attached to the ‘Business Line’ model include Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Traction Control, Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Emergency Brake Assist.
Front, side and curtain airbags, climate control air conditioning and cruise control are also included.
The ‘Business Line’ will be available to order from 1 June 2011, it carries an on-the-road price of£18,300.
With an anticipated monthly contract hire rate lower than significant rival models, the Mazda6 ‘Business Line’ will sit in the company car band below the premium badge cars.
First deliveries of the hatchback will begin in late summer. Mazda predicts it will sell approximately 500 units of the ‘Business Line’ in the remainder of 2011. The Japanese manufacturer is also anticipating annual sales totalling around 1,000.
The Mazda6 is the brand’s best selling range in the UK fleet sector. On-the-road pricing for the standard Mazda6 is currently set at £21,250.