Mazda Tips Further Fuel Savings

Mazda has set itself additional targets for fuel and emissions reductions in the next five years, which could mean buyers of novated lease vehicles can look forward to even more efficient models from the Japanese manufacturer.

New fuel and emissions targets

Mazda’s vice-president of European research and development, Ichiro Hirose, announced at the Paris motor show that the company has set a target of an additional 30 per cent drop in fuel consumption and emission levels by 2017, as part of its SkyActiv technology program. Among the technologies that will be employed to help achieve this target are CCI (Charge Compression Ignition) combustion systems and naturally aspirated petrol engines, turning away from turbochargers and higher gears that are not relevant for most day-to-day driving.

Upcoming models

The Japanese market’s Mazda2 and Mazda3 both feature 1.3-litre SkyActiv engines designed to greatly boost fuel efficiency, and all upcoming Mazda models are expected to incorporate these engines in Japan and other territories by 2016. The Mazda CX-5 was the first all-SkyActiv model released in Australia earlier this year, which will be followed by the new Mazda6 in early 2013, Mazda2, Mazda3, MX-5 and CX-9.

Novated leasing and salary packaging in Perth

Fleet Network offers novated lease vehicles in Broome, Perth and other locations at a flat 20 per cent of taxable deductions, which can ease the strain of buying your next car. Call 08 6555 3854 to find out more about novated leasing and other salary sacrifice arrangements.