The new upgraded Mazda3, which includes an emission-busting 1.6-litre diesel Sport model, has been given a residual value uplift, according to the experts at vehicle information provider Glass’s Guide.
The upgraded Mazda3 range features 18 models with a choice of three petrol and two diesel engines (three power outputs). It has had an average residual value enhancement of between 3 percent and 6.5 percent per model over the benchmark three years/60,000 mile lifecycle.
The residual value of a car is important when leasing your vehicle as the contract hire car finance companies set their lease rentals using this figure, amongst other factors.
The new Mazda3 features a choice of six trim levels – S, TS, TS2, TS2 Nav, Sport and Sport Nav, as well as the special edition 1.6-litre MZR petrol Tamura and 1.6-litre diesel Tamura.
The 1.6-litre diesel Mazda3 models offer ‘low’ CO2 emissions (115g/km) and a combined cycle fuel economy of 65.7mpg and are likely to the most popular for fleet users.
Mazda Sales Director Peter Allibon said: “The residual value uplift given by Glass’s Guide to the upgraded Mazda3, coupled with improvements in emissions and fuel economy on most models, the addition of a new Sport model and Mazda’s established core fleet strengths – excellent vehicle reliability, strong residual values and fun-to-drive characteristics – means corporate appeal has been strengthened even further.”
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and the Emergency Stop Signalling (ESS) is fitted as standard on every model, together with six airbags.