Mazda believes its new Skyactiv technology will lead to increased fleet sales as businesses look to reduce whole life costs, fuel bills and tax.
Skyactiv features a new generation of gasoline and diesel engines, improved model aerodynamics, vehicle weight reduction, new chassis and transmission.
Christian Blank, Mazda director of European fleet operations, said: “Research tells us that only 10% of new cars sold in 2020 will be fully electric.
“So we believe that the strategy we are pursuing is the right one – first launching breakthrough technologies for gasoline and diesel engines while continuing to work on hybrid and electric vehicles as well as hydrogen-powered models.”
Mazda will launch is Skyactiv and fleet offensive with the new CX-5 crossover which will go on sale at the start of 2012. The new model will achieve sub-120g/km of CO2 emissions.
Blank said: “The Skyactiv technology will enable our cars to reach the top quartile of our competitor set in terms of residual values and further extend our European fleet customer base.”