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Mazda special editions for fleet drivers

  • Special edition Mazdas available to fleets for first time
  • Mazda2, 3 and 5 get Venture spec with sat nav, Bluetooth
  • MX-5 gets a pair of 'Kuro' trims with 1.8 and 2.0-litre engines

Mazda has announced that special edition versions of many of its cars will be available to company car drivers for the first time.

The models available include Venture Edition trim for the Mazda2, 3 and 5, plus a pair of Kuro MX-5s.

Mazda’s Head of Fleet, Steve Tomlinson, is confident that the availability of new trim levels will bolster fleet demand for Mazda products: “As a result of the added specification, such as Sanyo TomTom satellite navigation with integrated Bluetooth® which has fleet appeal, the Venture Edition models deliver increased value for fleet customers so we expect an increase in corporate interest in the new range.”

Each Venture model gets a sat nav system with a 5.8-inch screen and integrated Bluetooth, along with gunmetal-coloured alloy wheels and front fog lights.

The Mazda2 variant is based on the 1.3-litre MZR Tamura five-door model, which means CO2 emissions of 115g/km and fuel economy of a claimed 56.5mpg on the combined cycle. Its P11d value kicks off at £11,940.

Moving up to the Mazda3, Venture spec means a choice of 1.6-litre petrol or diesel engines. The former has CO2 emissions of 144g/km and claimed fuel economy of 44.8mpg on the combined cycle, while the latter – which will be of more interest to company car drivers – emits 115g/km of CO2 with fuel economy stated as 65.7mpg. P11d value starts at £17,940 for the diesel version, and £16,305 for the petrol version.

The Mazda5 Venture is available with a choice of a 2.0-litre petrol engine, which emits 159g/km and is capable of 40.9mpg on the combined cycle, or a 1.6-litre diesel which boasts 138g/km and 54.3mpg respectively. The P11d value for the diesel version starts at £21,115.

Moving onto the MX-5, Kuro specification is based on the SE and Sport Tech model ranges. Available with either a 1.8- or 2.0-litre petrol engine, the additional equipment offers exterior and interior upgrades and leather interior fittings. For the 1.8-litre version P11d value is £18,165, while it's a P11d value of £21,615 for the 2.0-litre car.

Mazda2 Tamura emits 115g/km CO2 and manages a claimed 56mpg

Mazda5 Venture P11d value starts at £21,115 for the 1.6-litre diesel

Convertible MX-5 comes with either a 1.8 or 2.0-litre petrol engine