Mazda 6 winds Car BUyer Family Car of the Year award © Mazda

Mazda announces sales boost after awards season

Mazda ended 2013 on a high after increasing its sales by a massive 19% over the last 12 months.

That’s a great result for the company, but what does it mean for current Mazda owners and potential future customers? Here’s why it’s important to you.

The firm’s excellent performance in 2013 means a strong outlook in the UK for the year ahead. A strong outlook underpinned by strong products.

And it’s these strong products that are driving the growth in numbers. Put simply, if a car’s bad, you don’t buy it, and if a car’s good you do – that’s why nearly a fifth as many again bought a brand new Mazda in 2013 compared to the year before.

To put that into context, Mazda’s performance was 10.8% better than the rest of the car industry, underscoring the strength of the cars in its range today. Let’s take a closer look.

Mazda 3 hatchback and Mazda 3 Fastback - © Mazda

MAZDA 3

The all-new Mazda 3 has just gone on sale priced from £16,995 – and that’s for both the regular hatchback and larger Fastback models.

Offering two different variants of the car gives customers more choice, with a touch more practicality if they need it thanks to the Mazda 3 Fastback’s 420-litre boot.

Both cars boast a great range of engines delivering superb efficiency. From the 100hp 1.5-litre petrol to the range-topping 150hp 2.2-litre turbodiesel – including the 120hp 2.0-litre petrol engine – there’s something for all buyers.

The Mazda 3 hatchback will return an amazing 68.9mpg combined with 107g/km CO2 emissions – at T W White & Sons, we know the cost of running a car and so does Mazda, which is why its Skyactiv technology helps deliver great efficiency-focused results.

Mazda 6 © Mazda

MAZDA 6

The Mazda 6 continues to impress, too. Proving its strengths next to the competition, the practical and efficient 6 recently claimed Car Buyer’s ‘Best Large Family Car’ award.

Returning up to 72.4mpg combined with CO2 emissions of just 104g/km its environmental credentials are staggering.

Then there’s the practicality, thanks to the five-door’s 483-litre boot, while the Mazda 5 Tourer estate offers even more versatility, with a 506-litre load bay.

Best of all, prices start from an incredibly affordable £19,595, meaning access to the award winning Mazda 6 range has never been easier if you’re after a stylish, powerful, efficient and practical car.

Mazda CX5 © Mazda

MAZDA CX5

The Mazda CX5 was the car to kick-start the Skyactiv revolution for Mazda and has won countless trophies and awards since its introduction in 2012. It started as a strong seller and has got better from there.

And it’s not hard to see why when you take a closer look at the details.

With its super stiff and extremely safe high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel Skyactiv chassis, the Mazda CX5 assures peace of mind when transporting the family as well as a stable and agile platform for driving.

Combined with the punchy 175hp 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine, the CX5 will sprint from 0-62mph in 8.8 seconds. Choose the slightly less powerful 150hp 2.2 diesel and Mazda claims you’ll be able to achieve an astounding 61.4mpg with 119g/km CO2.

Prices start from £21,595 meaning it’s not only more attractive, much more efficient and much better to drive than many of its rivals, it’s also cheaper, too.

And those savings continue over your time with the car, as the low road tax rates, steadfast reliability and impressive fuel economy mean outgoings will be kept to a minimum.

ALL ABOUT EXPERIENCE

If you’ve not yet experienced the current Skyactiv Mazda range, drop into our T W White & Sons Mazda branches in Bookham, Surrey and Orpington, Kent.

We’ll be glad to show you around and explain any of the cars’ innovative range of features, especially on a vehicle test drive, showing them off to the full.

We promise you won’t be disappointed. Going by the firm’s growing satisfied customer base in the UK, improving sales by a massive 19% throughout 2013, there are plenty of people who’ll agree.

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