Visitors to the Fleet Show are to be given exclusive access to the all-new Mazda CX-5 ahead of its launch in the UK.
Two pre-production examples of the new five-seat mid-size SUV will be at the Silverstone event – one on static display and the other available for chauffeured rides on track.
Mazda expects the new version to perform in a similar manner to the first generation model – this sold around 15,300 since launch with fleet buyers. Forecasts for the first financial year following its June on-sale date are around 1,600.
Mazda’s head of fleet, Steve Tomlinson, said: “As with many manufacturers we have supply constraints but we fight for as much production as we possibly can and are fortunate it is a popular car and we are able to sell them all.”
All-new Mazda CX-5 is priced from £23,695 with a choice of the impressive 165ps 2.0-litre SKYACTIV-G petrol engine with superior responsiveness or the equally impressive 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D diesel with 150ps or 175ps power output and the choice of either a six-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. CO2 emissions are from132g/km and fuel economy up to 56.5mpg combined.
Elsewhere at the show, Mazda will be giving hot laps in the all-new Mazda MX-5 RF and will also have representatives from its core Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda6, Mazda CX-3 and Mazda MX-5 ranges available for test drives.
Experience the latest cars and vans, meet the industry’s biggest suppliers, network and attend a packed seminar session at the Fleet Show, held at Silverstone. Secure your place by registering at www.thefleetshow.co.uk.