New data released by Cap Motor Research has suggested that the all-new Mazda6 2.2-litre diesel will have a stronger used car price than its rivals.
Cap used car valuation experts predict that three years into its lifespan and with 60,000 miles on the clock, the new model will retain an impressive 39 per cent of its original value.
The forecast means that a used Mazda6 will be quite expensive but the cost will be offset by the fact that its low CO2 emissions will mean that all saloon and hatchback versions will only attract band C vehicle excise duty rates.
The new car’s high residual value places it ahead of competitors such as the Toyota Avensis and the Vauxhall Insignia.
Jeff Knight, forecast manager for Cap, commented: "The Mazda6 has established itself as a solid and reliable model in the company car upper medium sector. The new 2.2 diesel model will consolidate the cars position as a well-specified, stylish and reliable option for user choosers."
The Mazda6 has been in production since 2002.
Written by Roxy Moran