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Positive RV forecast for fleet-spec Mazda 6

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The new Mazda6 Business Line model will hold more of its value than rival models, according to used car pricing experts at CAP.

Available to order now, the 2.2-litre diesel has a P11D value of £18,130 and on-the-road price of £18,300, and is expected to retain 34% of its value over three-years/60,000 miles - that’s 4.5 percentage points above the average for its direct competitors.

Mazda fleet and remarketing director, Steve Jelliss, said: "We anticipated a strong residual value for the Business Line model and we are delighted that CAP has reached the same conclusion."

The Business Line model is specifically targeting fleets and comes with a high specification as standard including Sanyo TomTom satellite navigation, Bluetooth technology and 17 inch alloys.

Jeff Knight, editor of CAP Monitor, Cars, said: "Tangible items of specification such as satellite navigation, larger alloy wheels and increasingly Bluetooth are valued by second buyers hence the improved residual value."

The car emits 138g/km of CO2 and sits in the 20% benefit-in-kind tax bracket for 2011/2012.

Mazda expects to sell 500 Business Line models in the remainder of 2011 with the first models being on the road next month. Annual sales are expected to be around 1,000 units.