Thanks to reduced CO2 emissions on these vehicles, both the Mazda6 and Mazda2 fall into lower Vehicle Exise Duty (VED) and benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax brackets.
The Mazda6 offers lower VED
CO2 emission reductions from 142 to 140 grams per kilometre on the Mazda6 2.2 litre 5-door 163PS and 180PS models see their VED fall from Band F (£130) to Band E (£115).
Mazda6 BIK savings
The 2.2 litre diesel 5-door 129PS Mazda6 range sees CO2 emissions go from 138g/km to 133g/km, earning a place in the 19% BIK tax bracket, rather than the previous 20% bracket. This includes the recently launched Mazda6 Business Line.
In terms of real-world savings, a basic rate taxpayer driving a 129PS TS Mazda6 saves £39.66 over the year. A higher rate tax payer saves £6.61 per month, or £79.32 over the year.
Meanwhile a colleague driving the 129PS Business Line Mazda6 will have an extra £36.26 in their wallet at the end of year if they are a basic rate taxpayer, or £72.52 if they are taxed at the higher rate.
Mazda2 BIK savings
The Mazda2 1.5 litre petrol range has also improved its BIK rating by a single percentage point, coming in at 16%, instead of 17%.
CO2 emissions on these Mazda’s now weigh in at 132g/km, rather than 135g/km.
Someone driving a Mazda2 1.5 litre 3 door Sport saves £25.55 per year as a basic rate taxpayer, and £51.10 per year as a higher rate taxpayer.
On the 5-door version, savings are slightly higher – £26.25 per year at the basic rate, and £52.50 at the higher rate.
The 1.3 litre Mazda2 models all see CO2 dropped to 115g/km from 119g/km, while the 1.5 litre automatic reduced its emissions by a single gram to 145g/km.
As an added bonus for employers, these tax reductions also translate into a saving in NI.
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