The Mazda2 supermini manual and ASM (Auto Shift Manual) and Mazda's best selling MX-5 sports car are now available at nil advance payment for customers who obtain their cars under the Motability Contract Hire scheme.

Mazda2 1.25 S, 1.4 S ASM models and Mazda MX-5 1.6i are all available with nil advance payment. Mazda says that there has been pent-up demand for cars in the supermini sector among those with special mobility requirements. Thanks to its practical use of space, quality and comfort levels Mazda2 is likely to be a popular choice for Motability customers.

"The introduction of Mazda2 and Mazda MX-5 with nil advance payment marks a positive move by Mazda and display's our commitment to the Motability scheme. Twenty nine Mazda dealers are already Motability accredited and the number is increasing rapidly," explained David McGonigle, Fleet and Remarketing Director for Mazda UK.

Mazda2, available as a five-door hatchback, is noted for its spacious interior and practicality so easy access and comfort are assured in a car that is also outstandingly frugal in both petrol and diesel variants.

Lively 1.25-litre, 1.4-litre or 1.6-litre petrol engines with manual transmission return 44.8 mpg, 43.5 mpg and 39.8 mpg respectively on the official Combined cycle. Auto Shift Manual transmission (ASM) provides an outstanding driving experience and is available on 1.4-litre petrol and diesel versions recording 43.5 mpg and 62.8 mpg respectively.

"Mazda2 offers ‘big car’ quality with the sort of driving dynamics and generous specification levels that represent outstanding value for money. Advance payments for the Mazda2 under the Motability contract hire scheme are extremely competitive – and the car's fuel economy is hard to beat," adds McGonigle.

In addition to the nil advance payment on Mazda2 1.25 S and 1.4 S ASM, other Mazda2 models in the range are available from only £250 advance payment, while Mazda MX-5 1.6i with option pack and Mazda MX-5 1.8i models are also available from £250 advance payment with Motability Contract Hire.

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Published : 27/11/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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