Car valuations experts at CAP have given the all new Mazda 3 MPS superhatch a residual value boost to coincide with the range topper going on sale in the UK this Autumn. The 2.3 litre petrol model which generates 260ps and 380Nm of torque has a limited speed of 155mph has been praised by CAP’s price forecasters.
A ‘blind’ prediction of the Mazda 3 MPS worth saw CAP give the model, which has a P11D list price of £21,500 OTR, an initial valuation in September of £6,425 (30%) at the benchmark period. However, now the residual value has been increased by £450 to £6,875 (2%). That means that against the previous Mazda3 MPS the new model will retain an additional £750 of its value.
The all-new Mazda 3 MPS is capable of 0- 62mph in 6.1 seconds and returns 29.4mpg on the combined fuel cycle and has a CO2 emissions figure of 224 g/km. Reduced emissions means the new model qualifies for a lower annual Road Fund Licence of only £215.
Complementing the sporty styling cues of the exterior is an impressive array of practical features adding a masculine feel to the interior. The new cockpit meters and displays, such as the LCD turbo boost gauge and multi-information display (MID), combined with the comfort of half leather semi-bucket sport seats featuring red stitching add to the truly unique driving experience of the all-new Mazda3 MPS. Technology such as Bluetooth® phone and MP3 player connectivity, surround-sound BOSE® premium audio system with 10 speakers, smart keyless entry and push button start add to the quality cockpit environment. The all-new Mazda 3 MPS also possesses one of the segment’s most comprehensive safety packages with new active safety technology as standard; Electronic Brake Assist (EBA), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). New ‘adaptive’ bi-xenon headlights that turn to illuminate curves ahead and a Rear Vehicle Monitoring system (RVM) are also standard therefore minimising the hazards of everyday driving.