Mazda Contract Hire has cut its lease rates for the Mazda 6 thanks to an improvement in residuals since the car’s launch at the start of 2013.

The new rates begin from an impressive £199 a month for a 10,000 miles a year non-maintained contract for a 150hp diesel SE saloon.

According to Mazda, RV forecasters at Cap have given the 6 an average three-point lift to 34% in the past two months.

Mazda fleet boss Steve Tomlinson said: “Irrespective of derivative, businesses will benefit from an extremely competitive monthly rental.

“Waiting times can be an issue for fleet managers and drivers. However, any businesses that have an immediate requirement should contact Mazda as models can typically be delivered within two weeks.”