Current Car Makers Premier Leage leaders Mazda are to raise prices on its Mazda6 and Mazda5 models by 2% in April in reaction to raw material costs and fluctuations in the yen exchange rates.
This move will raise the prices of Mazda6 cars by an average of £345 and Mazda5 vehicles by £323.
Mark Cameron, sales & marketing director Mazda UK, said: “Recent rises in some raw materials costs and fluctuations in the Yen/Pound exchange rate mean that we have to increase prices on the Mazda5 and Mazda6 range from April 1.
“By flagging these forthcoming rises early, we are giving customers a chance to ‘save’ between £289 and £429, depending on model, by buying their new Mazda before March 31.”
Cameron said the rise of 2% was a much smaller increase in comparison to price rises by other car brands.
Mazda has confirmed that the rest of its range will not be affected but would not comment on how those models were unaffected by the yen exchange rate or changes in raw material prices.
Source AM Online