Mazda customers will be able to save money on the Mazda2 and Mazda6 after launching new engines with reduced emissions and slashing retail prices.

Customers will be able to save as Mazda is delivering lower Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) and reduced benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax on some of its models.

The Mazda6 2.0-litre five-door diesel model (with power outputs of 161hp and 178hp) will see price reductions of at least £15 a year as it now falls into the E tax band as opposed to the F tax band. This is because of a reduction of 2g/km of CO2 emissions.

The same Mazda model, with a power output of 127hp, will see emission reductions of 5g/km. This spells good news for businesses as this includes the Mazda6 Business Line model and means that the Mazda6 drops into the 19 percent BIK tax bracket (previously 20 percent) in 2011/12.

The Mazda2 2.2-litre 5-door diesel (127hp) will also see a cut in the BIK tax bill and basic tax payers will save £39.66 per year and higher rate taxpayers will save £79.32.

The Mazda2 1.5-litre petrol will also see emission reductions of 135g/km to 132g/km, which means that in terms of its BIK tax bracket it now stands in the 16 percent company car tax bracket for 2011/12.

This reduction also means that Mazda2 1.5-litre 3-door Sport petrol drivers will save £25.55 (basic taxpayer rate) and £51.10 per year (higher rate taxpayer).

On the same model, yet in a five-door savings are £26.25 per year (basic taxpayers) and £52.50 per year (higher rate taxpayers).