To meet strong demand for the popular Mazda6 from both retail and fleet customers, Mazda UK brought forwards the 'on sale' date for the upgraded Mazda6 models for 2010. Now in Mazda dealer showrooms, the new 19-strong range features refreshed exterior and interior styling, additional equipment and a range of significant technical enhancements that improve fuel economy by up to 6.4 per cent and reduced CO2 emissions by up to 6.1 per cent.
Customers are offered a choice of two body styles (hatchback and estate), six engines (three petrol and three diesel) and four equipment levels - S, TS, TS2, and Sport.
Improved fuel economy, lower Road Fund Licence bands and reduced Benefit In Kind costs offer buyers significant savings, while prices for the upgraded Mazda6 now range from £16,995 to £23,445 on-the-road, increased by an average of just 4.8 per cent.
Retuned Engines Deliver Reduced CO2 Emissions
A new 2-litre DISI petrol engine delivers 155ps (up from 147ps), while the lower power 2.2-litre diesel generates more power and torque - up 4ps to 129ps and up 20Nm to 340Nm at 1,800rpm. The highest power 2.2-litre diesel now produces 180ps (down 5ps) but modifications to the turbocharger boost torque delivery (while aiding fuel economy and cutting emissions), and its overall excellent performance is retained.
A Sport 2.0-litre petrol model with Mazda's five-speed automatic transmission is introduced after dealers reported a latent demand for a top-of-the-range model with this specification.
The upgraded Mazda6 achieves fuel economy average improvements of 3.2 and 4.1 per cent (petrol/diesel) and CO2emissions reductions that average 4.4 and 4.8 per cent (petrol/diesel), so the lower power 2.2-litre, 129ps diesel hatchback now has a rating of just 138g/km. These improvements move many models into a lower RFL band. All new Mazda6 models now meet Euro5 emission standards.
Although Mazda is keeping the upgraded Mazda6 range as simple as possible, buyers will continue to be offered a broad choice of powertrains and specifications, with each of the four equipment levels - S, TS, TS2, and Sport - highly specified within its price band.
Upgraded equipment for the new Mazda6 encompasses 'smart' turn indicators and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) for all models. Additional items for 2010, moving up the range include: rear spoiler (TS upwards); front & rear parking sensors and Hill Hold Assist (TS2 upwards), and swivel-type AFS front lights (Sport).
A choice of eight exterior colours is available - including a single solid colour (Brilliant Black), two metallics (Clear Water Blue and Sunlight Silver), and five micas (Black, Graphite, Stormy Blue, Copper Red and Crystal White Pearl). Standard interior trim is Black cloth (S, TS and TS2), with part cloth/part leather trim on Sport models. Full leather trim is now available as an option on all Mazda6 TS2 and Sport models (priced at £1,150 and £750, respectively), and includes powered driver and front passenger seats with a memory function on the driver's seat.Published 6 May 2010