Apart from the trio of new diesel versions, the lane-change radar monitor and the fitting of Smart Keyless Entry (with push button engine Start/Stop) on all Sport and Sport Luxury models not just petrol models as previously – as standard, the multi-talented new Mazda6 continues to offer UK motorists a comprehensive and highly competitive range of cars. With new second-generation Mazda6, Mazda retained and built upon the original model’s sportiness and design flair. The creation of bodyshells which were significantly stiffer, as well as lighter, meant that all models delivered even more responsive handling.
Although Mazda is keeping the Mazda6 range as simple as possible for 2009, buyers will continue to be offered a comprehensive choice of powertrains and specifications, with every derivative highly specified in its price band. As well as the established Mazda equipment levels – S, TS, TS2 and Sport – new Mazda6 introduced a fifth level, called ‘SL’ (Sport Luxury). The Sport grade featured a much bolder visual differentiation from all other versions, with the ‘Sports Appearance Pack’ fitted as standard on this model, while 18-inch wheels were introduced for the first time on a Mazda6.
The range-topping Sports Luxury level brings customers premium equipment such as full leather seats, heated front seats, a 240W BOSE surround sound premium audio system with eight speakers, 18-inch alloy wheels, Bi-Xenon headlamps and front and rear parking sensors.Published 11 November 2008