Mazda tells us that the latest generation of the new ‘6’ Saloon and Tourer showcases a comprehensive range of carefully considered revisions and enhancements which it claims will cement the company flagship's rightful position at the head of the Mazda model range.
Starting from €31,945 and with a promised fuel efficiency as low as 4.4l/100km or 64 mpg, the Japanese carmaker says that new Mazda6 has been refined inside and out and offers drivers a suite of new technology and safety features.
It boasts that the exceptional maturity and elegance of the exterior design evident in the signature 3D grille and detailed light clusters is complimented by a human-centred, ergonomically superb interior. It adds that not only is the cabin more refined, quiet and comfortable than ever, but has also been updated to offer occupants the very latest in multimedia connectivity on an 8-inch centre screen.
New technologies boost the performance of all SkyActiv powertrains to maximise efficiency and power with additional engine options offering customers more choice to better suit their needs. The new Mazda6 will offer a choice of two SkyACctiv-G 2.0 litre petrol engines available in either 145PS or 165PS. A new SkyActiv-D 2.2 litre diesel engine with 184PS will accompany the frugal yet sporty 2.2D 150PS option. Both petrol and diesel engines are available in either manual or automatic transmissions.
Mazda says that cabin noise is now quieter and more pleasant than ever with road noise, vibrations and harshness further reduced via thicker body panels, natural sound smoother technology and noise absorbing materials to create a truly premium feel. The range of i-ActivSense safety systems has also been broadened.
Speaking with regard to the updated refinements, John Perry, Managing Director of Mazda Ireland commented, "the outgoing Mazda6 has been such a successful car it has continuously received praise as one of the leading cars in its segment, aesthetically and as a driving experience. Refinements to the new Mazda6 raise its profile as a segment leader and a true alternative to premium rivals. Not only has the design, engine line up and technology been upgraded, driving dynamics have also been improved to further strengthen the engaging driving experience provided by Mazda's unique, Jinba Ittai, car-and-driver-as-one philosophy. The new Mazda6 should be a genuine consideration for any driver looking for a premium yet fun to drive offering, even in the era of SUV and crossover dominance.”