Mazda has announced that the latest version of its Mazda6 saloon and Tourer will go on sale in the UK this summer. Prices start at £23,045 for the entry-level saloon and £23,975 for the cheapest Tourer model.
The Mazda6 is available in four trim levels: SE-L Nav+, SE-L LUX Nav+, Sport Nav+ and GT Sport Nav+. A range of petrol and diesel engines are offered, along with a choice of manual and automatic gearboxes – although each trim level is only available with certain engines.
Design changes to the car’s exterior include a new grille, LED headlights and reprofiled front and rear bumpers. New alloy wheels are offered, along with sophisticated three-layer paint technology if you go for the new Soul Red Crystal finish.
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The car’s interior has had a comprehensive reworking, with a focus on new materials and luxury. A centrally mounted eight-inch infotainment screen is joined by a seven-inch screen behind the steering wheel, along with a standard head-up display. Higher-spec cars benefit from stitched suede on the dash, ‘sen wood’ trim and Nappa leather.Trim levels and engines
The entry point to the Mazda6 range is SE-L NAV+ trim. Both the saloon and Tourer can be had in this spec with a 143bhp 2.0-litre SKYACTIV-G petrol engine or 148bhp 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D diesel. A choice of six-speed manual or automatic gearboxes is offered on both engines, although the latter isn"t available on the petrol Tourer. SE-L LUX Nav+ trim brings the same choice of engines, albeit without the option of an automatic gearbox.
Sport Nav+ gains the more powerful 163bhp version of the 2.0-litre petrol engine, while the 148bhp 2.2-litre diesel is joined by the option of a 181bhp version with a choice of gearbox.
Step up to GT Sport Nav+ and Mazda’s new automatic-only, 2.5-litre SKYACTIV-G petrol can be specified, with 191bhp and cylinder-deactivation technology that helps save fuel by turning off two cylinders at 25-50mph. Diesel options are the same as for the Sport Nav+.Specifications
The new Mazda6 comes well equipped as standard, even in entry-level SE-L Nav+ trim. All models get 17-inch alloys, LED headlights, foglights and rear lights, automatic lights and wipers, heated power-folding mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, rear privacy glass and – on Tourer models – roof rails.
Inside, standard equipment includes a leather steering wheel and gearknob, cloth upholstery, manually adjustable seats, a head-up display, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and a tonneau cover on Tourer models. DAB radio, sat-nav, and Bluetooth connectivity are also included as standard, accessible via an eight-inch infotainment screen.
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Specifying SE-L LUX Nav trim brings black leather upholstery, heated power-adjustable front seats, a heated steering wheel and a reversing camera.
Sport Nav+ models add 19-inch alloys, unique exterior trim details and daytime running lights, adaptive headlights and unique LED rear lights. The driver’s seat gains a memory function, while keyless entry, a wiper de-icer system and an 11-speaker Bose stereo are added to the mix. Optional ‘Stone’ leather is offered, along with the Safety Pack.
GT Sport Nav+ sits at the top of the range and as such gets even more equipment, including standard brown Nappa leather, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, improved interior trim, LED interior illumination and a frameless rear-view mirror, along with the added Safety Pack as standard.Safety, security and assistance
Standard safety equipment is good: hill-hold, automatic emergency braking, automatic cruise control, a speed limiter, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, intelligent speed assist and a lane-keeping system are all included.
The Safety Pack – standard on the GT Sport Nav+ – brings even more safety kit, including adaptive LED lights and a driver attention alert system.Prices
The new Mazda6 will arrive in the UK at this summer, priced at £23,045 for the entry-level SE-L Nav+ saloon with a 2.0-litre petrol engine and manual gearbox, with the Tourer model starting at £23,975. The cheapest diesel option in the range will start at £25,445, or £26,245 for the equivalent Tourer.
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A step to SE-L LUX Nav+ trim adds around £1,100 to the price, with the petrol saloon coming in at £24,445. The Sport Nav+ starts at £26,195 for a saloon with the more powerful petrol engine, or £28,095 for the more powerful diesel. Choosing the Tourer estate adds around £800 in each case.
The most expensive in the range is the top-spec GT Sport Nav+, powered by the 2.5-litre petrol engine. The saloon starts at £30,695, while the Tourer comes in at £31,495.