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, each highly specified within its price band.
"The 2010 Mazda6 has been given a make-over that is much more than a cosmetic exercise," comments Peter Lambert dealer principal at Perrys Mazda. "While the car has more aggressive front styling, dynamic and engaging driving characteristics remain at the heart of the 2010 model.
“The engines, suspension and steering have been fine-tuned, enhancing refinement. Mazda6 is among the best-in-class for CO2 emissions and its ownership experience is underpinned by reduced costs and Mazda’s outstanding build quality and reliability."
A 2.0-litre DISI petrol engine delivers 155ps (up from 147ps), while the lower power 2.2-litre diesel generates more power and torque – up to 129ps and 340Nm at 1,800rpm.
The highest power 2.2-litre diesel now produces 180ps (down 5ps) but modifications to the turbocharger boost torque delivery (aiding fuel economy), and its overall excellent performance is retained.
A new special edition Mazda6 ‘Takuya’ model is available in three different guises: 2.0-litre hatchback (£19,845), 2.2D hatchback (£20,945) and 2.2D estate (£21,595).
All three variants cost just £1,200 more than the TS models on which they are based, yet benefit from the fitment of 18-inch alloy wheels, a sports front grille, half-leather heated front seats, dusk-sensing headlights, alloy pedals, auto-dimming rear view mirror and a special choice of exterior paint colours.
The 2010 Mazda6 achieves average fuel economy improvements of 3.2 and 4.1 percent (petrol/diesel) and average CO2 emissions reductions of 4.4 and 4.8 percent (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 Road Fund Licence band.
Improved fuel economy, lower RFL and reduced Benefit In Kind costs offer buyers significant savings, while prices for the Mazda6 are increased by an average of just 4.8 percent and now range from £16,995 to £23,455 (on-the-road).
Enhanced equipment for the Mazda6 encompasses ‘smart’ turn indicators and Emergency Stop Signalling System (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).
Full leather trim is now available as an option on all 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.
To find out more about the Mazda6, the rest of the Mazda range, or to arrange a test-drive, please call Perrys Mazda on 01772 793 054 or visit the showroom on Blackpool Road, Ribbleton.