The All-New Mazda6 – A New Dimension to Driving Dynamics

January 21, 2013
  • The all-new Mazda6 Saloon and Tourer on sale from 25 January 2013, priced from £19,595 to £28,045 on-the-road (OTR)
  • Powered by Mazda’s award-winning SKYACTIV 2.0-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel engines with the choice of six-speed manual and automatic SKYACTIV transmissions
  • SKYACTIV technology suite to set new benchmarks for fuel economy and CO2 emissions in the CD-segment

Mazda’s new-generation flagship Mazda6 is on sale in the UK in Saloon and Tourer guise from 25 January 2013 following its unveiling at the Paris Motor Show on 27 September 2012. Prices for petrol models will start at £19,595 OTR for the 2.0-litre 145ps Saloon SE, rising to £24,865 for the 2.0-litre 165ps Tourer Sport Nav. Diesel variants start at £21,795 for the 2.2-litre 150ps Saloon SE through to £28,045 for the 2.2-litre 175ps Tourer Sport Nav Auto.

Built to feel like an extension of its driver, the all-new Mazda6 brings together the most advanced iteration yet of Mazda’s Sustainable Zoom-Zoom driving and electrifying ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ styling. The combination of highly efficient SKYACTIV technology and the striking KODO design will ensure the Mazda6 is perfectly equipped to tackle the competitive CD-segment.

The all-new Mazda6 – now in its third generation – is the first mass-production Mazda model to be equipped with i-ELOOP, the Japanese company’s unique brake energy regeneration system. Fitted as standard to the majority of Mazda6 models sold in the UK, this innovative system can boost economy by up to 10 percent, depending on driving conditions. It’s the most recent ingredient of Mazda’s building-block strategy for uncompromisingly efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles.

i-ELOOP joins the innovative ‘i-stop’ idle-stop system and SKYACTIV powertrains, chassis and body – first introduced on the Mazda CX-5 – and positions the all-new Mazda6 as the benchmark for fuel economy and CO2.. With combined fuel economy as high as 67.3mpg and emissions as low as 108g/km – without any sacrifice in performance – based on CO2, the Mazda6 is the new class leader.

Mazda’s range of high-efficiency SKYACTIV powertrains includes two petrol engines and two diesels paired to six-speed automatic or manual transmissions. SKYACTIV-G petrol engines include the 2.0-litre 145ps and the 2.0-litre 165ps both producing 210Nm at 4,000rpm. SKYACTIV-D diesel engines include the 2.2-litre 150ps producing 380Nm at 1,800rpm to 2,600rpm and the 2.2-litre 175ps producing 420Nm at 2,000rpm.

Together with SKYACTIV powertrains, the SKYACTIV-Chassis and SKYACTIV-Body make the all-new Mazda6 an engaging and rewarding drive, delivering refined, linear handling, segment-leading safety and a uniquely efficient and lightweight design.

Chassis and body structures are stiffer, benefiting from greater proportions of high and ultra-high tensile steels. The steering and suspension combine low-speed agility with high-speed stability and responsiveness to driver input – at a level of precision unparalleled in the CD-segment. In addition to being quieter and more aerodynamic, the all-new Mazda6 will also be a segment leader in terms of safety.

The SKYACTIV-Body offers class-leading impact protection thanks to highly rigid impact-absorbing structures and innovative load paths to disperse energy away from the cabin. To help the driver avoid accidents, the all-new Mazda6 features an impressive array of advanced active safety technologies (depending on model) such as radar-based Rear Vehicle Monitoring, Smart City Brake Support (SCSB) and Lane Departure Warning System. Even when a collision is unavoidable, passive safety technologies work to diminish its severity for occupants and pedestrians – and even the vehicle itself.

The benefits of the sophisticated SCBS have been recognised by the Association of British Insurers, which acknowledges the immense value of autonomous braking systems in boosting safety and reducing the cost of repairs. All-new Mazda6 SE-L and Sport models, which are fitted with SCBS as standard, enjoy a significant drop in their insurance group rating - up to five groups lower for diesel-powered models and six groups lower for petrol-powered versions than the previous model.

In the interior, form meets function in a highly ergonomic cockpit design to make driving as enjoyably and engaging as possible. Everything is exactly where it should be: even the repositioned A-pillars, moved rearwards by a full 100mm relative to the previous model, contribute to a stress-free experience by widening the driver’s field of view.

Passengers will appreciate the relaxing atmosphere in the cabin, which features segment-leading passenger space on the Saloon models, accompanied by the latest infotainment technology, including an 11-speaker BOSE® surround sound audio system, available on Sport models.

Specially developed to highlight the features of the Mazda6’s KODO design, Soul Red Metallic is an all-new body colour, which uses a unique process to deliver unprecedented levels of depth, shading and vividness that accentuate all-new Mazda6’s stunning form and character lines. Blue Reflex Mica, Meteor Grey Mica and Jet Black Mica also debut on the all-new Mazda6.

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The MPG figures quoted are sourced from official EU-regulated test results obtained through laboratory testing. These are provided for comparability purposes only and may not reflect your actual driving results.