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Mazda drums up in­ter­est in its best pas­sen­ger car

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sell­ing vari­ants so we de­cided to fo­cus our en­er­gies on the more pop­u­lar mod­els’’.

The Tour­ing des­ig­na­tion re­places the Clas­sic model, costs $300 less but adds front and rear park­ing sen­sors, leather seat trim and power ad­justable front seats with driver’s side mem­ory func­tion.

Tour­ing mod­els come with Blue­tooth, cli­mate con­trol air­con­di­tion­ing, cruise con­trol, trip com­puter, rain-sens­ing wipers, six airbags and DSC.

The wagon has been cut by $3370 to $34,750.

Add-ons in­clude front and rear park­ing sen­sors, leather seat trim and power ad­justable front seats. Five-door Lux­ury Sports and Diesel Sports add the $2800 sat­nav op­tion as stan­dard.

De­spite be­ing a favourite of crit­ics for its ex­cel­lent han­dling and dy­nam­ics, the Mazda6 last month sold only half as many as Ford’s Mon­deo. Maciver says the new pric­ing, fea­tures and model re­or­gan­i­sa­tion is not in re­sponse to any par­tic­u­lar com­peti­tor.

Mean­while, the Mazda2, Aus­tralia’s most pop­u­lar light car, has an up­grade. The en­try Neo has cruise con­trol, steer­ing wheel-mounted au­dio con­trols and side and cur­tain airbags as stan­dard.

Mazda6: Stan­dard leather up­hol­stery in all vari­ants

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