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‘‘blast’’ down the track to just past Noonamah and couldn’t fault it at all.
During the extended test drive this week, I found myself constantly comparing it, not unfavourably I hasten to add, to the Audi A4.
The same light responsive steering and all the technological wizardry.
Given my drive car was the base model it is truly
astonishing to realise how many features this vehicle has as standard, from the reversing camera, paddle shift gear control, Sat Nav, Bluetooth, Cruise Control, ABS, Traction Control System (TCS) and on and on it goes. I still find this incredible as I remember when a CD player in a car was a real big deal (showing signs of myage here).
Warning: ‘‘dry’’ technical info to follow — this vehicle also has Skyactiv Technology and a kinetic recovery system named, rather gawkily, i-Eloop which involves a capacitor that stores electricity generated when slowing down and braking extending battery life by using this extra energy to power the air-con and audio— handy!
Finding a location for the photo shoot was something I agonised over for a good week but eventually found succour in the words of a colleague who mentioned in passing that this is a car ‘‘that would look good anywhere’’.
Mazda have well and truly hit the nail on the head with this one.
I’m not a big fan of the colour red for a car, but this was a gorgeous hue with a hint of magenta. Mazda call it Soul Red. Something else worth mentioning is that when these vehicles make landfall on the Australian continent they are actually being delivered directly to the Port of Darwin — how easy is that?
Three (simple) words to summarise : Ooh la la
This vehicle is available from Kerry Mazda on the Stuart Highway, you can’t miss it, on the left-hand side when you’re inbound, so call in there to see Enrico and his professional sales team and book this amazing vehicle in for a test drive.
The knowledgeable staff there can provide further details on this most impressive car.
The vehicle I road tested is the Mazda 6 Sport 2.5 litre petrol sedan and is available for as little as $37,000 drive away.
This striking car is also available as a 2.2 litre 16-valve DOHC intercooled turbo diesel (5.4/100km) and by all accounts, if the reviews are to be believed, the Wagon version is also an absolute cracker (as one reviewer put it).
The Mazda 6 is smooth, quiet and sleek around town and handles wonderfully on the open road thanks to the easy to use cruise control that lets you get real comfy
The Mazda6 is a car that would look good in any environment