Ma­tu­rity, el­e­gance and re­fine­ment: the new Mazda6

The Argus - - MOTORS -

* New Mazda6 start­ing from €31,945 with three spec lev­els; Ex­ec­u­tive SE, Plat­inum and Plat­inum+. * Ex­te­rior body changes in­clude new 3D sig­na­ture grille, light clus­ters, paint and al­loys.

* In­te­rior changes in­clude up­graded seats, in­stru­ment panel, door trim and ma­te­ri­als.

* Up­grades and ad­di­tions to the pow­er­train in­clude a new 2.0P 165PS petrol en­gine and a 2.2D 184PS diesel en­gine with i-ELOOP tech­nol­ogy. * Ad­di­tional tech­nol­ogy fea­tures in­clude ven­ti­lated seats, pro­jec­tion ac­tive driv­ing dis­play, 360° park­ing dis­play and new ad­vanced safety fea­tures.

THE lat­est gen­er­a­tion of the new Mazda6 Sa­loon and Tourer show­cases a com­pre­hen­sive range of care­fully con­sid­ered re­vi­sions and en­hance­ments which ce­ment the com­pany flag­ship’s right­ful po­si­tion at the head of the Mazda model range. Start­ing from €31,945 and with fuel ef­fi­ciency as low as 4.4l/100km, the new Mazda6 has been re­fined in­side and out and of­fers driv­ers a suite of new tech­nol­ogy and safety fea­tures.

The ex­cep­tional ma­tu­rity and el­e­gance of the ex­te­rior de­sign ev­i­dent in the sig­na­ture 3D grille and de­tailed light clus­ters is com­pli­mented by a hu­man-centred, er­gonom­i­cally su­perb in­te­rior. Not only is the cabin more re­fined, quiet and com­fort­able than ever, but has also been up­dated to of­fer oc­cu­pants the very lat­est in mul­ti­me­dia con­nec­tiv­ity on an 8-inch cen­tre screen.

New tech­nolo­gies boost the per­for­mance of all SKYACTIV pow­er­trains to max­imise ef­fi­ciency and power with ad­di­tional en­gine op­tions of­fer­ing cus­tomers more choice to bet­ter suit their needs. The new Mazda6 will of­fer a choice of two SKYACTIV- G 2.0 litre petrol en­gines avail­able in ei­ther 145PS or 165PS. A new SKYACTIV-D 2.2 litre diesel en­gine with 184PS will ac­com­pany the fru­gal yet sporty 2.2D 150PS op­tion. Both petrol and diesel en­gines are avail­able in ei­ther man­ual or au­to­matic trans­mis­sions.

Cabin noise is now qui­eter and more pleas­ant than ever with road noise, vi­bra­tions and harsh­ness fur­ther re­duced via thicker body pan­els, nat­u­ral sound smoother tech­nol­ogy and noise ab­sorb­ing ma­te­ri­als to cre­ate a truly pre­mium feel. The range of i-ACTIVSENSE safety sys­tems has also been broad­ened such as up­dated Mazda Radar Cruise Con­trol, Pro­jected Ac­tive Driv­ing Dis­play with in­te­grated Satel­lite Nav­i­ga­tion, Adap­tive LED Head­lights and Blind Spot Mon­i­tor­ing all as stan­dard. In­tel­li­gent Speed As­sis­tance and 360° park­ing view mon­i­tor are avail­able on higher spec grades. John Perry, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Mazda Ire­land com­mented; “The out­go­ing Mazda6 has been such a suc­cess­ful car it has con­tin­u­ously re­ceived praise as one of the lead­ing cars in its seg­ment, aes­thet­i­cally and as a driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Re­fine­ments to the new Mazda6 raise its pro­file as a seg­ment leader and a true al­ter­na­tive to pre­mium ri­vals. Not only has the de­sign, en­gine line up and tech­nol­ogy been up­graded, driv­ing dy­nam­ics have also been im­proved to fur­ther strengthen the en­gag­ing driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence pro­vided by Mazda’s unique, Jinba It­tai, car-and-driver-as-one phi­los­o­phy. The new Mazda6 should be a gen­uine con­sid­er­a­tion for any driver look­ing for a pre­mium yet fun to drive of­fer­ing, even in the era of SUV and cross­over dom­i­nance.”

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