The new car comes with a 27-strong model line-up, starting at £14,100 on-the-road and rising to £19,200, with a choice of five engines and four equipment levels.
Petrol engined models are already in dealer showrooms. Automatic models will follow later in the year, whilst diesels will be available in the first quarter of next year. The upgraded Mazda6 has retuned suspension and a strengthened body shell.
Two new body colours have been added to the eight colour range, phantom blue mica and tungsten grey metallic – in the eight colour range, plus new 16-inch five-spoke and 17-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels and twin exhaust tailpipes on 2.0 and 2.3 petrol models. The 2.3 Estate 4WD and 2.3-litre 4-door Sport models, are no longer available in the UK.
Interior changes include a new dark titanium console surface (depending on grade), instead of the silver metallic of the outgoing model, with a separate ‘piano black’ radio/CD and re-styled switches, plus new surface materials and softer upholstery.
The modified MZR-CD 2.0-litre turbo diesel is fitted with a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) and is offered in two derivatives. The standard power version produces 119bhp. With multi-stage fuel injection, the high power diesel version generates 141bhp (up 5bhp).
There is a choice of three petrol engines.
Two newly developed transmissions feature in the upgraded Mazda6. A six-speed manual transmission is standard for all models, except the 1.8-litre petrol.
A new five-speed Activematic automatic will be available from October as an option on the 2.0-litre petrol (TS and TS2 grades), replacing the previous four-speed automatic. This transmission allows drivers to select fully-automatic operation or to manually select gears.
The entry-level S model of the upgraded Mazda6 range comes with standard equipment including manual air conditioning, 16-inch alloy wheels, height and reach adjustable steering wheel, electric windows front and rear, a radio/CD unit with four speakers, remote central locking, six airbags and ABS anti-lock braking.
Mazda6 price list
|Model||Estimated OTR price|
|Mazda6 4dr Saloon|
|2.0 TS2 AT||£18,100|
|Mazda6 5dr Hatchback|
|2.0 TS AT||£16,600|
|2.0 TS2 AT||£18,100|
|2.0 TS2 AT||£19,100|