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NEW MAZDA6 - FAMILY MOTORING IN STYLE By Brian Foley

The all-new Mazda6 is not just another standard type large family car, as with its stand out looks it is a refreshingly exciting style statement. Priced from €28,745, the Mazda6 comes in Saloon and Tourer (estate) versions.The striking exterior is complimented by four new body colours – Soul Red Metallic – Blue Reflex Mica - Meteor Grey Mica and Jet Black Mica, of whic red is particularly attractive.

The spacious and comfortable interior has soft touch surfaces, premium quality finishes and satin-chrome detailing. For those who require extra loading/luggage space the Tourer makes a smart alternative to the 4-door saloon.
The SkyActiv Diesel engines come with i-Eloop; Mazda’s clever new regenerative braking system turning stored kinetic energy into electricity to power the vehicle’s electrical systems. Combined with Mazda’s i-Stop technology, i-Eloop delivers fuel economy improvement of about 10%.
The 2.2-litre Diesel with the 6-speed manual gearbox returns an impressive 20% improvement on efficiency delivering 108g/km of CO2 and fuel economy of 4.2 l/100km (67mpg). Performance is not sacrificed thanks to 150ps power output and 380Nm of torque.
There is the option of a 6-speed diesel automatic, with CO2 emissions from 127g/km. Chassis and body structures are stiffer, benefiting from greater use of high and ultra-high tensile steels. The steering and suspension combine low-speed agility with high-speed stability and responsiveness to driver input for sharp handling.
In addition to being quieter and more aerodynamic, standard safety features on diesel models include Smart City Brake Support, Hill Hold Assist, and Dynamic Stability Control.
The Sport Model in both the Saloon and Tourer Models cime with with very generous levels of standard equipment including: 17” Alloy wheels, 5.8” touch screen multimedia audio system, climate control, cruise control and Bluetooth®, front and rear parking sensors and Smart City Brake Support.
Prices start from €28,745*, with the Diesel Sport Saloon available from €31,795.
*Prices exclude metallic paint & Dealer related charges.
A winter test drive of the 2.2 Tourer in South County Wicklow proved very pleasant despite extremely wet and windy weather conditions. Particularly impressive was the stability in crosswinds and feel-safe handling and braking on roads made very treacherous by lots of standing water.
MODELSRetail PriceCO2 EmissionsAnnual Road TaxTax Band
All New Mazda6 MAZDA6 2.0G (145PS) Executive €28,745 129 €270 B1
MAZDA6 2.2D (150PS) Sport €31,795 108 €190 A3
MAZDA6 2.2D (150PS) Sport Auto €33,845 127 €270 B1
MAZDA6 2.2D (150PS) Sport SE €35,895 108 €190 A3
MAZDA6 2.2D (175PS) Sport SE Auto €38,895 127 €270 B1
MAZDA6 2.0G (145PS) Sport Tourer €30,095 131 €280 B2
MAZDA6 2.2D (150PS) Sport Tourer €33,195 116 €200 A4
MAZDA6 2.2D (150PS) Sport Auto Tourer €34,895 129 €270 B1
MAZDA6 2.2D (150PS) Sport SE Tourer €38,395 116 €200 A4