Mazda announces UK price and specification for new Mazda6 Saloon and Tourer

With the new Mazda6 Tourer having made its world debut at the recent Geneva Motor Show, Mazda has announced UK pricing and specification for both the Saloon and Tourer versions of its flagship model. Featuring an upgraded cabin, revised styling and enhanced technology, plus the UK debut of Mazda’s cylinder deactivation SKYACTIV-G 2.5-litre petrol engine, the updated Mazda6 also sees the popular SKYACTIV-D 2.2-litre diesel engine benefit from a power upgrade to 184ps.

Priced from £23,045 to £32,795, the combined Tourer and Saloon range features 24 models across four trim levels: SE-L Nav+, SE-L LUX Nav+, Sport Nav+ and GT Sport Nav+. Matched exclusively to the new range-topping GT Sport Nav+ trim, Mazda’s 2.5-litre SKYACTIV-G engine makes its UK debut in the Mazda6. With a cylinder deactivation system, this direct-injection four-cylinder engine seamlessly switches between four and two-cylinder operation to improve real-world fuel economy at no cost to performance.

Fitted in the large CX-9 SUV, and the award-winning CX-5 in certain global markets, the 2.5-litre SKYACTIV-G makes its UK debut in the new Mazda6 where it’s paired with Mazda’s SKYACTIV-DRIVE six-speed automatic gearbox in both Saloon and Tourer models.

“With new powertrain technology, fresh premium design details inside and out, revised model grades and more standard technology, the new Mazda6 is a thoroughly re-engineered and refined update of our stylish flagship,” commented Jeremy Thomson, Managing Director Mazda Motors UK.

There’s also no mistaking the visual enhancements that mark out the latest Mazda6. The 2018 car adopts a fresh frontal design focused around a new grille, which has the mesh positioned deeper within the surround to create a more sophisticated and muscular face. The revised LED headlamps integrate signature wing tips from grille surround to underscore their predator style, and with the front fog lights now incorporated into the headlight cluster, the redesigned lower bumper features a sleeker profile and an aerodynamically efficient air intake. At the rear, the Saloon has a remodelled boot lid, while both the Saloon and Tourer feature cleaner rear bumper styling with more body coloured areas.

Topping off the styling updates are new alloy wheel designs and the introduction of Soul Red Crystal paint, which thanks to Mazda’s unique three-layer TAKUMINURI painting technology increases brightness by approximately 20 per cent and depth by 50 per cent, compared to previous Soul Red Metallic paint.

Step inside the new Mazda6 and the updates are even more evident. New materials and technology combined with refinements to the cabin design deliver an understated sense of luxury. With fine craftsmanship applied to every detail, highlights across the range include the introduction of a larger eight-inch centre display screen, a seven-inch TFT LCD positioned in the driver’s instrument binnacle and the adoption of a full colour windscreen projecting Active Driving Display.

The dashboard and door trim designs have been redesigned, seat comfort has been improved and the flagship GT Sport Nav+ features Mazda’s signature high-end interior finishes including real Sen Wood trim, Brown Nappa leather and suede to deliver a cabin that fuses modern technology with the beauty and simplicity of traditional Japanese craftsmanship.

In addition to the new 2.5-litre SKYACTIV-G engine, which features cylinder deactivation that will switch off two cylinders between 25 and 50mph to improve efficiency, the 2.0-litre SKYACTIV-G has been enhanced with new intake ports, new pistons and revised fuel injection and cooling. Plus, the popular 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D diesel now produces 184ps (up from 175ps) in its highest state of tune.

Designed to improve ride comfort at the same time as maintaining the Mazda6’s famed driver engagement, the new Mazda6 benefits from suspension fine tuning and component upgrades. Bump stop characteristics have been revised, the front dampers have increased in diameter and rebound springs have been added, while a new urethane rear damper top mount has been fitted, all resulting in smoother vehicle behaviour and improved ride quality.  In addition, the steering knuckles have been lowered for more neutral steering characteristics, while to ensure a more precise response to subtle steering wheel actions, rigid mounts now attach the steering gear to the suspension cross-member.

As you’d expect for a car in this segment, improved refinement has also been a focus with the addition of thicker floor and rear wheel housing noise insulation panels, plus body reinforcement in places where vibration can penetrate the cabin. New vibration absorbing material has also been added to the centre tunnel and the roof lining. A flatter underbody, plus new bumper and engine undercovers streamline airflow under the car, while ducts introduced in place of the fog lights in the front bumper create a flow of air to the front wheels improving aerodynamic performance. SKYACTIV-G models are also fitted with an active air shutter that closes when the engine does not need cooling to improve real-world efficiency.

With an increase in standard active safety equipment across the range, all models now feature a huge range of advanced i-ACTIVESENSE technology including Blind Spot Monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist and Advanced Smart City Break Support.

“On sale this summer the new Mazda6 is another example of Mazda’s continued drive to deliver stylish, great to drive, high-quality cars that offer a unique form of Japanese inspired style and elegance. With more technology and equipment than ever before, plus upgrades to engines and refinement I’m sure the Mazda6 will be more popular than ever with both fleet and retail customers”, commented Peter Allibon, Sales Director, Mazda Motors UK.

New Mazda6 – Pricing and Specification

SE-L Nav+ SE-L LUX Nav+
Saloon OTR Tourer OTR Saloon OTR Tourer OTR
SKYACTIV-G Petrol
2.0 145ps £23,045 £23,975 £24,445 £25,375
2.0 145ps Auto £24,845
2.0 165ps
2.5 194ps Auto
SKYACTIV-D Diesel
2.2 150ps £25,445 £26,245 £26,845 £27,645
2.2 150ps Auto £26,845 £27,645
2.2 184ps
2.2 184ps Auto
All Mazda6 models feature the following

standard equipment:

SE-L LUX Nav+ grade adds the following equipment in addition to SE-L Nav+:
Fuel saving

technology

i-stop (idling stop start system)

i-ELOOP (Brake regeneration system) (165ps / 194ps Petrol & all Diesels)

Gear shift indicator  (Manual transmission models only)

Exterior 17″ Alloy wheels (New design – Gunmetal)

Front bumper (new)

Rear bumper (new)

Front grille shape (Black)

Garnish molding (Black)

Daytime running lights

LED headlights (new shape)

LED fog lights (integrated into headlights)

LED rear combination lights with LED rear turn lights

Dusk-sensing lights

Rain-sensing front wipers

Heated auto power-folding door mirrors

Front & rear parking sensors

Roof rails (Tourer only)

Privacy Glass

Interior Black cloth seat trim

Leather-wrapped steering wheel & gear knob

Manual driver and passenger height adjustment

Manual driver lumbar adjustment

60:40 rear seat fold down

High Meter TFT display with colour (TSR)

Scuff plates

Electronic parking brake

Auto-dimming rear-view mirror

Window Projected Active Driving Display with Traffic Sign Recognition

Karakuri Torneau cover (Tourer only)

Black Leather seat trim

Heated front seats (3-stage settings)

Heated steering wheel

4-way power adjustable driver seat with memory

2-way power adjustable front passenger seat

Power driver lumbar adjustment

Comfort Dual zone climate control air-conditioning w/ rear vents

Engine start / stop button

Remote central locking

Electronic Parking Brake with Auto hold

Front & rear power windows

Cruise control & adjustable speed limiter

Audio/Communications DAB Radio / CD Player

Integrated Bluetooth® including internet app integration

Integrated navigation

8″ Colour touch-screen with MZD-Connect infotainment

Multimedia commander

USB Connectivity (2 inputs) and Aux input

Safety Hill Hold Assist (HHA)

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Thatcham Cat.1 Alarm & Immobiliser

DSC, TCS & Emergency Stop Signalling (ESS)

Front, side & curtain airbags

ISOFIX child seat anchorages

Auto cruise

Adjustable speed limiter

Auto door locking (drive away)

High Beam Control

Blind spot monitoring system w/ rear cross traffic return

Mazda Radar Cruise Control full speed (AT only) with smart brake support

Intelligent speed assist

Advanced Smart City Break Support

Lane Keep Assist System

Reversing camera
Options

 

 

 

 

 

Sport Nav+ GT Sport Nav+
Saloon OTR Tourer OTR Saloon OTR Tourer OTR
SKYACTIV-G Petrol
2.0 145ps
2.0 145ps Auto
2.0 165ps £26,195 £26,995
2.5 194ps Auto £30,695 £31,495
SKYACTIV-D Diesel
2.2 150ps £27,595 £28,395 £28,395 £27,645
2.2 150ps Auto
2.2 184ps £28,095 £28,895 £30,495 £31,295
2.2 184ps Auto £29,495 £30,395 £31,895 £32,795
Sport Nav+ grade adds the following equipment over SE-L LUX Nav+ in addition to SE-L Nav: GT Sport Nav+ adds the following equipment over Sport Nav+
Exterior 19” Bright alloy wheels (new design)

Garnish molding (Bright)

Signature LED daytime running lights

Adaptive Front Lighting System

LED signature rear lights

Front Grille Shape (Gunmetal)

Sunroof

Rear bumper glossy paint

Interior Driver memory seat including link to Active Driving Display Nappa Leather (STD Brown or White Optional Extra)

Front seat ventilation

Rear seat heater

Dedicated interior colour co-ordination

Dedicated decoration material IP and door trim (wood)

Special steering wheel stitching + Chrome bezel

Frameless auto dimming mirror

LED white illumination

7″ TFT colour meter set

Comfort Smart keyless entry

Wiper de-icer

Audio/Communications 11 Bose® speakers

Premium Bose® surround-sound system

1 extra USB input

Safety Safety Pack (ALH, 360 camera, Rear SCBS, DAA)
Options

 

Stone leather (in lieu of black)*

Safety Pack (ALH,360M,Rear SCBS,DAA)

Light Stone Nappa Leather

*Optional on Sport Nav models in combination with Safety Pack

Safety Pack contents incl: 360 degree camera, Adaptive LED headlights, Rear Smart City Brake Support, Driver Attention Alert

 

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