Mazda’s ability to manufacture uniquely efficient cars by defying engineering and styling convention was given another endorsement today (Friday), by the experts at Carbuyer when they nominated the Mazda6 as the ‘best large family car’ – for the second year in a row – at the website’s 2014 Car of the Year Awards.
The automotive advice website, which describes itself as ‘helping you to decide which car to buy’, chose Mazda6 as the award winner because it offers the best blend of attributes that Carbuyer users demand for their large family cars – efficiency, quality, reliability, safety, technology and practicality.
Carbuyer editor-in-chief Steve Fowler commented: “The Mazda6 is the perfect large family car, winning this Carbuyer award in 2013 and again this year. It offers plenty of space and practicality in a package that’s affordable to run, great to drive and just as good to look at.”
The 2014 Mazda6 range comprises 20 saloon and 16 tourer models with prices starting from £19,595 and £21,315 respectively (on-the-road). Depending on model, there is a choice of six equipment levels (SE, SE Nav, SE-L, SE-L Nav, Sport and Sport Nav), two petrol engines, two diesels and six-speed manual or automatic transmissions.
Featuring some of the world’s most advanced petrol and diesel engines to lower emissions and fuel consumption without compromising the driving dynamics, the Mazda6 delivers fuel economy up to 72.4mpg and CO2 emissions from as low as 104g/km.
“Mazda is delighted that the experts at Carbuyer have acknowledged its ability to create remarkably efficient vehicles while retaining the fun-to-drive qualities which are typical core features of our Japanese brand,” comments Peter Allibon, Sales Director, Mazda UK.
“Thanks to its numerous SKYACTIV technologies the Mazda6 offers customers a class-leading combination of a truly rewarding drive with outstanding fuel economy and solid environmental credentials. Take into account its high specification, attractive pricing, unusually low running costs and excellent residuals – and the Mazda6 makes a compelling ownership proposition,” adds Allibon.
As 2014 arrives, both the Mazda6 saloon and tourer will be available for the first time with a combination of zero deposit and 0% APR* Representative finance when purchased with a Mazda PCP finance package. This means that until the end of March customers can drive away a brand new Mazda6 for as little as £332 per month.
Retail sales only, subject to availability at participating dealers only on vehicles registered between 01.01.2014 and 31.03.2014. T&C apply. *0% Mazda Personal Contract Purchase available on all new Mazda6 models with no minimum deposit required. At the end of the Personal Contract Purchase there are 3 options: (i) Renew: Part exchange the vehicle, where equity is available, (ii) Retain: Pay the Optional Final Payment to own the vehicle or (iii) Return the vehicle. Further charges may be made subject to the condition of the vehicle. Finance subject to status. 18s or over. Guarantee/Indemnity may be required. Mazda Financial Services RH1 1SR. Channel Islands excluded. Not available in conjunction with any other offer unless specified.