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New Mazda 6 On Sale From 26th January

The new Mazda 6 Skyactiv, the largest car with emissions down to just 104g/km, goes on sale on 26th January at prices from £19,595.

Unlike most new cars that contain carry-over engines, transmissions and other technology, the new Mazda 6 is genuinely an all-new car.

Mazda calls the look, “Kodo, soul of motion” and the styling is meant to represent a crouching animal about to leap forwards. In ‘Soul Red’ metallic paint it somehow makes me think of a dragon.

Beneath its stunning looks is the Skyactiv engine, transmission, body structure and chassis technology that Mazda has been developing for the past four years to make a conventionally engineered internal combustion engined car as efficient and as exciting as possible.

Full Road Test at Mazda 6 2013 Road Test.

The 150PS 2.2 diesel engine emits as little as 104g/km CO2, so costs buttons to tax. Even the automatic is under 130g/km, in the £100 a year annual tax bracket with corresponding benefits for company drivers.

We covered the Skyactiv technology in the car elsewhere, here: Mazda Skyactiv when we went to Majorca to test prototypes on a secret circuit.

Now it’s available, from £19,595 for the very well equipped 2.0 petrol engined SE, at least 9 months ahead of next year’s new Ford Mondeo.

The car comes on big wheels, but don’t let that put you off. The 17” wheels have 55 profile tyres so ride quality is not compromised. The ride is also surprisingly good on the 19” wheels with 45 profile tyres, but you only get them on top-end ‘Sport’ models.

There’s no hatchback but, as you’ll see from the price list, the Tourer is only £870 more than the saloon, instead of the usual £1,200 - £1,500. So it’s no big jump.

Whichever, you get a lot of technology for your money. I-ELOOP is particularly interesting because it’s something no one else offers.

Basically, it uses brake energy regeneration to charge a capacitor, so whenever you lift off or brake, the alternator charges the capacitor and that supplies electrical power for one minute before needing power via the battery. It saves about 11g/km CO2 on the 150PS diesel and offers 7.7 more mpg, though the savings are less on the petrol engines.

More at Mazda

2.0 145PS Saloon SE £19,595 P11D 16% BIK £52/£104

2.0 145PS Saloon SE Nav £20,195 P11D 16% BIK £54/£107

2.0 145PS Saloon SE-L £20,395 P11D 16% BIK £54/£108

2.0 145PS Saloon SE-L Nav £20,995 P11D 16% BIK £56/£112

2.0 145PS Saloon SE-L auto £21,715 P11D 18% BIK £65/£129

2.0 145PS Saloon SE-L Nav auto £22,315 P11D 18% BIK £66/£133

2.0 165PS Saloon Sport £23,515 P11D 18% BIK £70/£140

2.0 165PS Saloon Sport Nav £24,115 P11D 18% BIK £72/£144

 

2.2D 150PS Saloon SE £21,795 P11D 15% BIK £54/£109

2.2D 150PS Saloon SE Nav £22,395 P11D 15% BIK £56/£112

2.2D 150PS Saloon SE-L £22,595 P11D 15% BIK £56/£113

2.2D 150PS Saloon SE-L Nav £23,195 P11D 15% BIK £58/£116

2.2D 150PS Saloon SE-L auto £23,795 P11D 19% BIK £75/£150

2.2D 150PS Saloon SE-L Nav auto £24,395 P11D 19% BIK £77/£154

2.2D 150PS Saloon Sport £24,995 P11D 15% BIK £62/£125

2.2D 150PS Saloon Sport Nav £25,595 P11D 15% BIK £64/£128

2.2D 175PS Saloon Sport £25,495 P11D 17% BIK £72/£144

2.2D 175PS Saloon Sport Nav £26,095 P11D 17% BIK £74/£148

2.2D 175PS Saloon Sport auto £26,695 P11D 19% BIK £84/£169

2.2D 175PS Saloon Sport Nav aut £27,295 P11D 19% BIK £86/£173

 

2.0 145PS Tourer SE-L £21,265 P11D 17% BIK £60/£120

2.0 145PS Tourer SE-L Nav £21,885 P11D 17% BIK £61/£123

2.0 165PS Tourer Sport £24,265 P11D 18% BIK £72/£145

2.0 165PS Tourer Sport Nav £24,865 P11D 18% BIK £74/£148

 

2.2D 150PS Tourer SE £22.545 P11D 17% BIK £64/£127

2.2D 150PS Tourer SE Nav £23,145 P11D 17% BIK £65/£131

2.2D 150PS Tourer SE-L £23,345 P11D 17% BIK £66/£132

2.2D 150PS Tourer SE-L Nav £23,945 P11D 17% BIK £68/£135

2.2D 150PS Tourer SE-L auto £24,545 P11D 19% BIK £78/£155

2.2D 150PS Tourer SE-L Nav auto £25,145 P11D 19% BIK £79/£159

2.2D 150PS Tourer Sport £25,745 P11D 17% BIK £73/£146

2.2D 150PS Tourer Sport Nav £26,345 P11D 17% BIK £74/£149

2.2D 175PS Tourer Sport £26,245 P11D 18% BIK £79/£157

2.2D 175PS Tourer Sport Nav £26,845 P11D 18% BIK £80/£161

2.2D 175PS Tourer Sport auto £27,445 P11D 19% BIK £87/£173

2.2D 175PS Tourer Sport Nav aut £28,045 P11D 19% BIK £89/£177

 

Available from January 2013. 2.2D 150SE and SE Nav from April 2013.

 

Comments

Fadyady    on 20 January 2013

Going by the rave reviews and my own experience of the current car, Mazda seems to be on to a winner with this 6. Gains made in efficiency and emissions are impressive and make 6 the class leader.
I won't be surprised to see the new Mazda 6 cut into Ford Mondeo and VW Passat's share of the market and in addition lure entry-level buyers away from Audi A4, BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class.

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