2009 Mazda6 goes on sale in January, prices will start at £14,891 (OTR). image

Among the specification upgrades is a new standard equipment feature on 15 models from the £17,563 TS2 upwards – Mazda’s lane-change ‘Rear Vehicle Monitoring System’.  This innovation will be a significant boost to safer driving.  Fully automatic, the new active safety feature employs two rear-facing radar units that detect and warn the driver of an approaching vehicle before he/she has a chance to move across into a busy lane by mistake.

“With retail and user-chooser company car drivers thinking harder and more carefully about their purchase decisions in 2009 and increasingly putting ‘badge snobbery’ aside, I’m certain that with new Mazda6 we have ‘the right car at the right time’ to grow our D-segment share next year,” enthuses Mark Cameron, Mazda UK Sales Director.

“In its previous 140ps form, our diesel Mazda6 out-performed many potential rivals and delivered real financial benefits for our customers.  Now we have taken another big step forwards with all three 2.2-litre diesel engines providing increased power and torque, combined with class-leading fuel economy and modest CO2 ratings.

“New Mazda6’s three-way choice of power and performance, plus even more refinement, will greatly boost this model’s appeal to both user-choosers and retail customers. The availability of DSC (dynamic stability control) on all models and our new lane-change radar system on many models, will also make new Mazda6 even more attractive to fleet managers concerned to fulfil their duty of care,” added Cameron.

Although Mazda is keeping the new Mazda6 range as simple as possible for 2009, buyers will continue to be offered a broad choice of powertrains and specifications, with each of the equipment levels – S, TS, TS2, Sport and Sports Luxury, highly specified within its price band.

For 2009, two S models offer entry to Mazda6 ownership from £14,891.  Comprehensive standard equipment includes: Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and Traction Control System (TCS), six airbags and ‘Active’ front seat head restraints, 16-inch alloy wheels, remote central locking, manual air-conditioning, Karakuri 60/40 split folding rear seats, a radio/single CD audio system with 4 speakers and an auxiliary jack for MP3 players.

Nine TS models (from £15,869) add 14 items including: electric and heated door mirrors, cruise control, trip computer with speed alarm, dual-zone climate control air-conditioning, leather steering wheel and gear knob, two additional audio speakers (total = six), a rear seat centre armrest and CF-Net steering wheel controls.

Priced from £17,563, eight TS2 models add nine items including: 17-inch alloy wheels with 215/50 R17 tyres, electric folding door mirrors, dusk-sensing automatic lights, rain sensing automatic wipers, an integrated Bluetooth® system and the new Rear Vehicle Monitoring System (RVMS).

Four Sport models (from £19,326), feature smart entry and push-button start, a 240W BOSE sound premium audio system with eight speakers, half leather heated sports seats, Bi-Xenon headlamps plus a much bolder visual differentiation from all other versions, with the ‘Sports Appearance Pack’ fitted as standard on this model, while 18-inch wheels were introduced for the first time on a Mazda6.

Three range-topping Sports Luxury models (from £20,353), bring customers premium equipment such as full leather seats, heated front seats, front and rear parking sensors and electrically powered sun roof.

STANDARD EQUIPMENT

Mazda6 S (two versions)

Mazda6 S (Hatchback) Petrol              1.8-litre, 120ps, 165Nm
Mazda6 S (Hatchback) Diesel              2.2-litre, 125ps, 310Nm

Safety & Security
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and Traction Control System (TCS)
All-disc braking system with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
Driver & passenger front airbags
Front side airbags
Full-length curtain airbags
Front seatbelt pre-tensioners with load-limiters
ISOFIX child seat anchorages
Thatcham Category 1 anti-theft alarm

Exterior
16-inch alloy wheels with 205/60 R16 tyres
Body-coloured bumpers
Body-coloured door handles
Body-coloured side mouldings
Tinted windscreen and windows
Electric door mirrors
Body-coloured mirror housings
Single chrome exhaust tailpipe

Comfort & Convenience
Remote central locking with dead locks
Folding jack-knife key
Global opening/closing for all windows
Electric front and rear windows, with one-touch auto down
Manual air-conditioning
Power steering
Remote release fuel filler flap

Interior
Charcoal Black cloth trim
Height & reach adjustable steering wheel
Height adjustable driver’s seat
Driver’s seat adjustable lumbar support
Front centre console with armrest, storage and cup holders
Karakuri 60/40 split folding rear seats (hatchback and estate)
Radio/Single CD audio system with 4 speakers
Auxiliary jack for connecting MP3 players
Outside temperature gauge
Lockable glovebox
Twin sun visors

Mazda6 TS (nine versions)

Mazda6 TS (Saloon) Petrol 2.0-litre, 147ps, 184Nm
Mazda6 TS (Hatchback) Petrol 1.8-litre, 120ps, 165Nm
2.0-litre, 147ps, 184Nm
2.0-litre, 147ps, 184Nm (Automatic)
Mazda6 TS (Estate) Petrol 2.0-litre, 147ps, 184Nm
2.0-litre, 147ps, 184Nm (Automatic)
Mazda6 TS (Hatchback) Diesel 2.2-litre, 125ps, 310Nm
Mazda6 TS (Hatchback) Diesel 2.2-litre, 163ps, 360Nm
Mazda6 TS (Estate) Diesel 2.2-litre, 163ps, 360Nm

Additional equipment over S model…
Black cloth trim
Electric and heated door mirrors
Cruise control
Trip computer with speed alarm
Dual-zone climate control air-conditioning
Leather steering wheel and gear knob
2 additional audio speakers (total = 6)
60/40 split folding rear seats (saloon)
Rear centre armrest
CF-Net steering wheels controls
Welcome Mode lighting
Sliding function on front armrest
Twin sun visors with illuminated mirrors
Dual chrome exhaust tailpipes (2.0 & 2.5 petrol and 2.2 Diesel 185 PS only)

Mazda6 TS2 (eight versions)

Mazda6 TS2 (Saloon) Petrol 2.0-litre, 147ps, 184Nm
Mazda6 TS2 (Hatchback) Petrol 2.0-litre, 147ps, 184Nm
2.0-litre, 147ps, 184Nm (Automatic)
Mazda6 TS2 (Estate) Petrol 2.0-litre, 147ps, 184Nm
2.0-litre, 147ps, 184Nm (Automatic)
Mazda6 TS2 (Saloon) Diesel 2.2-litre, 163ps, 360Nm
Mazda6 TS2 (Hatchback) Diesel 2.2-litre, 163ps, 360Nm
Mazda6 TS2 (Estate) Diesel 2.2-litre, 163ps, 360Nm

Additional equipment over TS model…
17-inch alloy wheels with 215/50 R17 tyres
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Electric folding door mirrors
Dusk-sensing automatic lights
Rain sensing automatic wipers
6 CD-Changer
Front fog lights
Integrated Bluetooth system
Rear Vehicle Monitoring System (RVMS)

Mazda6 Sport (four versions)

Mazda6 Sport (Hatchback) Petrol 2.5-litre, 170ps, 226Nm
Mazda6 Sport (Estate) Petrol 2.5-litre, 170ps, 226Nm
Mazda6 Sport (Hatchback) Diesel 2.2-litre, 185ps, 400Nm
Mazda6 Sport (Estate) Diesel 2.2-litre, 185ps, 400Nm

Additional equipment over TS2 model
Black half-leather trim
18-inch alloy wheels with 225/45 R18 tyres
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Bi-Xenon headlamps with static corner lights
Sports Appearance Pack:
Sports front and rear bumpers
Sports side skirts
Sports rear spoiler
Dark privacy glass in rear and rear-side windows
Alloy pedal set
Smart keyless entry system
Start/Stop button
Heated front seats
BOSE premium audio system with 8 speakers

Mazda6 Sports Luxury (three versions)

Mazda6 Sports Luxury (Saloon) Petrol 2.5-litre, 170ps, 226Nm
Mazda6 Sports Luxury (Saloon) Diesel 2.2-litre, 185ps, 400Nm
Mazda6 Sports Luxury (Estate) Diesel 2.2-litre, 185ps, 400Nm

Additional equipment over Sport model
Black full-leather trim
Front and rear parking sensors
Electric sunroof
Power adjustable front seats

Deleted equipment over Sport model
– Sports Appearance Pack

NEW MAZDA6 – PRICE LIST – JANUARY 2009

Model

Power
Ps

‘On the road’
Retail

CO2
(g/km)

Road Fund Licence Band

Insurance Group

4-dr Saloon

2.0 TS 147

£16,389

166

E

9E

2.0 TS2 147

£17,563

166

E

10E

2.5 Sports Luxury 170

£20,353

192

F

13E

Diesel

2.2D TS2 163

£18,639

147

C

12E

2.2D Sports Luxury 185

£21,526

149

C

13E

5-dr Hatchback

1.8 S

120

£14,891

162

D

7E

1.8 TS

120

£15,869

162

D

7E

2.0 TS

147

£16,389

168

E

9E

2.0 TS AT

147

£17,416

182

E

9E

2.0 TS2

147

£17,563

168

E

10E

2.0 TS2 AT

147

£18,591

182

E

10E

2.5 Sport

170

£19,326

192

F

12E

Diesel

2.2D S

125

£15,869

147

C

8E

2.2D TS

125

£16,848

147

C

8E

2.2D TS

163

£17,464

147

C

11E

2.2D TS2

163

£18,639

147

C

12E

2.2D Sport

185

£20,498

149

C

13E

5-dr Estate

2.0 TS

147

£17,074

171

E

9E

2.0 TS AT

147

£18,101

185

E

9E

2.0 TS2

147

£18,248

171

E

10E

2.0 TS2 AT

147

£19,276

185

E

10E

2.5 Sport

170

£20,011

193

F

12E

Diesel

2.2D TS

163

£18,149

149

C

11E

2.2D TS2

163

£19,324

149

C

12E

2.2D Sport

185

£21,184

152

D

13E

2.2D Sports Luxury

185

£22,211

152

D

13E

NB ‘On the road’ prices are inclusive of number plates, 12 months’ road fund licence and first registration fee.