MAZDA6 UPDATES

Mazda has announced updates to the Mazda6 sedan and wagon ranges that will go on sale in March 2021.

Both GT SP and Atenza models now feature ‘Turbo’ exterior badging. A Polymetal Grey Metallic finish has been added to the Mazda6’s exterior colour palette and is now available across the range.

Both GT SP and Atenza variants have a turbo-petrol 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine with 170kW at 5,000rpm. There’s strong 420Nm torque figure from 2,000rpm. A specific six-speed automatic transmission is used for this application, featuring sportier gear and final drive ratios to maximise performance and efficiency.

The Mazda6 has a five-star ANCAP safety rating. Safety technologies include Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Recognition, Lane Departure Warning, Lane-Keep Assist System and Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go function.

Mazda6 Sport Touring variants add:
Daytime running lamps (LED).
Exterior mirrors with auto-folding.
Front seats with two-position memory function (driver), 10-way power adjustment (driver) and 6-way power adjustment (passenger).
Black leather upholstery.
Advanced keyless entry.
Parking sensors (front).

Mazda6 GT SP adds the following beyond Touring:
Metallic black 19-inch alloy wheels with 225/45 tyres.
Front and rear seat heating.
Burgundy leather upholstery.
Adaptive Front-lighting System.

The range-topping Mazda6 Atenza adds the below over GT SP:
Bright finish 19-inch alloy wheels with 225/45 tyres.
Power sliding and tilt glass sunroof.
Front seat ventilation.
Choice of Walnut brown or Pure white Nappa leather seat upholstery.
Seven-inch TFT LCD multi-information meter display.
Ambient lighting (LED).
Black headlining.
Frameless rear-view mirror.
Genuine wood door and dash trim inserts.
Ultrasuede door and dashboard trim inserts.
360-degree view monitor.
Adaptive LED headlamps.
Heated steering wheel

“As our passenger car flagship, Mazda6 holds strong appeal in its segment with its advanced specification and option of sedan and wagon body styles,” said Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi.

“This latest update is highlighted by the new GT SP model, which brings a distinctly sporty characteristic to the Mazda6 range and builds on the local GT SP portfolio alongside the CX-9,” he said.

MODEL RANGE
Sport sedan: $34,590
Sport wagon: $35,890
Touring sedan: $38,890
Touring wagon: $40,190
GT SP sedan: $46,690
GT SP wagon: $47,990
Atenza sedan: $50,090
Atenza wagon: $51,390
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local Mazda dealer for drive-away prices.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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