Its confident stance and athletic form is the manifestation of ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design. KODO captures the very instant energy becomes motion. It’s the muscular beauty you see when an animal pounces, or when a human leaps into action. Everywhere you look this sporting poise is enhanced by elegant detail.
It gives you sparkling sports performance, yet is also able to give you class-leading fuel economy at the same time. The SKYACTIV-G 2.5 litre petrol engine delivers a smooth 138kW and a punchy 250Nm of torque – but uses just 6.6 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres. The SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmission enhances fuel economy with 6-speeds. It intuitively discerns relaxed or faster throttle inputs, shifting quickly and smoothly in tune with your driving style. Mazda6 is well known for its light-footed agility. And now handling takes a step ahead. The lightened yet rigid SKYACTIV-Chassis features smooth-riding, independent sports suspension. Take a corner and you’re rewarded with balanced poise and a planted stance. You feel the road precisely through electric power-assisted steering (EPAS), and brake with the power of meaty discs all round.
Driving enjoyment is essential to Mazda. It’s in their DNA, and every car they make. This Mazd6 delivers on an interior with an uncluttered elegance and pleasing detail. Reach out and you feel soft-to-the-touch quality. The driver-orientated controls are smoothly precise, while the classic sports instruments are lit in instantly readable white. Satin-metallic highlights provide added polish. The supple leather-clad three-spoke steering wheel puts audio, cruise control, trip computer and Bluetooth® right at your fingertips. A 5.8 inch touch-activated screen automatically links to the standard reverse camera. It also gives you everything from audio to your phone book, even advanced TomTom satellite navigation. You can also flick between featured functions with intuitive ease, thanks to the rotary Commander dial. You’ve got dual-zone climate control as standard, but that’s just the beginning. Engine start is push-button easy, while power windows and mirrors, auto headlamps and rain-sensing wipers are all included. A cockpit that makes you feel at one with the car. A cabin crafted to look and feel special. The spacious Mazda6 carries five people in luxurious comfort. Steering wheel, gear shifter and handbrake all invite your touch with indulgent leather.
Employing a multi-load path structure that channels crash energy away from the occupant cell, it achieves world-class collision-safety. Added confidence comes from having six SRS airbags built in, including front, side (front) and curtain (front and rear). All occupants are reminded to wear their seat belts, which feature pretensioners and load limiters for both driver and front passenger. All the latest in safety is standing by. Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with integrated Traction Control System (TCS) is standard equipment. Four big disc brakes give you reassuring stopping power. It’s underpinned by ABS and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), which optimises braking force according to the load on board. Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) recognises an emergency braking application, and maximises braking force right when you need it. At the same time Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) automatically flashes the hazard lights under heavy braking to warn drivers behind of the situation. All that, and Mazda6 has security taken care of too. Remote control locking and an engine immobiliser are standard.