2015 sees an upgraded, 28-strong, 2015 Mazda6 Saloon and Tourer line-up go on sale in the UK in the first few months of the year, complete with improved standard equipment levels right across the entire model range, enhanced interior and exterior design, improved functionality, ride comfort and quietness, and the addition of several sophisticated new technologies into Mazda's optional Safety Pack.
The 2015 Mazda6 model range
Available in five grades - SE, SE Nav, SE-L, SE-L Nav and Sport Nav 2015 Mazda6 model range comprises of a choice of nine diesel and seven petrol Saloon variants, and nine diesel and three petrol Tourer versions, all of which are equipped with either six-speed manual or automatic transmissions.
And you can match your car colour to your personality with 8 body colours available, including a new Sonic Silver metallic with the express aim of accentuating the Mazda6’s stunning form and character lines.
Mazda UK Sales Director, Peter Allibon is an excited man: “Mazda's SKYACTIV technologies and 'KODO:Soul of Motion' design already offer a unique combination of striking design, lively performance and highly competitive running costs,” he said. “Now, new range-wide standard equipment upgrades, enhanced interior and exterior design as well as improvements to functionality, ride comfort, NVH and Safety Pack, make the 2015 Mazda6 an even more compelling proposition to private buyers and fleet customers alike.”
Every model in the 2015 Mazda6 range has been looked at an modified in some way or another, with a bold new instrument panel and centre console design, revised suspension system, improved sound insulation throughout and a comprehensively upgraded standard equipment specification common to all of the team.
The SE and SE-L grades start themselves off with 17” alloy wheels, halogen headlights, halogen front fog lights and daytime running lights, heated door mirrors with integrated indicator lights and a new compact shark fin antenna design (with the SE-L adding in privacy glass, dusk-sensing headlights, front and rear parking sensors, power-folding door mirrors and roof rails (Tourer only)) before finding themselves the very welcome recipents of Mazda's first electronic parking brake, a coming/leaving home headlamp function, the Mazda Multimedia Commander with separate volume dial to make sure that any interactivity and infotainment is controlled intuitively and safely, and manual driver and front passenger seat height adjustment. On top of all that there is a brand new 7”, full-colour, centre console touch-screen that incorporates (for the first time in a Mazda) DAB radio and MZD Connect (that first made its Mazda appearance on the all-new Mazda3.) By linking in with a smartphone, MZD Connect makes it easier to connect to the internet for social media queries and comments.
Then right at the top-of-the-range we find the Sport Nav models that benefit from not only standard details that build on the SE and SE-L but also a host of updates and upgrades including a re-styled front with a new grille and signature wing design, powerful LED headlamps including LED daytime running lights, LED foglamps, new LED tail lamps, and new 19” bright alloy wheels.
Inside the Sport Nav there is a six-way power adjustable front passenger seat, vinyl leather knee pads, a new head-up display that projects the most important real-time driving data directly into the driver's forward field of view, and an Integrated Navigation system complete with greater accuracy, improved search features and three years of free map updates to complete the list of enhanced standard equipment specification.
There’s also an available option of the Mazda Safety Pack that now includes some of the technological advancements that we have talked about on this blog for some time now, including adaptive LED headlamps that avoid dazzling the occupants of both oncoming and preceding vehicles without the need to switch to low beam lighting; a Lane-keep Assist System (LAS) with Driver Alert that includes steering wheel vibration and assisted steering; advanced Blind-Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (BSM w/RCTA) and Rear Smart City Brake Support (Rr SCBS) that operates at speeds of between 2 and 5mph when reversing, automatically applying the brakes if the system detects an imminent rear impact.
The Mazda6 is certainly worth an early-year look when it comes to a car for 2015.
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