THE MAZDA6 SALOON
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MAZDA6 2.0 4DR (145PS) GS-L IPM5
|Deposit / Trade-in||€9,651.00|
|36 Monthly Payments of||€360.96|
|Total Cost of Credit||€3,121.50|
EXHILARATION AND ELEGANCE IN ONE
The all-new Mazda6 Saloon is extremely advanced and beautiful to look at, making a stylish statement in town, on business and on long drives. Constructed with fine craftsmanship, innovative technology and a sophisticated Kodo - Soul of Motion Design, the Mazda6 Saloon redefines the meaning of quality and sophistication. You can enjoy its breath-taking human-centric interior, conscientiously crafted with leather, wood and suede as well as ventilated front seats for extreme comfort.
TAKE A CLOSER LOOK
A DIFFERENT CLASS
The driving dynamics and performance of the Mazda6 Saloon have progressed extensively, ensuring the driving experience is even more pleasurable for you and your occupants. Mazda’s latest Skyactiv engines feature technology that makes moving from a standing start smooth and swift, with no delay or hesitation, giving you precise control. The exceptional G-force combined with developments to reduce noise, vibration and harshness, make driving feel safer and more enjoyable than ever before.
THINKING SMARTER & FASTER, FOR A SAFER DRIVE
Feeling safe is a priority of Mazda and safety is assured in the Mazda6 Saloon through their innovative safety Technologies. Their Smart City Brake Support system uses sensors to continually monitor the speed between you and obstacles in front and the closing distance. If you get too close and there is a possibility of a collision the brakes are set to help you stop quicker. In an emergency the brakes will be applied automatically if needed.
Shane O'Donoghue, Complete Car Ireland
MAZDA6 2.2 DIESEL SALOON REVIEW
This is the updated Mazda6, which we drove earlier this year at its initial launch, but only with the 2.5-litre petrol engine (which isn't coming here) and the 2.0 petrol (which is, but which is still something of a minority interest). This, then, is our first chance to drive the updated diesel version, which persists with the tried-and-tested 2.2-litre 'SkyActiv' four-cylinder engine. Originally created for the first-generation CX-5 in 2012, the SkyActiv engine was designed to be have very low internal friction and very low cylinder compression (by diesel standards, at any rate) all in search of greater efficiency. At first, it came in 150hp and 175hp flavours, and while the 150hp version carries over, here we're testing the range-topping, updated, 184hp variant. To that has been bolted a six-speed automatic gearbox.
On the outside there's a new grille, with lattice-style centre, which has a more '3D' effect than before, similar to that of the latest CX-5 SUV. There are also new, slimmer, headlights, which now, optionally, can be active LED units.
There's a lot of good stuff here, so let's break it down. First off, the 6 is genuinely excellent to drive. Whereas previous generations of 6 vied with the Ford Mondeo for the best-in-class trophy when it came to handling and driving dynamics, now it's no competition at all - the Mazda wins. The steering is a touch light in its weighting, but ideal in its speed across the lock and its overall feel and feedback. I'd be lying if I said that it's as good as the steering in Mazda's evergreen MX-5 sports car, but there's a clear familial link.