The 2013 Mazda 6 estate is set to make its world debut at this month’s 2012 Paris Motor Show.
We’ve seen the sleek-looking Mazda 6 saloon, now the wagon version of the technological tour de force that is the new Mazda 6 is joining the line-up, boasting the same range of the Japanese firm’s clever, efficiency-focused Skyactiv technology.
The new Mazda 6 estate will get the 2.2-litre Skyactiv-D turbodiesel engine in either “standard power or high power versions.” Expect this to be the same unit that already powers the Mazda CX5 crossover giving you the option of 150 or 175bhp.
The 2.2 diesel has also been confirmed for the saloon, while buyers looking for a petrol engine vehicle will be able to specify the Skyactiv-G petrol motor – again likely to be the same engine as found in the Mazda CX5, producing 165bhp.
In an effort to help you get the most from your money, the Mazda 6 employs a package of efficiency-focused engineering tweaks – such as the firm’s i-ELOOP regenerative breaking system – to improve fuel consumption.
This means running costs in the new car will be low – the most frugal diesel engine in the Mazda 6 could emit as little as 105g/km CO2, meaning just £20 annual road tax.
Along with the Mazda CX5, the Mazda 6 signifies the Japanese firm’s strong new product line-up. Using the “KODO – Soul of Motion” design language it’s easy to see the Mazda 6’s purposeful and muscular stance yet organic, flowing profile.
In saloon or estate form it combines stunningly proportioned looks, strong efficiency and great levels of practicality – now how many cars can you say that about?
Lightweight underpinnings and the use of strong high-tensile steel in strategic areas means the Mazda 6 is an agile and dynamic vehicle that’s fun and safe to drive.
Should things go awry however, the new car will also provide excellent levels of safety and protection for all passengers.
Both the Mazda 6 estate and saloon go on sale in Europe later this year.
Mazda is yet to confirm pricing and specification for the UK, but for more information on the new vehicle range drop into T W White & Sons’ dedicated Mazda showrooms in Bookham, Surrey or Orpington, Kent today.
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