The Mazda6 is one of the best kept secrets in motoring, with handsome looks, excellent handling and superb diesel engines. Mazda’s ‘rightsizing’ approach to engine design sees a big 2.2-litre diesel fitted under the bonnet, with clever engineering and weight savings that allows the 148bhp version to return up to 69mpg.
The new 2018 Mazda6 has been awarded the maximum five star rating by Euro NCAP in its latest series of tests. This is the first Mazda to achieve an overall five star rating under the new, more stringent 2018 Euro NCAP crashworthiness ratings.
Mazda has announced UK pricing and specification for both the Saloon and Tourer versions of its flagship model. Featuring an upgraded cabin, revised styling and enhanced technology, plus the UK debut of Mazda’s cylinder deactivation SKYACTIV-G 2.5-litre petrol engine, the updated Mazda6 also sees the popular SKYACTIV-D 2.2-litre diesel engine benefit from a power upgrade to 181 bhp.
Mazda UK is reporting that it achieved more than 19,000 fleet sales in 2015 – a 22 per cent year-on-year increase. Now it is hoping the new 99g/km diesel-engined Mazda3 1.5 SKYACTIV-D will further strengthen its position in this market in 2016
As we enter the final ’14 furlong, Diesel Car brings you this week’s news round-up, for the week of 1st – 5th December 2014.
Low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions make the Mazda 6 affordable to run as either a private or a company car. The popular 148bhp diesel engine is bursting with power and flexibility. UK Car Discount have discounts available across the Mazda range, for example a Mazda6 2.2 Diesel SE-L Nav 4-door saloon will cost you just £18,845.40, a saving of £4,749 off the normal list price.
Mazda continued its run during the first quarter as one of Europe’s fastest-growing carmakers.
Mazda posted sales of 8,576 cars in March, a surge of 40 per cent over the same month last year, well ahead of the industry rise of 18 per cent.
Corporate demand for the fleet favourite Mazda6, featuring the manufacturer’s breakthrough SKYACTIV technology, is set to accelerate with the model now available for a market-leading £199+VAT monthly rental through Mazda Contract Hire.