The all-new Mazda6 is set to become the new benchmark in the large family car segment and it’s on sale now in Ireland.

Priced from €28,745, Mazda’s flagship model will be available in Saloon or Tourer body styles. More premium feeling, better equipped, more efficient and now even better to drive, Mazda is expecting a brand renaissance, with the new 6 not only retaining current customers but attracting a new profile of customer to the brand.

With a completely new exterior design, the new Mazda6 is the latest evolution of “KODO – Soul of Motion”, a design theme inspired by the movements of animals in the wild. The striking exterior is complimented by four new body colours – Soul Red Metallic – Blue Reflex Mica – Meteor Grey Mica and Jet Black Mica.

The interior is specifically designed with a driver orientated cockpit. The soft touch surfaces, premium quality finishes and satin-chrome detailing create the expectation of something special.

But there is substance behind those good looks thanks to Mazda’s innovate new SkyActiv Technology. Mazda’s ethos behind SkyActiv Technology is to deliver best-in-class fuel economy, lower emissions without compromising driving performance.

The SkyActiv Diesel engine will underpin the success of the car in Ireland. All diesel engines come with i-Eloop; Mazda’s clever new regenerative braking system turning stored kinetic energy into electricity to power the vehicle’s electrical systems. Combined with Mazda’s i-Stop technology, i-Eloop delivers fuel economy improvement of about 10%.

The 2.2-litre Diesel with the 6-speed manual gearbox is expected to be the big seller with an impressive 20% improvement on efficiency delivering 108g/km of CO2 and fuel economy of 4.2 l/100km (67mpg). Performance is not sacrificed thanks to 150ps of power and 380Nm of torque.

Customers can now also select a 6-speed diesel automatic, with CO2 emissions from 127g/km.

Chassis and body structures are stiffer, benefiting from greater proportions of high and ultra-high tensile steels. The steering and suspension combine low-speed agility with high-speed stability and responsiveness to driver input – at a level of precision unparalleled in the CD-segment.

In addition to being quieter and more aerodynamic, the new Mazda6 will also be a segment leader in terms of safety, with standard features on the diesel models including Smart City Brake Support, Hill Hold Assist, and Dynamic Stability Control.

The Sport Model in both the Saloon and Tourer Models will be the core seller in Ireland with very generous levels of standard equipment including:  17” Alloy wheels, 5.8” touch screen multimedia audio system, climate control,  cruise control and Bluetooth®, front and rear parking sensors and Smart City Brake Support.

Prices start from €28,745*, with the Diesel Sport Saloon available from €31,795.

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