Winner of ‘Larger Car Category’
The new Mazda6 has won ‘the larger car’ category at the Midland Group of Motoring Writers Green Apple Awards 2013. The Mazda6 Saloon and Tourer has picked up a total of nine awards in the UK since its launch and features the Japanese brand’s fuel saving SKYACTIV technology and its KODO- Soul of Motion styling.
MGMW chairman Ian Donaldson said “this year’s winner is the new Mazda6, a car whose looks and economy clearly impressed the judges. This is a typically well rounded car from Mazda, employing some clever technology to keep the petrol and diesel engine as viable power sources for decades to come.” Peter Allibon, Sales Director, Mazda UK said "Mazda’s ‘defy convention’ approach to automotive design and engineering has enabled us to create award-winning vehicles like the new Mazda6 that delivers phenomenal customer benefits through our unique SKYACTIV technology. We are delighted that the improved fuel economy and reduced emissions delivered by this genuinely ground-breaking technology has been acknowledged by the Green Apple Award 2013 and that we have beaten many petrol/hybrid competitors, such as the Vauxhall Ampera, in taking this award.”
New Mazda6 buyers can choose from thirty-six saloon and tourer models, with prices ranging from £19,595 to £28,295 on-the-road, fuel economy up to 72.4mpg (combined cycle) and CO2 emissions from 104g/km, without having to downsize engine capacity or compromise on performance. There is a choice of petrol or diesel power and six-speed manual or automatic transmissions depending on model. All the SKYACTIV powertrains available with new Mazda6 are fitted with Mazda’s unique fuel-saving idle-stop system, i-stop, which delivers the fastest restarts in the industry. All new Mazda6 diesel models and Sport petrol models are available with Mazda’s truly innovative i-ELOOP regenerative braking system which can deliver an additional fuel saving of up to 10 per cent fuel, depending on driving conditions.
The all new Mazda6 Saloon and Tourer has achieved top marks in Euro NCAP crash safety tests which means the Mazda6 is officially one of the safest cars on the road. The all new Mazda6 range is offered in six trim levels; SE, SE-Nav, SE-L, SE-L Nav, Sport and Sport Nav. Standard specification on the all-new Mazda6 SE Nav is generous and includes satellite navigation with TomTom technology, 17-inch alloy wheels, daytime running lights, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Traction Control System (TCS), cruise control, air-conditioning, integrated Bluetooth® and Mazda Multimedia system with a 5.8-inch colour touch screen display.