April 16, 2012

New Mazda6 ‘Venture Edition’ models on sale now

To offer British motorists even greater style and value this spring, Mazda is introducing three special versions of its popular Mazda6 – the ‘Venture Edition’ models, priced from £21,000 (OTR).

The new Mazda6 Venture Edition trio (petrol and diesel five-door and diesel
estate models), is based on Mazda6 TS2 models, and features several significant items of additional equipment, with Sanyo TomTom navigation, integrated Bluetooth, half-leather seat trim and heated front seats.

Outside, Venture Edition models are distinguished by their 17-inch gunmetal alloy wheels, sports front grille, Privacy glass and a special range of colours – including brilliant black and optional crystal white pearlescent, black mica or stormy blue mica, as well as a unique colour for this version – dolphin grey mica.

“The arrival of the new Mazda6 Venture Edition models, with their unique combination of advanced technology, sports styling, a premium interior and great added value, will attract new consumers to our showrooms,” comments Peter Allibon, Sales Director, Mazda UK.

“In its latest form, Mazda6 has aggressive front styling and delivers a dynamic and engaging drive, with strongly performing petrol and diesel engines, plus finely tuned suspension and steering, and a top quality spacious and practical interior."

“Mazda6 also boasts competitive fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, and all these attributes are underpinned by reduced costs and Mazda’s outstanding Japanese-style build quality and reliability,” adds Allibon," he added.

The Mazda6 Venture Edition equipment upgrades and additions cost only £340-to-£480 above the TS2 donor-cars (depending on model), representing remarkable value as well as offering a true element of exclusivity with just 257 examples of the Mazda6 Venture Editions available.

Specifications across the Mazda range are extremely generous and the Mazda6 Venture Edition models benefit from the standard equipment level of the TS2 which includes - front, side and curtain airbags, rear vehicle monitoring system, front rain-sensing wipers, leather steering wheel with audio controls, six disc CD changer with Auxiliary jack and six speakers, front and rear parking sensors and a Thatcham category-1 alarm.

A key customer benefit of Mazda6 is the broad choice of responsive and powerful engines.  The petrol hatchback Venture Edition is powered by a 2.0-litre (155 ps) MZR engine which accelerates this model to 62 mph in 10.3 seconds and returns 40.9 mpg (combined) with a 159g/km CO2 rating.

Venture Edition buyers who prefer diesel can enjoy the 2.2-litre (163 ps) MZR-CD engine that delivers great performance, accelerating to 62 mph in 9.2 seconds, and returns 53.3mpg (combined cycle) with low emissions of 140 to 141 g/km (hatchback/estate). These two models qualify for Road Fund Licence bands E and F, while reduced Benefit-In-Kind costs offer significant savings.

The 4.78 m long Mazda6 estate is an immensely capable load carrier, with Mazda’s unique Karakuri 60/40 split, easy-fold seat mechanism this model holds a cargo volume of 1,751 litres when loaded to the roof with the rear seats folded flat.


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