Mazda has brought forward the release date of the 2010 Mazda6 in the UK. Petrol cars will; be in dealers this month and diesel engines cars in May. Prices start at £16,990.
Last month the 2010 Mazda6 was launched in Japan and – quite surprisingly - the following day we got news that the facelifted 2010 Mazda6 would hit the UK very shortly. Most Japanese companies manage to get their updated product out in Japan long before the rest of the world, so good on Mazda for doing the Euro update at the same time.
It seemed that even though Mazda had announced the 2010 Mazda6 their dealers weren’t even aware a facelifted car was due (they should read Cars UK). We had a Cars UK reader comment last week that he couldn’t get one of three Mazda dealers he contacted him to talk about supplying a 2010 Mazda6. So we hope Mazda has contacted all its dealers to let them know they can take orders now.
Mazda say the order date for the Mazda6 has been brought forward ‘due to demand’, which as their dealers didn’t seem to respond to our reader’s request to buy one makes you wonder how they knew. Anyway, that aside, the petrol-engined 2010 Mazda6 will be in Mazda showrooms by the middle of this month, and the diesels by May.
The range is 19 models strong – as a hatchback and estate – with a choice of 3 petrol and 3 diesel engines. There are 4 trim levels – S, TS, TS2, and Sport – and prices start from £16,990. Upgraded equipment for the 2010 Mazda6 includes ‘smart’ turn indicators and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) for the ‘S’ on up. Spend more and you get rear spoiler (TS upwards), front & rear parking sensors and Hill Hold Assist (TS2 upwards), and swivel AFS front lights (Sport). Full leather trim is an option on TS2 and Sport models and includes electric front seats with memory.
So if you phone your Mazda dealer and they don’t know what you’re talking about, point them here and tell them to talk to Mazda.
But it’s probably worth the effort. The 2010 Mazda6 is a far from poor choice.