Refreshed Mazda 6
Fresh from unveiling its face-lifted 6 model at the LA motor show, Mazda has now confirmed the updated saloon and estate range will start from £19,795 when it goes on sale early next year.
Despite only being launched late in 2012, Mazda has seen fit to tweak the design of its handsome family car, though exterior revisions have been limited to a redesigned front grille, LED tail lights and the addition of a shark-fin-style antenna on the roof.
It is on the inside where the updates are more apparent, with the 6 now featuring a redesigned instrument panel and lower centre console – items that were previously criticised for feeling dated. Elsewhere, there is a new free-standing infotainment screen, carried over from the Mazda 3 hatchback and which runs the brand's new MZD connected services app, an electronic parking brake and heated seats in the rear cabin.
A full suite of electronic safety aids, including adaptive headlamps, blind spot monitoring and lane-keep assist, are also available in conjunction with certain models.
Buyer will have five trim levels to choose from, with entry-level SE grade coming with DAB digital radio and the seven-inch touchscreen as standard.
Engines are carried over from the previous model, with a 2.0-litre petrol (in 143bhp and 163bhp guises) and 2.2-litre diesel (148bhp and 173bhp) engine offered. A six-speed manual gearbox is offered as standard, with an automatic item available as an option.