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Mazda 6 Adds Value For 2009

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re-engineered to run on 91 RON unleaded

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4th February, 2009

A range of MY2009 upgrades including Bi-Xenon headlights with Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS), rain-sensing wipers, front and rear parking sensors, auto on/off headlights and auto-dimming rear-view mirror make the Mazda 6 range even more attractive to Australian new car buyers.

In some instances, the Mazda 6 value equation has improved by more than $2,000, despite price increases driven by fluctuating exchange rates and rising raw material costs across the range.

Mazda has re-engineered the Mazda 6's MZR 2.5-litre petrol engine to use 91 RON unleaded fuel without impacting its dynamics, reducing ownership costs by 10 per cent or more.

Adaptive Front Lighting System first-in-class

Mazda is delivering driver safety technology usually reserved for high-priced luxury cars to the Australian market on the Mazda 6 sedan, hatch and wagon range.

All MY2009 Mazda 6 Luxury, Luxury Sport and Diesel Sport models now come standard with Bi-Xenon headlights with AFS Adaptive Front Lighting System. Mazda 6 is the only car in the medium segment priced under $60,000 to fit this technology as standard.

This high-tech safety feature dramatically improves driver vision in corners at night by turning the headlights in concert with the steering wheel to penetrate further into the corner.

Cheaper to fill, cheaper to own

All MY2009 Mazda 6 models with the 2.5-litre petrol engine have been re-engineered to run on 91 RON unleaded, cutting running costs by 10 per cent or more.

Modifications to the engine deliver this financial windfall without impacting the Mazda 6's exemplary real-world dynamics. The MZR 2.5-litre, four-cylinder engine still delivers 125 kW of power at 6,000 rpm and 226 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm, and is capable of propelling the Mazda 6 sedan from 0-100 km/h in 8.0s in 6 speed manual sedan guise.

The Mazda 6 also maintains its impressive environmental credentials; MY09 Mazda 6 models carry the same ADR fuel economy rating as earlier 95 RON models - between 8.4 and 8.9L/100km depending on transmission and body style.


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Thoughtful helpers make driving easier

Mazda has added front and rear parking sensors, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, rain-sensing windscreen wipers and auto on/off headlamps to models within the Mazda 6 petrol and diesel range.

These driver aids are designed to take stress out of driving by automating common tasks like switching headlights and wipers on or off in response to changing atmospheric conditions.

Front and rear parking sensors use a total of eight ultrasonic sensors in the front and rear bumpers to measure the distance to obstacles from the ends and corners of the car and deliver a series of audible beeps to help the driver park in tight spaces.

The electrochromatic rear-view mirror aids night-vision by reducing the reflected intensity in the driver eyes of a following car's headlights.

The new specification adds up to $3,500 worth of equipment to the various models in the Mazda 6 range. Mazda Australia has increased the price on Mazda 6 to $500 - $1,500, depending on grade.

"We firmly believe the new Mazda 6 continues to offer class-leading value," said Mazda Managing Director Doug Dickson. "The transition to 91 RON petrol alone spells significant savings for owners. It can cut around 10 per cent from the annual costs of running a car.

"Depending on how far you drive each year, that can add up to hundreds of dollars."


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"In addition, the arrival of first-in-class technology like AFS, and an even longer equipment list, makes the stylish new Mazda 6 even more attractive to Australians."

Mr Dickson said Mazda held off increasing prices for as long as possible.

"Fluctuating exchange rates and the rising cost of raw materials has been putting significant pressure on new car prices for some time now."

MY09 Mazda 6 range

The MY2009 Mazda 6 comes in a range of sedan, hatch and wagon body styles, priced from $28,490 (Limited sedan) to $43,890 (Diesel Sports hatch).

All Mazda 6 models come with creature comforts like air-conditioning, remote central locking, 6-disc CD-stereo with MP3 compatibility and aux-in jack, and electric windows and mirrors.

Mazda 6's safety is also competitive with six occupant airbags, active head restraints and DSC stability control on all models.

Rain-sensing wipers and auto on/off headlamps are fitted to MY09 Mazda 6 Classic, Luxury and Luxury Sport petrol models, and all diesel models. Bi-Xenon headlights with AFS, front and rear parking sensors, and electrochromatic rear-view mirror are standard on Luxury, Luxury Sport and Diesel Sport.

Mazda 6's value equation is further enhanced because it's the only volume model in class to offer metallic paint at no extra cost.

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