|The anticipated new Mazda6 has officially took precedence amongst Bermaz Motor/Mazda Malaysia’s current line-up of vehicles. Now the Grand Tourer joins the new Mazda6 range, offering the exemplary SKYACTIV Technology and familiar i-ACTIVSENSE and i-ELOOP features.|
New Mazda6 price listings
The new Mazda6 had pre-launched on-the-road with insurance price listings of RM187,659.30 (2.5) and 159,440.20 (2.0). After its official debut, the prices for the Mazda6 2.0l is adjusted to 159,455.50, Mazda6 2.5l 189,728.40 and Grand Tourer 2.5l 193,832.40.
Mazda6 first impressions
Bermaz Motor in January had the new Mazda6 media preview of four Mazda6s, where two Mazda6 2.0L and two 2.5L sedans were made available. The new Mazda6 media preview was not only successful, but drew very favorable feedbacks from the press members. Hence, the new Mazda6 averaged about 90 test drives per day and eventually took in an overwhelming response of 500 bookings between late January until early March. Bermaz Motor’s Managing Director Dato’ Ben Yeoh had stated that the allocated 500 units have been sold out in early March thanks to very positive reviews in the media and amongst enthusiastic D-Segment car buyers. He also mentioned that the company is in the midst of acquiring further import permits to fulfill greater number of bookings for the remainder of the year.
Furthermore, Bermaz Motor is keen on the Mazda6 CKD (Completely-Knock Down) program in the near future. Last year, the first SKYACTIV technology instilled variant CX-5 Crossover became a locally-assembled vehicle in a matter of 12 months due to a sky-rocketing response.
Incorporating either the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 and 2.5 both with SKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed, the Mazda6 2.0l gets an output of 153 hp and 184 Nm of torque whilst the 2.5l Sedan and Grand Tourer bang it up to 185 hp and 250 Nm. Add advanced technologies like i-ACTIVSENSE, i-ELOOP and i-STOP to the package, the new M6 is more than just a D-segment car but a state-of-the-art large sedan.
Aesthetics-wise, the new Mazda6 has a distinguished five-point grille and LED headlights with halo ring light guides at the front. At the side, the three character lines defines a forward-surging motif. The pronounced fender and compact cabin make the rear of the car easily the most contemporary amongst the D-segment cars.
The inside of the new Mazda6 gets plenty of upgraded refinements such as, a driver-oriented cockpit, an instrument cluster with three symmetrical rings, all-round soft leather seats, leather-wrapped multi- function steering, red-stitching on leather trimmings, 5-inch display screen, push start button, dual- zone air-conditioning and rear a/c vents.
Mazda6 available colors
The Mazda 6 is available in 5 colors: Snowflake White Pearl, Aluminium Metallic, Soul Red, Meteor Grey and Blue Reflex. So, before you consider other large sedans or D-segments cars, don’t, until you have test driven the new Mazda6!