The competition for the family car market has always been a hard fought out situation between ford, Renault, Vauxhall and Volkswagen who have dominated the family car market for years and now Mazda want to enter the ring with the Mazda 6. Recently Vauxhall has promised to lead the way with their impressive insignia. Mazda is hoping the 6 with its stylish new looks, improved quality and improved specifications will set the standard for future family cars, bosses also claim the cars reputation for sporty handling will remain intact. On the outside the Mazda 6 now adopts the family 'face' with a swooping front grille – inspired by the firm's 'flow' design language, other changes include redesigned bumpers with extra air intakes, fresh alloys and new LED tail-lights are very distinctive. On the inside, youll find the dashboard features an uncluttered layout and the new glossy, piano-black finish adds a modern look to the Mazdas centre console, while chrome finishes to the climate control dials, gear lever and door handles are a nice touch. Another quality touch is the instrument dials as at night as they are lit up orange with a blue glow. The Mazda 6 cabin has ample room, the front seats provide excellent comfort and support. The level of Standard equipment is generous, with a Bose stereo, Bluetooth phone connectivity and keyless ignition all included. Under the bonnet, the Mazda 6 gets a new addition to the engine range a newly developed 2.2-litre diesel engine will be offered in either 129ps, 163ps and the breathtaking 180ps. Advances in technology means that the Mazda 6 diesel engine will lead the way without compromising performance when it comes to fuel economy and CO2 emissions. Other updates include a revised power steering system, suspension settings to improve handling, ride and comfort. The steering responds to fingertip inputs, the six-speed gearbox has a slick shift and the chassis feels very alert: its clear that the company has drawn on experiences gained from its MX-5 roadster. Prices start from £16,995 for the Mazda 6 which represents decent value for money. The new Mazda 6 is available on lease and contract hire. For all other Mazda deals visit www.leasecarsdirect.co.uk for all lease and contract hire deals with free delivery, car tax, and manufacturer warranty included.
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