All-new Mazda6 named one of ‘Ward’s 10 Best Interiors’ in USA

April 19, 2013
  • US monthly magazine WardsAuto World names Mazda6 for ‘10 Best Interiors’ list
  • Mazda6 has already won ‘Best Large Family Car’ and ‘Best Estate Car’ awards
  • Three generously specified trim levels available across 36 model Mazda6 line-up

The all-new Mazda6 with its fuel-saving SKYACTIV technologies and ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ styling theme has been named by a prestigious US publication as having one of the 10 best car interiors of 2013.

Before announcing the ‘Ward’s 10 Best Interiors’ list, monthly magazine WardsAuto World reviewed 46 new or significantly changed vehicles, regardless of price, and rated their interiors based on aesthetics/design harmony, materials selection, ergonomics, driver information, safety, touch-points and comfort, fit and finish, plus overall value.

WardsAuto editors selected the third-generation Mazda6 for its excellent infotainment system, flowing lines, attention to detail, affordability and creative touches, such as contrast stitching throughout the interior.

"Mazda is delighted to have such a well-regarded publication as WardsAuto World acknowledge that the interior design, quality and equipment of the new Mazda6, which are typical core features of our brand, are among the very best available today,” comments Tony Howarth, Managing Director, Mazda Ireland.

“Our dealers are reporting an overwhelmingly positive response to the new Mazda6 from showroom visitors and this latest award will further encourage consumers to come and experience our range of convention-defying products first-hand,” adds Howarth.

The all-new Mazda6 saloon and tourer are available with three trim levels, each with an interior that is generously specified for its price band.

Standard equipment for the Executive includes: push-button engine start/stop, cruise control, power windows (front and rear), manual air-conditioning, leather steering wheel with remote audio controls, Mazda Multimedia System, 5.8-inch colour touch screen, FM/AM radio & single CD player, auxiliary jack, USB and iPod connectivity, four speakers and integrated Bluetooth®. 

Sport models gain privacy glass for rear windows, auto dimming rear-view mirror, sliding front centre armrest, dual-zone climate control air-conditioning, rear seat air-vents and two extra speakers.

Sport SE models feature premium Bose® Centerpoint® surround-sound system with 11 speakers, leather trim (black or light stone), 6-way power adjustable driver's seat with memory setting, power driver seat lumbar adjust, 4-way power adjustable passenger seat and three-stage front seat heaters.

In the UK, the Mazda6 saloon and tourer models have already won high praise for their good looks, fun driving experience and impressive levels of standard equipment – recently winning CarBuyer website’s awards for ‘Best Large Family Car’ and ‘Best Estate Car’ respectively. The Mazda6 saloon was also nominated as one of the top three vehicles in the 2103 World Car Design Awards.

The latest Mazda6 saloon and tourer are genuinely all-new in every area of their design and engineering, and thanks to their innovative fuel-saving SKYACTIV technologies, deliver fuel economy as high as 67.3mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 108g/km – without any sacrifice in performance.

Across Ireland, Mazda’s 22 dealers are offering a choice of 18 Mazda6 saloon and tourer models with three equipment levels (Executive, Sport and Sport SE – all available with or without Satellite Navigation) and four highly-efficient SKYACTIV-D diesel and SKYACTIV-G petrol powertrains (from 145 to 175ps) with six-speed SKYACTIV-Drive automatic or SKYACTIV-MT manual transmissions. Prices range from €28,745 to €38,895 (RRP). 

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