Mazda 6 Review
Established in the year 1920, this Japanese multinational has been a symbol of elegance and power for years and the legacy still continues. With its innovative designing and performance engines, Mazda has gained a huge fame in the recent year. Yet again with the introduction of Mazda 6, the marque has set up a new mile stone in the auto world. Replacing the long-served Mazda 626, the Mazda 6 was introduced in the year 2002. Now it has reached in its third generation and still is not showing any sign of fading. This stylish, insightful and spirited design of the brand was first unveiled at the 2012 Moscow International Auto Show. Crowned with “World design of the year” award 2013, this dynamically engineered car made a huge uproar in the auto world.
Engine, Mileage and Variants
Tantalizing new hood of the Mazda 6 accommodates a SKYACTIV-G 2.5-litre inline 4-cylinder engine, that grunts out a maximum power of 138 kW at 5700 rpm. Front wheel drive layout of the car is availed with a peak torque of 250 Nm at 3250 rpm. With SKYACTIV-DRIVE six speed transmission mated with the motor, the Mazda 6 boosts to 100 km/h in just 7.5 seconds. At the same time, holding efficient dynamics and active adaptive shift, the propulsion only comes to an end at 225 km/h. Electronically controlled direct injection system housed in the engine allows it deliver precise amount of fuel to each cylinder, thus delivering an improved fuel economy of 12.32 km/l.
Flamboyant look of the car is the result of refined engineering done to robust body structure of the mid-size saloon. Super car inspired body lines flowing to the back improves the racing dynamics and adds efficiently to the aerodynamic factor of the vehicle. Beside paving the darker areas, the sleek designed Xenon head lamps and the bumper integrated fog lamps adds nicely to the elegant look of the car. Body coloured door handles and chrome embossed window sills, throws a coupe persona to the side of the car. Measurement of 4865mm X 1840mm X 1450mm (LXWXH), improves the athlete built of the car. Aluminum finished alloys of the car accommodates a rim size of 19-inch.
Elegant look of the exterior is also transferred to the interior of the car. Ergonomically arranged controls of the car makes your driving even more pleasurable and fatigue-free. Finely tailored leather seats with comfort adjustment parameters makes you feel cocooned inside the cabin. 11-speaker Bose audio system offers a quality acoustic all in the cabin, besides these, the advanced infotainment system with voice control of the navigation system allows you to bypass heavy traffic. Air conditioning system with second row venting offers a soothing atmosphere even at harsh weather conditions. Metallic tinting on the trims and dual tone finishing on the dash surface offer a luxurious feel all inside. 3-spoke steering wheel comes with multifunction controls that allows you to operate the system without letting your hands off the steering wheel. Capacious interior of the car offers 419-litres of trunk space that allows you to settle your heavy baggages of luggage.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
Ventilated discs at the front and solid disc at the rear offers a consistent braking performance even at varied vehicle speed. SKYACTIV-CHASSIS of the Mazda 6 is supported by independent McPherson suspension at the front and multi link suspension at the rear, thus offering a stable and comfortable ride at varied road conditions. I-Active sense technology incorporated in the vehicle alerts the driver if there is any vehicle in the blind spot area during the event of propulsion. Lane departure warning system allows you to avoid accidents while switching the lane. Robust body with crumple zones offers ample safety while encountering frontal collisions.
With a power packed engine and dynamic body styling, the Mazda 6 is truly a strong contender in the mid-size segment. But looking on to the mileage factor, this saloon stays a step behind its rivals.