An upgraded, 28-strong, 2015 Mazda6 Saloon and Tourer line-up goes on sale in the UK early next year, priced from £19,795 to £28,795 on-the-road (OTR). It features improved standard equipment levels across the entire model range, enhanced interior and exterior design, plus improved functionality, ride comfort and quietness, and the adoption of several sophisticated new technologies in Mazda's optional Safety Pack.

The 2015 Mazda6 model range is available in five grades; SE, SE Nav, SE-L, SE-L Nav and Sport Nav. A choice of nine diesel and seven petrol Saloon variants, and nine diesel and three petrol Tourer versions, equipped with either six-speed manual or automatic transmissions. Eight body colours are available, including a new Sonic Silver metallic that accentuates the Mazda6’s stunning form and character lines.

“Mazda's SKYACTIV technologies and 'KODO:Soul of Motion' design already offer a unique combination of striking design, lively performance and highly competitive running costs,” said Mazda UK Sales Director, Peter Allibon. “Now, new range-wide standard equipment upgrades, enhanced interior and exterior design as well as improvements to functionality, ride comfort, NVH and Safety Pack, make the 2015 Mazda6 an even more compelling proposition to private buyers and fleet customers alike.”

Every model in the 2015 Mazda6 range features a bold new instrument panel and centre console design, revised suspension system, improved sound insulation throughout the body and a comprehensively upgraded standard equipment specification.

SE and SE-L grades now include Mazda's first electronic parking brake, a coming/leaving home headlamp function, the company's Multimedia Commander with separate volume dial for safe, intuitive interactivity and infotainment control, manual driver and front passenger seat height adjustment. A new 7-inch, full-colour, centre console touch-screen incorporates DAB radio -a first for Mazda, and MZD Connect – first featured on all-new Mazda3. Paired with a smartphone, MZD Connect makes it easier to take advantage of functions such as internet connectivity and access to social networking services.

Top-of-the-range Sport Nav models benefit from new exterior features including a re-styled front - new grille and signature wing design - incorporating powerful LED headlamps including LED daytime running lights, LED foglamps, new LED tail lamps, and new 19-inch bright alloy wheels.

On board, a six-way power adjustable front passenger seat, vinyl leather knee pads, a new head-up display and an Integrated Navigation system complete the Sport Nav's enhanced standard equipment specification.

The Head-up Display projects the most important real-time driving data directly into the driver's forward field of view. The new Integrated Navigation system offers greater accuracy, improved search features and three years of free map updates.

Sport Nav grade options now include stone leather upholstery (in lieu of black) and an evolution of the Safety Pack incorporating several new innovative technologies.

Newly developed safety features include; Adaptive LED headlamps (ALH) automatically adjust the array of high beam illumination to avoid dazzling the occupants of both oncoming and preceding vehicles, without the need to switch to low beam lighting.

The Lane-keep Assist System (LAS) with Driver Alert builds on the existing Lane Departure Warning system, providing steering wheel vibration and assisted steering if the driver strays from the middle of the chosen lane. Having first learned the owners driving style, the Driver Alert system operates at speeds of over 40mph, alerting drivers to take a break if it detects a degradation of driving style indicating fatigue.

Advanced Blind-Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (BSM w/RCTA) combines two systems in one for greater safety. The system's larger detection area to the side and rear of the vehicle provides better coverage, whilst the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert employs the same system sensors to detect pedestrians, bicycles and other vehicles when reversing.

Rear Smart City Brake Support (Rr SCBS) operates at speeds of between 2 and 5mph when reversing, automatically applying the brakes if the system detects an imminent rear impact.

Source: Mazda