Monday, 16 April 2012 9:43 AM
Hot on the heels of the Mazda2 Venture launch comes the Mazda6 Venture Edition. Three versions of the Mazda6 Venture Edition will be on sale in the UK with special finance deals available until July 31.
The trip of Venture models includes petrol and diesel five-door hatchback models and a diesel estate. The petrol version is powered by a 2.0-litre 153bhp engine which does 0-62mph in 10.3 seconds, offers fuel economy on 40.9mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions are at 159g/km. The 2.2-litre 161bhp diesel offers 0-62mph in 9.2 seconds, combined fuel economy of 53.3mpg and emissions around the 140g/km mark.
Priced well from £21,000 OTR and based on the TS2 donor-car, the Venture Editions come with plenty of good kit including Sanyo TomTom sat-nav, integrated Bluetooth, half-leather seat trim and heated front seats.
On the outside, the Mazda6 Venture features 17-inch gunmetal alloy wheels, Sports front grille and privacy glass. Colours on offer include Brilliant Black, Crystal White Pearlescent, Black Mica, Stormy Blue Mica, and a colour created just for this version – Dolphin Grey Mica.
All the upgrades only cost between £340 to £480 above the TS2 donor-cars and have the TS2 level of specification as standard. This also represents plenty of bang for buck with front, side and curtain airbags, rear vehicle monitoring system, rain-sensing wipers, leather steering wheel with audio controls, six disc CD player, six speakers, parking sensors and a Thatcham Category 1 alarm.
And if you get the estate version, you'll have plenty of room for luggage, kids, dogs, your friends' stuff when they ask you to help them move because with seats down, you'll get 1,751-litres cargo volume when it's loaded to the roof. This means it is just as well front and rear parking sensors are standard because you probably won't be able to see much out the rear view mirror.
By Georgia Lewis
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