Mazda has announced a number of safety upgrades for its Mazda6 range of medium sedans and wagons, with rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, autonomous emergency braking and auto-dimming rear view mirrors now standard on all Mazda6 models.
On the higher-grade Mazda6 Touring and Mazda6 GT, the autonomous braking system also functions when reversing. Existing standard safety equipment carries over, including stability contorl, ABS, six airbags, hill launch assist and a reversing camera.
The equipment adjustment means the Mazda6 Sport, Touring and GT grades gain an extra $1200 of equipment value, however prices for those models have remained static for 2016.
In recognition of the flagship Mazda6 Atenza already having those safety features as standard, the price for that model has been cut by $1030 for petrol models and $1380 for the diesel, which now brings the entire Mazda6 range under the $50,000 mark.
It also gives it a competitive edge against newer rivals like the Ford Mondeo and Volkswagen Passat, both of which have yet to make their active safety aids standard across the range but have, until now, enjoyed a slight edge in value-for-money over the Mazda6.
- Mazda6 Sport auto 2.5 petrol - $32,490
- Mazda6 Touring auto 2.5 petrol - $37,290
- Mazda6 GT auto 2.5 petrol - $42,690
- Mazda6 Atenza auto 2.5 petrol - $45,390
- Mazda6 Touring auto 2.2 diesel - $40,140
- Mazda6 GT auto 2.2 diesel - $45,540
- Mazda6 Atenza auto 2.2 diesel - $48,240
- Mazda6 Sport auto 2.5 petrol - $33,790
- Mazda6 Touring auto 2.5 petrol - $38,590
- Mazda6 GT auto 2.5 petrol - $43,990
- Mazda6 Atenza auto 2.5 petrol - $46,690
- Mazda6 Touring auto 2.2 diesel - $41,440
- Mazda6 GT auto 2.2 diesel - $46,840
- Mazda6 Atenza auto 2.2 diesel - $49,540
All prices do not include on-road costs