- Published: Friday, 22 August 2014 18:17
Singapore - For the first time in the republic, the Mazda 6 has a new variant that is poised to turn heads, the Mazda6 2.5 Wagon.
Targeted at the active community who like more space, the new 6 Wagon features plenty of space. It features the longest wheelbase for wagon-kind and claims to provide the most legroom and knee clearance for rear passengers. Cargo space? 1,593 litres with seats folded and 451 litres with the seats up. For additional cargo capability, the 6 Wagon is kitted with roof rails as standard.
The 6 Wagon claims to deliver a thrilling drive - by delivering more rear grip, shorter braking distances, lighter and stiffer suspension components and an electrical assisted power steering which adapts to driving conditions.
Powering the 6 Wagon is a 2.5L Skyactiv engine with a 4-2-1 exhaust header to produce 185hp (138kW) and 250Nm of torque. Paired with a six-speed automatic, the 0-100km/h claim is at 8.2 seconds.
Fuel consumption is rated at 6.6L/100km and it makes 155g of carbon dioxide per km. Helping with these figures are Mazda’s “i-Eloop” regenerative braking system, which generates electricity during braking and stores it in a capacitor. Paired with the engine start/stop system, aptly called “i-stop”, Mazda claims that these two systems help to deliver up to 10 percent better fuel economy.
Packing to the teeth with tech: The 6 Wagon features safety systems such as Lane Departure Warning, rear vehicle monitoring, high-beam control and adaptive front lights. Nestled in the dashboard is the 5.8-inch touchscreen entertainment system with iPod, USB and Bluetooth connectivity mated to a 11-speaker Bose surround audio system.
The Mazda 6 Wagon is now available at a introductory price of S$157,988 after CEVS rebate.