Mazda 6

Bermaz Motor has launched the Mazda 6 range in Malaysia. After months of speculation brought on by oto.my ads, leaked price lists and spyshots, things finally get official. Fully imported from Japan, the 2.0 sedan is priced at RM159,455.50, the 2.5 sedan at RM189,728.40 and the 2.5 Touring estate at RM193,832.40, the prices being OTR with insurance.

The two SkyActiv-G petrol engines are direct-injected four-cylinder units. They’re mated to a SkyActiv-Drive six-speed auto. The 2.0 produces 153 hp at 6,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm; the 2.5 does 185 hp at 5,700 rpm and 250 Nm of torque at 3,250 rpm. Fuel consumption is a quoted 17.4 and 15.6 km per litre respectively.

Mazda 6

Regardless of what variant you choose, you get six airbags, DRLs, push start, rain-sensing wipers, auto climate control, leather seats, cruise control, a TFT touch-screen with MP3, AUX, USB and Bluetooth, front and rear sensors with reverse camera, traction control, DSC and a start-stop system (called i-Stop), amongst many others.

Extras to be found on the 2.5 sedan and estate include auto-levelling bi-xenon headlamps, keyless entry, i-ELOOP regenerative braking, i-Activsense tech (comprising Adaptive Front Lighting, Rear Vehicle Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Control and Smart City Brake), shift paddles and a TomTom sat-nav. The estate exclusively gets a roof spoiler, boot roller blind and a Karakuri tonneau cover.

Mazda 6

The 2.0 sedan rides on 225/55 R17 tyres while the 2.5 sedan and estate sit on 225/45 R19 rubber. MacPherson struts sit up front while a multi-link setup sits out back, and brakes are a front-ventilated disc, rear-solid disc affair.

The estate actually has an 80 mm shorter wheelbase than the sedan – Mazda says this disparity was created to suit customer tastes, thereby giving the sedan buyer more cabin space, and the estate buyer more cargo space (522 litres versus sedan’s 438 litres) and agility.

Mazda 6

Unsurprisingly though, the estate enjoys 28 mm more rear headroom. In terms of overall length, the sedan measures 4,865 mm, compared to the estate’s 4,800 mm, despite the latter having a 15 mm longer rear overhang.

Five colours are available – Snowflake White Pearl, Aluminium Metallic, Soul Red, Meteor Grey and Blue Reflex. A three-year warranty and three-year free maintenance are offered. More information on equipment and specs can be found in the gallery below, or you can read our test drive report of the 2.0 and 2.5 sedan here.