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Mazda 6 : second electrical recall in a year

The Mazda 6 is being recalled for the second time in a year, and for a similar issue. A total of 9000 examples of the latest generation Mazda 6 are being recalled due to a system malfunction that may prevent the car’s battery from charging and eventually lead to the car stalling...

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Mazda 6 boot capacity increased, new safety option pack now available
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Mazda 6 boot capacity increased, new safety option pack now available

The Mazda 6's boot capacity has been increased by almost 10 per cent less than a year after the mid-size model went on sale. The Mazda 6's back-end enhancement comes courtesy of a revised boot lining and a slimmer space-saver spare tyre, which allows more load space as the floor of the previously shallow boot sits lower...


Medium car comparison : Toyota Camry v Mazda 6 v Nissan Altima v Skoda Octavia v Holden Malibu v Hyundai i40
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Medium car comparison : Toyota Camry v Mazda 6 v Nissan Altima v Skoda Octavia v Holden Malibu v Hyundai i40

Medium is the new large. By 2017 when the large car segment will have been thrown into further disarray with the loss of the Ford Falcon and question marks surrounding imported replacements for the Holden Commodore and Toyota Aurion, it really has to be. The mass exodus from large six-cylinder family sedans that has happened in recent years, however, hasn’t been the expected boon for medium cars...


Mazda reveals four-car SEMA show line-up
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Mazda reveals four-car SEMA show line-up

Mazda has previewed four concept cars it plans to unveil at next month's SEMA aftermarket show in Las Vegas. Comprising hatch and sedan versions of the all-new Mazda 3 and two Mazda 6 models, the cars' styling changes can be seen in the images, though the car maker has revealed few other details at this stage...


Holden Commodore Evoke Sportwagon v Mazda 6 Touring: Comparison Review
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Holden Commodore Evoke Sportwagon v Mazda 6 Touring: Comparison Review

It's comparison round three for the new Holden Commodore. After proving superior to its six-cylinder arch rival in round one, and in V8 specification just beating a top-notch hot-hatch in round two, the Commodore now battles off with one of the best load-luggers in the business. The Holden Commodore Evoke Sportwagon kicks off at $36,990, or $2000 more than the sedan...


Medium car comparison: Mazda 6 v Toyota Camry v Honda Accord Euro v Hyundai i40
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Medium car comparison: Mazda 6 v Toyota Camry v Honda Accord Euro v Hyundai i40

The Mazda 6, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord Euro, and Hyundai i40 all recorded on average a 10 per cent increase in sales in 2012 compared with 2011, so they're becoming increasingly more relevant to consumers. Medium is the new large, according to Australians who purchased a new car last year...


Mazda 6 recall: potential fire risk for 1500-plus local vehicles
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Mazda 6 recall: potential fire risk for 1500-plus local vehicles

Mazda Australia is recalling more than 1500 Mazda 6 models after identifying a potential fault with the vehicles' electrical system. Part of a global safety recall of approximately 15,000 Mazda 6 models in direct response to two cars at dealerships catching fire – one locally and one in Europe – the 1531 Australian delivered Mazda 6s are at risk of carrying a potential fault with a component in the DC/DC convertor, located under the front passenger seat...


Mazda 6 shares limelight with F1 at Australian Grand Prix
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Mazda 6 shares limelight with F1 at Australian Grand Prix

The Mazda 6 Celebrity Challenge at the weekend's Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne resulted in a lot of smiles, a lot of fun and a lot of carnage. With 21 celebrities battling it out in identical 129kW/420Nm Mazda 6 diesels in three five-lap races of the 5.3km Albert Park Formula One circuit over Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Mazda 6 Celebrity Challenge was always going to be a feisty affair...


Mazda 6 racers readying for Australian Grand Prix battle
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Mazda 6 racers readying for Australian Grand Prix battle

The Mazda 6 Celebrity Challenge racers are being prepped and readied for their ensuing battle as part of this weekend's 2013 Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne...


Mazda6 diesel to race in 2013 Grand-Am series
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Mazda6 diesel to race in 2013 Grand-Am series

Mazda North America has announced a racing version of the all-new Mazda6, powered by its Skyactiv-D clean diesel engine, will compete in the 2013 Grand-Am GX class. The Mazda6 Grand-Am GX racecar will make its motorsport debut at the Rolex 24 endurance race on January 26-27 in Daytona Beach, Florida, marking the first time a diesel-powered vehicle of any type has ever raced at the event...


2013 Mazda6 Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2013 Mazda6 Review

Questions were answered and fears allayed – the newly-upsized, third-generation Mazda6 is a cracking driver’s car, especially in wagon form. There was some concern, following our overseas first drive, that the larger Mazda6 had been dulled down to appeal to US tastes and compete with Camry and Accord...

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$33,460 to $50,960

2013 Mazda6: pricing and specifications
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2013 Mazda6: pricing and specifications

Larger, tech-packed and ultra-fuel efficient, the all-new third-generation Mazda6 is also more expensive, topping $50,000 for the first time since the 6 MPS departed. In its latest incarnation, the Mazda6 presents with two very different variants – the long-wheelbase sedan, designed to chase Camry and Accord buyers, and the short-wheelbase wagon, a more compact Euro-midsized contender...


New Mazda6 coming in December
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New Mazda6 coming in December

Mazda Australia has announced that the new Mazda6 sedan and wagon will go on sale in early December, months ahead of the expected release date in 2013. Announced at the Sydney Motorshow minutes ago, Mazda Australia boss Doug Dickson, confirmed that Australia will become one of the first markets to get access to the company’s flagship sedan and wagon, with the vehicles expected to launch in around eight weeks...


2013 Mazda6 specifications
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2013 Mazda6 specifications

The all-new 2013 Mazda6 has been officially unveiled in Sydney ahead of the car's public unveiling at this week's Sydney motor show. The third-generation Mazda6 continues on the tradition of its predecessors by offering a stylish and well-equipped package that is set to reignite interest in the medium-car segment...


Mazda6 diesel confirmed for 2013 Australian Grand Prix celebrity race
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Mazda6 diesel confirmed for 2013 Australian Grand Prix celebrity race

Diesel power is coming to Formula One, with Mazda Australia confirming its all-new Mazda6 oil-burner will hit the Albert Park circuit for the Celebrity Challenge during the 2013 Australian Grand Prix in March. After embracing hybrid power in 2011 with the Lexus CT200h, next year’s race will mark the first time diesel technology has been used in the Celebrity Challenge, with 20 cars set to lap the Melbourne street track between March 14-17...


2013 Mazda6 Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2013 Mazda6 Review

It wasn't so long ago that the arrival of a new-generation medium car would have struggled to stir any interest, but the segment has enjoyed a heyday period since the first Mazda6 of 2002. A decade on, we find ourselves on the north-west outskirts of Paris for the third instalment of the mid-sized Mazda, with the temperature of anticipation warmed by the company's claim that the new 6 is its most technologically advanced model yet...

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Mazda6 MPS: mid-size performance flagship could return
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Mazda6 MPS: mid-size performance flagship could return

A Mazda6 MPS could return to the road by 2014 with the team behind the Japanese company's new Mazda6 range pushing for a revival of the flagship performance variant. The MPS badge was last applied to the first-generation Mazda6, launching in 2005 with a 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbo engine that put 190kW of power and 380Nm of torque to all four wheels via a six-speed manual...


2013 Mazda 6 diesel to beat Camry Hybrid on fuel efficiency
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2013 Mazda 6 diesel to beat Camry Hybrid on fuel efficiency

The 2013 Mazda6 range will include a variant that is set to be more fuel efficient than the Toyota Camry Hybrid. A ‘high power’ version of Mazda’s 2.2-litre turbo diesel that will form one of two engine choices for the Mazda6 in Australia will have an official European fuel rating of 4.5 litres per 100km...


Mazda6 safety technologies revealed
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Mazda6 safety technologies revealed

Mazda has announced a string of advanced safety technologies that will feature in the all-new Mazda6 when it launches in Australia in both sedan and wagon forms in early 2013. Mazda’s ‘i-ActivSense’ is an umbrella name for a series of advanced safety technologies that make use of detection devices, such as millimetre wave radars and cameras, to aid drivers in recognising hazards, avoiding collisions and reducing the severity of accidents when they cannot be avoided...


Mazda6 petrol engine, i-ELOOP technology details revealed
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Mazda6 petrol engine, i-ELOOP technology details revealed

Mazda Australia has confirmed its all-new Mazda6 range will feature the brand's innovative capacitor-based i-ELOOP brake energy regeneration system as standard equipment. Mazda will be the first car manufacturer in the world to use capacitor-based brake energy regeneration system to power ancillary systems in the car such as the climate control, audio, communications and other electrically driven components...


2013 Mazda6 wagon revealed
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2013 Mazda6 wagon revealed

The wagon version of the new Mazda6 medium car has been revealed officially ahead of its debut at the 2012 Paris motor show and Australian showroom arrival in the first quarter of 2013. Mazda has released images of the more practical Mazda6 less than a fortnight after the Mazda6 sedan was shown at the 2012 Moscow motor show...


Mazda6 MPS may return: report
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Mazda6 MPS may return: report

A performance variant of the recently unveiled Mazda6 has a "high potential" of expanding the mid-sizer’s range past the sedan and wagon models according to those behind the project. UK publication Auto Express reports Mazda is investigating a possible return to a Mazda6 MPS-style performance vehicle with the car's program manager Hiroshi Kajiyama saying, "There is a high potential for this, and it would be helpful to the brand"...


2013 Mazda6: official pictures and details
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2013 Mazda6: official pictures and details

The 2013 Mazda6 has been revealed in its entire, striking sedan form at the 2012 Moscow motor show. Mazda’s new range of pictures, which follow previous teaser shots, show the Japanese car maker will have a dynamic-looking vehicle to take on medium-car rivals such as the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord Euro and Ford Mondeo from early 2013...


Mazda6 wagon revealed as Japanese production begins
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Mazda6 wagon revealed as Japanese production begins

The all-new Mazda6 wagon has been unveiled for the first time as the Japanese manufacturer celebrates the start of production of its third-generation medium car. A European-spec red Mazda6 wagon (pictured above) with a 2.0-litre SkyActiv-G petrol engine was the first model to roll off the production line at the manufacturer’s Hofu Plant No...


Opel Insignia details: new Mazda6 rival revealed
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Opel Insignia details: new Mazda6 rival revealed

The Opel Insignia will enter the medium-car segment in September as the General Motors German brand’s flagship model. The Insignia will sit atop a new Opel range that also includes the Corsa city car and Astra small car. Opel is offering two body styles – sedan and wagon – and two engine choices, with all variants pitched at the more premium end of the mainstream medium-car category...


Mazda6: all-new sedan to debut in Moscow in August
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Mazda6: all-new sedan to debut in Moscow in August

The first official images of the all-new Mazda6 have been revealed ahead of the sedan's world premiere at the 2012 Moscow motor show on August 29. The unveiling of the third-generation sedan will be followed one month later by the new Mazda6 wagon, which will make its public debut at the 2012 Paris motor show on September 29...


Mazda6: best image yet of 2013 medium-car star
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Mazda6: best image yet of 2013 medium-car star

Following on from the 2013 Mazda6 video teaser trio released last week, yet another video and a leaked static image have surfaced - giving us the best look yet at the new third-generation sedan. The still image clearly shows the new mid-sized car's links to the Mazda Takeri concept, seen at the 2011 Tokyo motor show, with the Kodo design language heavily influencing the styling...


Mazda6: new sedan revealed in teaser trio
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Mazda6: new sedan revealed in teaser trio

The soon-to-be-released third-generation Mazda6 has been partially revealed in three separate teaser videos from Mazda. The first video highlights the new front-end of the Mazda6 showing the badge, grille and headlight. The second shows off some profile lines from the front quarter panel to the side mirror, while the third video exposes the tail-lights at the rear of the car and gives a brief look at the four doors from a rear left quarter position...


Mazda6: first look at mid-size wagon
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Mazda6: first look at mid-size wagon

The all-new Mazda6 wagon has been spied in Europe giving us our first look at the load-lugging version of the Japanese brand’s upcoming medium-sized car. CarAdvice’s spy photographers believe the wagon will be the first variant of the third-generation Mazda6 to be officially unveiled, suggesting it is in line to debut at the 2012 Moscow motor show in August...


2013 Mazda6 spy shots
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2013 Mazda6 spy shots

Mazda has been spotted testing a prototype of the upcoming 2013 Mazda6 under extreme winter conditions. The prototype wears a makeshift body resembling the current model. The next-generation Mazda6 will be built on a new platform - one that also underpins the new Mazda CX-5 - and will wear a body showcasing Mazda's new KODO design language...