Mazda6 makes best interior shortlist
Before announcing the 'Ward's 10 Best Interiors' list, WardsAuto World magazine reviewed 46 new or significantly changed vehicle, regardless of price, and rated their interiors based on numerous factors.
The factors that the magazine rated the vehicle on were: aesthetics/design harmony, ergonomics, safety, materials selection, driver information, touch points and comfort, fit and finish and the overall value.
The editors at WardsAuto selected the third-generation Mazda6, which features fuel-saving Skyactiv technologies and 'Kodo - Soul of Motion' styling theme, for its excellent infotainment system, attention to detail, affordability, flowing lines and creative touches - such as contrast stitching throughout the interior.
Jeremy Thomson, Managing Director, Mazda UK, commented: 'Mazda is delighted to have such a well-regarded publication as WardsAuto World acknowledge that the interior design, quality and equipment of the new Mazda6, which are typical core features of our brand, are among the very best available today.'
He continued: 'Our dealers are reporting an overwhelmingly positive response to the new Mazda6 from showroom visitors and this latest award will further encourage consumers to come and experience our range of convention-defying products first-hand.'
The all-new Mazda6 saloon and tourer models are available in three trim levels, which are: the entry level 'SE' models, the upgraded 'SE-L' variants and the 'Sport' specification. Each version comes with an interior that is generously specified for its price band.
The base 'SE' models come equipped with cruise control, air conditioning, leather steering wheel with remote audio controls, Mazda Multimedia System, 5.8 inch colour touch screen, USB and iPod connectivity, four speakers and Bluetooth as standard, amongst others.
Upgrading to the enhanced 'SE-L' trim adds privacy glass for windows, auto dimming rear-view mirror, dual zone climate control and two extra speakers to the mix.
The 'Sport'-specified variants gain premium Bose Centrepoint surround sound system with 11 speakers, leather trim (in two colours), six way power adjustable driver's seat with memory setting and three stage front seat heaters - plus much more.
The Mazda6 has already managed to pick up numerous award in the UK, such as CarBuyer website's 'Best Large Family Car' and 'Best Estate Car' awards. In addition, the saloon version was also nominated as one of the top three vehicles in the prestigious '2013 World Car Design Awards'.
Prices for the Mazda6 range from £19,595 to £28,045 on-the-road. For further information regarding pricing and specification for the Mazda6, visit a Perrys Mazda Dealership in Barnsley, Blackburn, Huddersfield, Portsmouth or Preston.