Thanks to Mazda (Prima Merdu Sdn Bhd) Sri Petaling branch manager, William Leong giving me a chance to get a closer look on the All-New Mazda Skyactiv before official launch. Just as expected, Mazda cars used to look better in real life compare to photos and even the promo videos.
The new sixth here looks just gorgeous, especially the agressive direct-drop-down front grille that stick to KODO design theme as Takeri concept car. Lower height of 1450mm does help to make the car less boxy, curving cut on bonnet helps front face appear visually wider and more muscular.
The 2013 Mazda 6 variant (code: GLJ8 RAQ) that i met in showroom is a Blue Reflex Mica Sedan equipped with 2.0-Liter Skyactiv-G gasoline engine that produce 153hp at 6,000 rpm and 200 Nm at 4,000 rpm. In addition, the car is “LOoooong” (4,865mm), longer than uncle car Camry (4,815mm) and 110 mm longer than the outgoing Mazda 6 model (4,755mm) but with relatively light weight of 1393kg compares to Camry’s 1445kg
The first Malaysia Mazda model that comes with i-stop technology, it helps on fuel saving by shutting down engine automatically when the car stop-still and restart to resume drive. For transmission, it is the same Skyactiv-Drive 6-speed AT as other variants.
Previous model have a limited interior space, especially the short rear legroom. Mazda listened to their customer by creates a more spacious and comfortable cabin compare with outgoing model, results:
Examples of gadgets equipped with 2.0L are: power adjustable leather seat with memory, 6 SRS Airbags, cruise control, tribos coating and reverse camera. Retail price with insurance for 2.0L Sedan is RM 159,440.20 and offcial launch will be on end of March 2013. Check out 2013 Mazda 6 full specification and equipment list at here and pricing details for each variant: 2013 Mazda6 Price List.
For further information, contact Mr. William Leong (017-811 8660 / 03-9056 1989) or raise your questions at Prima Merdu Sdn Bhd (Sri Petaling) Facebook group.