Mazda has unveiled its Mazda 6 Venture Edition, a limited production run of its family car.
Priced from £21,000, the special edition Mazda 6 boasts upgraded equipment including satellite navigation – fitted as standard for the first time on this model.
2.0 petrol and 2.2 diesel engines
The Mazda 6 Venture Edition comes in two body styles – five-door hatchback and estate – and is available with a choice of two engines, either a 153bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine or a 161bhp 2.2-litre turbodiesel unit.
The turbodiesel is more efficient than the petrol and is our pick of the range, returning a claimed 53.3mpg combined compared with 40.9mpg for the petrol, according to Mazda. Over an average 12,000 miles per year, this adds up to a £387 fuel saving.
The diesel also offers better performance than the petrol, reaching 62mph from rest in 9.2 seconds, while the petrol takes 10.3 seconds to complete the dash.
Sat nav as standard
Based on the existing Mazda 6 TS2 trim level, it comes with automatic headlights and wipers, parking sensors all-round and 17-inch alloy wheels as standard.
The main addition to this kit is the 5.8-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system. And Venture Edition buyers will also get half-leather heated front seats and Bluetooth.
£340 premium for Venture Edition
Prices start at £21,000 for the petrol hatchback, rising to £22,965 for the diesel estate. This represents a premium of between £340 and £480 over TS2 trim, which seems reasonable to us given the added equipment.
The Venture Edition is limited to 257 examples across all body styles in the UK and is on sale now.