2012 Mazda6 Venture Edition introduced in UK

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 16, 2012

This spring in the UK, Mazda will be offering three ‘Venture Edition’ models of the Mazda6. These special versions, which have a starting price of £21,000 (OTR), are very stylish and offer great value for money. The three new Mazda6 Venture Edition models include petrol and diesel five-door and diesel estate models.

They are based on Mazda6 TS2 models. They come with additional equipment such as Sanyo TomTom navigation, integrated Bluetooth, half-leather seat trim and heated front seats. The exterior of the Venture Edition models are made to stand out with the Sports front grille, 17-inch gunmetal alloy wheels, Privacy glass and a special range of colors such as Brilliant Black and optional Crystal White Pearlescent, Black Mica or Stormy Blue Mica.

Mazda also offers Dolphin Grey Mica, which is unique to this version. The Mazda6 Venture Edition equipment upgrades and additional features are priced at just £340-to-£480 higher than the TS2 donor-cars (depending on model). Only 257 examples of the Mazda6 Venture Editions will be made, upping the exclusivity factor.

Mazda gives these vehicles a generous range of specifications. First of all, the Mazda6 Venture Edition models gain from the standard equipment level of the TS2 which features front, side and curtain airbags, rear vehicle monitoring system, front rain-sensing wipers, leather steering wheel with audio controls, six disc CD changer with Auxiliary jack and six speakers, front and rear parking sensors and a Thatcham Category 1 alarm.

Buyers also have a wide range of responsive and powerful engines to choose from. Powering the petrol hatchback Venture Edition is a 2.0-litre (155ps) MZR engine that enables the model to accelerate from zero to 62mph in 10.3 seconds and to return 40.9mpg (combined) with a 159g/km CO2 rating. For those who prefer diesel, they can opt for the 2.2-litre (163ps) MZR-CD engine that offers terrific performance.

The model could sprint to 62mph in 9.2 seconds. It has a fuel economy rating of 53.3mpg (combined cycle) and it has low emissions of 140 to 141g/km (hatchback/estate). Both models qualify for the Road Fund Licence bands E and F, while the slashed Benefit In Kind costs mean major savings.

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