After the successful run of the ‘Takuya Special Edition Range’ presented in mid-2010, Mazda is launching five 2011 ‘Takuya’ models across the Mazda2, Mazda3 and Mazda6 line-ups. These models have a total production volume of 3894 units. The Takuya models have features that are typically only offered on top-of-the-range derivatives. The Takuya quintet, which have awesome aesthetics, are set to go on sale starting Feb. 1.
Its pricing is appealing as the models offer tremendous value. Mark Cameron, Sales Director, Mazda UK, said that the 2011 Mazda Takuya range offers “genuine exclusivity, evocative sports styling and enhanced equipment.”
Cameron added that previous special edition Mazda models sold quickly and boasted impressive residual values. The Mazda2 recently came in sixth in the Parker’s Cost of Motoring report, which Cameron considers to be a testament to its competitive price and great value. According to Parker’s deprecation statistics, the Mazda2 lost only £2,022 and 23% of its original value.
The new 2011 five-door Mazda2 Takuya features a starting price of £11,940 (OTR). Serving as the core of this 2011 car is a 1.3-liter engine that provides 84 PS, allowing the Mazda2 Takuya to accelerate from zero to 62mph in 13.6 seconds. Moreover, this engine allows the Mazda2 Takuya special edition to achieve 55.4miles per gallon (combined cycle) while emitting just 119 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer.
While this special edition is only £110 more costly than the Tamura model, it features front fog lights, rear electric windows and automatic climate-control air-conditioning as well as a Parrot Bluetooth hands-free kit. This special edition also features a new rear bumper sports trim and black sports trim. The 2011 Mazda2 Takuya is loaded, as standard, with 16-inch alloy wheels, sports headlights and a sports styling kit that includes a rear spoiler and side skirts. Inside, the 2011 Mazda2 Takuya features a leather steering wheel and gear knob, a trip computer and steering wheel remote audio controls.
It also features four audio speakers and curtain airbags. Interested customers could avail of the 2011 Mazda2 Takuya in any of the five available colors, which include the new Burgundy Red Mica. Another Takuya special edition model to look out for is the 2011 Mazda3 Takuya large hatch that is powered by the 105ps 1.6-liter engine. With a starting price of £16,695, the Mazda3 Takuya does not only offer low running costs but also excellent fuel efficiency.
In terms of numbers, the Mazda3 Takuya returns 43.5mpg (combined cycle) and 149g/km carbon dioxide emissions. It is derived from the TS model, but with a premium of £1,145. However, this already represents a good value for your money since the new Mazda3 Takuya comes with a sports styling kit, 17-inch alloy wheels and front fog and LED rear lights as well as automatic dusk-sensing lights and rain-sensing wipers.
Its interior is available with an array for features including a black sports interior trim, heated front sports seats, dual-zone climate control air conditioning and an integrated Bluetooth system, as well as leather-covered steering wheel and gear knob and a six-disc CD changer.
For those looking for a high-performance family-focused version of this special edition, they could opt for the Mazda6 Takuya. It is available in three versions: a five-door model powered by a 2.0-liter 155ps (£20,495); a more powerful five-door variant with a 163ps 2.2D engine (£21,675); and an Estate model powered by 163ps 2.2D engine (£22,325). All Mazda6 Takuya models feature a premium of £1,050 over their corresponding TS counterparts.
Just like the Mazda2 Takuya and the Mazda3 Takuya, the Mazda6 Takuya is loaded with features such as a sports grille, front fog lights, privacy glass, 18-inch alloy wheels and dusk-sensing headlights. Inside, the Mazda6 Takuya has an alloy pedal set and half-leather heated seats as well as auto-dimming rear view mirror.
Moreover, the new Mazda6 Takuya comes with an integrated Bluetooth system, dual-zone automatic climate control air-conditioning, and a six-disc CD changer. Customers may choose to have their Mazda6 Takuya finished in any of the four metallic, mica or pearlescent paint colors, at no extra fee.