These days with the increased VAT and other factors causing price hike, manufacturers are trying win the game by offering better value than the rivals. This new series Mazda Takuya models available in Mazda2, Mazda3 and Mazda6 ranges, are built for that exact purpose.
The Takuya models are feature-rich editions of the mentioned models which come with styling kit, enhanced interior specification, unique colours and ‘special edition’ exclusivity, all for a small premium over the base car’s price.
Let’s start with the Mazda2 1.3-litre five-door Takuya which is priced from £11,940 – £110 more than the Tamura model. This Takuya boasts the addition of front fog lights, black sports trim, rear electric windows, automatic climate-control air-conditioning, a Parrot Bluetooth hands-free kit and a new rear bumper sports trim. The car’s powered by a 1.3-litre, 84ps engine that accelerates to 62mph in 13.6 seconds, retuning 55.4mpg (combined cycle) and emitting 119g/km of CO2.
Standard equipment of the car include 16-inch alloy wheels, a sports styling kit (incorporating a rear spoiler and side skirts) and sports headlights. The interior benefits from side and curtain airbags, a trip computer, leather steering wheel and gear knob, steering wheel remote audio controls and four audio speakers. For 2011 the Mazda2 Takuya is available in a choice of five colours, including the new Burgundy Red Mica
The popular Mazda3 also gets the Takuya treatment for its 105ps, 1.6-litre version. It is priced from £16,695 – £1,145 more than the TS model – and has average fuel consumption of 43.5mpg and low-for-class 149g/km of CO2 emissions.
As for the extra features you get with it, the list includes 17-inch alloy wheels, sports styling kit, front fog and LED rear lights, plus automatic dusk-sensing lights and rain-sensing wipers. Inside, there is automatic dual-zone climate control air conditioning, black sports interior trim, heated front sports seats, an integrated Bluetooth system, a six-disc CD changer and leather covered steering wheel and gear knob.
And finally the family sedan Mazda6, available in three different guises: a 2.0-litre 155ps five-door (£20,495), 2.2D 163ps five-door (£21,675) and 2.2D 163ps Estate (£22,325).
The standard kit on this model boasts 18-inch alloy wheels, a sports grille, front fog lights, privacy glass and dusk-sensing headlights. The interior features an alloy pedal set, half-leather heated seats, auto-dimming rear view mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control air-conditioning, an integrated Bluetooth system and a six-disc CD changer. A choice of four metallic, mica or pearlescent paint colours is offered free-of-charge.