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For the 2010 model year, MAZDA6 offers minor trim and package enhancements.
To streamline the most popular options, a new Touring Plus model is added to
both the i as s models, which adds power moonroof, ground illumination,
Bluetooth, electroluminescent gauges, Blind Spot Monitoring System and
anti-theft security alarm, in addition to Touring trim features. A new
Technology Package is offered on Grand Touring models and a Multi Information
Display (MID) for the audio and Bluetooth is standard on Grand Touring trims
with Technology Package.
Program Engineer Hiroshi Kajiyama established
ambitious goals and high standards in the development of the MAZDA6. To be
widely recognized as the best vehicle available in the mid-size market, the
MAZDA6's underlying concept rests solidly on three fundamental pillars: sporty
appearance, unique experience, insightful package.
"The MAZDA6 driving
experience is unlike any other mid-size sedan, able to handle the track or city
streets with grace," said Robert Davis, senior vice president, product
development and quality, MNAO. "Offering such features as xenon headlights,
keyless entry, push-button start, heated mirrors, Sirius satellite radio and
Blind Spot Monitoring System, the MAZDA6 is poised to remain a serious threat in
When the MAZDA6 design effort
commenced in the spring of 2004, Chief Designer Youichi Sato summed up the
opportunity represented by a new sport sedan with world-wide reach as "Time to
be Japanese." Sato challenged all of his designers working on the new MAZDA6 in
four studios under his leadership (Hiroshima, Yokohama, Frankfurt, Irvine) to
create a wholly fresh, upscale, premium - yet still sporty - appearance for the
North American MAZDA6.
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