The new Mazda 6 saloon has achieved another accomplishment for Mazda as Mazda’s flagship car has been selected as the 2014 RJC Car of the Year in the final voting by the Automotive Researchers’ and Journalists’ Conference of Japan (RJC), an organisation consisting of Japan-based automotive critics and journalists.
The third generation Mazda 6, known commonly as the Atenza in Japan, was penned and crafted with the KODO design language and is powered by Mazda’s SKYACTIV engine in both petrol and diesel engines. The Mazda 6 gathered strong reviews from journalist all around the world, praising the car’s dynamics in handling and high quality ride comfort.
Sales of the Mazda 6 in Japan remain strong since it’s debut a year ago in Japan. The model was well received with 24,000 orders by the end of October, which is almost twice as much as the annual planned sales of 12,000 units. Eligible models for RJC Car of the Year are mass production vehicles launched between November 1, 2012 and October 31, 2013. This is the sixth time a Mazda vehicle has won the RJC Car of the Year award, and the last time Mazda took home the award was the Mazda 2, 5 years back.
Back to our shores, the Mazda 6 is available in two forms of engines, 2.0L and 2.5L in forms of sedan and the wagon. The Mazda 6 starts at RM160,000 to RM195,000.