New Mazda6 and Mazda2 Tamura Special Edition Models

Mazda's UK division is celebrating the New Year -or so they say- with the introduction of three new 'Tamura' Special Edition models based on its Mazda2 three- and five-door and, Mazda6 hatchback cars. All models come equipped with a sport styling exterior and interior package as well as additional standard features and unique color offerings.

Starting with the Mazda6 5dr Tamura, it is offered exclusively with a 147HP 2.0-liter petrol engine that helps it accelerate from standstill to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 10.2 seconds. Available in two unique mica colors – Sparkling Black and Velocity Red – plus Galaxy Grey mica and Sunlight Silver metallic, the Mazda6 Tamura stands out thanks to the addition of a Sports Styling Pack. It includes front and rear sports bumpers, side skirts and rear spoiler, plus privacy glass, clear rear light bezels, unique 18-inch alloy wheels and special 'Tamura' badging. Inside, there's alloy pedals and Tamura branded floor mats.

Standard equipment on the Mazda6 Tamura includes: Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and Traction Control System (TCS), six airbags, remote central locking, Karakuri 60/40 split folding rear seats, a radio/single CD audio system with 6 speakers and an auxiliary jack for MP3 players, electric and heated door mirrors, cruise control, trip computer with speed alarm, dual-zone climate control airconditioning, leather steering wheel and gear knob, a rear seat centre armrest and CF-Net steering wheels controls, plus a Thatcham Category 1 alarm and immobiliser.

The Mazda6 2.0 5dr Tamura is priced at £16,695, or £306 more than the equivalent TS model.

Available with a choice of three-door or five-door hatchback body styles and a 1.3-litre, 86HP petrol engine, the Mazda2 1.3 Tamura is based on the regular TS2 model. Like the Mazda6, it too benefits from the addition of a Sports Styling Pack that includes front and rear sports bumpers, a two-piece sports grille, side skirts, rear spoiler, unique 16-inch dark grey alloy wheels, special 'Tamura' badging and free metallic/mica or pearlescent paint.

For the exterior there is a choice of four colors – unique Aluminium Metallic or Radiant Ebony Mica, plus either Aurora Blue Mica (for the 5dr model) or Crystal White Pearlescent. Inside, branded Tamura floor mats are fitted.

Standard equipment includes body coloured electric folding door mirrors, manual air-conditioning, silver bezels on the steering wheel, electric front windows, driver seat height adjustment, CD radio with auxiliary input jack and four speakers, multifunction glovebox with magazine rack, 60/40 split rear seats, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, as well as a leather steering wheel and gear knob. Safety and security equipment includes ABS with Emergency Brake Assist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, driver and passenger front airbags, side and curtain airbags, remote central locking with deadlocks plus Thatcham Category 1 alarm and immobiliser.

Prices for the Mazda2 1.3 Tamura start at £10,275 for the 3d and at £10,775 for the 5dr -£397 more than the equivalent TS2 models.