Mazda Reveals Summer Vehicles Offerings

By: Kraig Johanssen

Mazda has uncovered its summer vehicles - the limited edition 3 and 6 models, which will all be on sale this month.

Mazda 3 Tamura
The Mazda 3 Tamura has a 103bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine that is suited to a five-speed gearbox. Body-colored sports styling kit, front fog lamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, a chrome exhaust trim and an option of two colors - Aurora Blue Mica or Galaxy Grey Mica - are featured in this vehicle.

It is limited because only 700 of these vehicles are being built with a market cost of ?13,795 - a ?455 increase from the standard car. However, according to Mazda, ?2835 would be the normal cost of additional accessories.

Mazda 6 Tamura
Powered by a 145bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine to fit in a six-speed gearbox, the Mazda 6 Tamura features a sporty body-colored styling kit, front fog lamps, chrome exhausts, 17-inch alloy wheels and an option of three paint colors: Stormy Blue Mica, Tungsten Grey Mica or Silver Contrail metallic paint.

This model will only have 1200 units and will cost ?15,995 - a ?315 increase from the price of standard TS. But Mazda says that anyone who would want additional equipment, a person will spend ?3441.

Both the Mazda 3 Tamura and 6 Tamura cars are patterned on the five-door hatchback TS models. They also both have a body kit and alloy wheels, and will their sale this month.

Mazda 6 Kumano
The Mazda 6 Kumano, that uses 145bhp 2.0-litre petrol and 141bhp 2.0-litre diesel 6 hatchback, will also be offered in limited number this summer.

Patterned on the five-door TS2 model, the Kumano comes with upgraded interior and exterior trim. This car features blue and black seat trim, alloy wheels and an option of Titanium Grey Metallic or Stormy Blue Mica paint.

In petrol form with only 280 limited examples, the 6 2.0 Kumano costs ?17,550 and ?18,650 for the diesel with only 120 examples. Theses prices show an increase over the base model of ?370 and ?380, respectively. But an added package will cost ?925.

About Mazda Motor Corporation
A Japanese automotive manufacturer that is based in Hiroshima, Japan, Mazda Motor Corporation is the maker of quality and top of the line parts such as .

In addition to that, Mazda is also a well known producer of different types of vehicles and their parts.

The manufacturer's name is derived from the transcendental God of Zoroastrianism, Ahura Mazda. It is also believed that Mazda coincides with the anglicized pronunciation of Zoroastrianism founder's name, Jujiro Matsuda, and opted to rename it in honor of both his family and the believers of Zoroastrianism. In the Avestan language, Mazda means "wisdom". Nonetheless, because the company is from Japan, the name has always been pronounced and spelled as "Matsuda". This leads the public to believe that "Mazda" is just an anglicized version of the founder.

The company is expected to produce 1.25 million vehicles annually as of 2006. Among Japan, Europe, North America, and Latin America, its sales will be evenly divided.

Mazda's 33.4% of controlling interest is controlled by the Ford Motor Company.

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