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Mazda Takuya Top-Spec Trims

Posted on Monday, March 7, 2011

Although only introduced in 2010 and offered for a limited time, Mazda is reintroducing the Takuya special editions, which are the top-spec trim levels for the Mazda2, Mazda3, and Mazda6 models. During the brief period of availability last year, these Takuya special edition models enjoyed quite a bit of success. An ambitious number of new cars in production for the line, this year is expected to cap at 3,894 units.

The Mazda2 is the most affordable in the special-edition Takuya range, with a price of £11,940. Underneath the sporty exterior is a practical interior which boasts such safety features as side and curtain airbags as well as steering wheel audio controls so that the driver is not distracted while adjusting the stereo’s settings. Its added features, which include a Parrot Bluetooth hands-free kit, are said to represent a £110 saving over the Tamura model upon which the design is based.

The Mazda3, with a 105-hp and 1.6-litre engine, is up next with a price of £16,695. The Mazda3 is already a successful model on its own, and the Takuya special edition introduces even more features that make it an attractive and practical choice. Dusk-sensing lights which power on automatically, as well as rain-sensing wipers round out the advanced safety features of this model. For the drivers’ and passengers’ individual comfort needs, there is dual-zone air conditioning.

The Mazda6, which is ideal for a larger family, is available in three variants, with the basic 2.0 litre five-door priced at £20,495 and the top-of-the line Estate at £22,325. Many features that come as upgrades on other brands come standard on the Takuya special-edition models; each of the three unique models features alloy wheels and a sports styling kit.

As a final note, those who buy the Mazda Takuya special edition might be interested to learn of the Mazda2’s place in the Parker’s Cost of Motoring report. Cars are known to depreciate in value the second they are driven off the lot, but the Mazda2 managed to keep a majority of its value, losing only £2,022 or 23 percent of the original value. This placed it in sixth in the aforementioned report.

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