The Atenza tops the range with sedan and wagon variants, 2.5-litre petrol or 2.2-litre twin turbo diesel engines driving the front wheels through a six-speed automatic. Pricing starts at $41,500 for the petrol sedan through to $45,300 for the diesel wagon.
The Atenza arrives with 19-inch alloys, 11 speaker Bose-branded stereo with Bluetooth, USB and 7.0-inch MZD Connect touchscreen, reversing camera, keyless entry and start, front and rear parking sensors, active cruise control, dual-zone climate control, head-up display, sat nav, adaptive LED headlights, auto wipers, Nappa leather trim, space-saver spare tyre, power windows, electric front seats, power folding mirrors and sunroof.
The Atenza has six airbags, ABS, stability and traction control, front and rear city AEB and reverse cross traffic alert. The 6 scored five ANCAP stars in 2013.
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