Mazda has given its 6 saloon and Tourer estate a tweak in quality and styling. This fine-looking car dates from 2012. The latest facelift is intended to keep it on the boil – in a sector which this decade has been dominated by the premium marques from Germany. While they cost a bit more they hang on to their value – which attracts company and fleet accountants.
The Volkswagen Group is the world’s biggest producer of vehicles. It sold 10.74 million last year. It is also number one in Britain. Volkswagen, per se, sold 4.1 million cars in the first eight months this year, a record, in the teeth of people grumbling about diesel futures and diesel pasts.
This is the second X4 from BMW in just four years. That’s because it is based on the latest X3 SUV and both are produced at its Spartanburg factory in South Carolina. The outgoing X4 was a hit, with 200,000 sold.