Mazda UK has announced that a new sporty Takuya special edition range will be available to buy from 1 July.

The special edition range follows on from the successes of the Mazda2, Mazda3 and Mazda6 Tamura special editions earlier this year.

The name "Takuya" is taken from the Japanese for forerunner or pioneer.  The new variants are available in the Mazda2, Mazda3 and Mazda6 model line-ups and offer added value to customers.

The standard equipment grew significantly and features exterior sports styling, larger alloy wheels, a Bluetooth® system and a sports interior.

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Mazda2 Takuya

The small car is priced from £11 915 (OTR), the 1.3-litre Mazda2 five-door Takuya is the entry point into the special edition range. The special edition features 16" alloy wheels, a sports styling kit (incorporating spoiler, sports bumpers and side skirts) and front fog lights. The interior benefits from black sports trim, trip computer, leather steering wheel and gear knob, steering wheel remote audio controls and a Parrot Bluetooth® hands-free kit.

The 1.3 liter has power output of 86PS and returns 54.3mpg by emitting only  125g/km CO2.

Mazda3 Takuya

Mazda3 five-door Takuya has 1.6-litre petrol engine under the bonnet with 105ps. The standard equipment is very good - a leather steering wheel and shift knob, automatic dual-zone climate control air conditioning, black sports interior trim, sports seats, an integrated Bluetooth® system, LED lights, a six-disc CD changer and rain-sensing wipers.

The car is priced at £15 780, which is perfect value for money, considering the rich base equipment and running costs. The economic engine brings 44.8mpg and a low-for-class 149g/km CO2 emissions.

Mazda6 Takuya

Mazda6 offers a choice between 2.0-litre five-door for £19 845, 2.2D 163ps five-door priced at £20 945 and 2.2D 163ps Estate only for £21 595.  All three variants feature 18" alloy wheels, a sports grille and dusk-sensing headlights on the exterior, while the interior benefits from an alloy pedal set, half-leather heated seats, auto-dimming rear view mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control air conditioning, leather steering wheel and shift knob and a choice of paint colours.

The 2.0-litre petrol engine accelerates the car from 0-62mph in 10.3 seconds and has a top speed of 134mph. The combined cycle is perfect - 40.9mpg as well as the CO2 emissions - 159g/km

The 2.2D 163PS models return an impressive 52.3mpg combined and produce 142g/km CO2 (.  The sprint from 0 to 62mph is covered in 9.2 seconds.

"The new Mazda Takuya range offers buyers genuine exclusivity, evocative sports styling and represents fantastic value for money," noted Mark Cameron, sales director, Mazda UK.

"Previous Special Edition Mazda models have proved hugely popular, fast selling and boast impressive residual values.  The Takuya range offers yet another reason for value-seeking consumers that want something different to the mainstream to head down to their local Mazda dealership this summer.", he added.