Hope you are sitting down, my friend...
I've just spoken to a service technician at the main dealer through which my car was supplied. He tells me that whilst the new Mazda3 does have turning headlamps, the Mazda6 does not. It appears Mazda have made a mistake in the Mazda UK brochure by describing the headlamps as turning, all you get is the additional lamps coming on at the side. As it is clear now the car isn't faulty I won't be taking it in to be looked at on 15th as planned.
When choosing to buy a new car this time round, Iwas specifically looking for this feature as I will be doing a lot of driving on winding country roads in the dark months of the year. I nearly bought a top-of-range Ford Mondeo as it does have turning headlamps but went for the Mazda6 Sport as I preferred the car and it still (apparantly) had the turning lamps. So, this was a material factor in my choice of car and, I feel I have been misled by Mazda UK.
I am going to write again to Mazda UK and won't be fobbed off. The technician says it's not possible to upgrade the Mazda6 AFS to the system fitted on the new Mazda3, so I will be seeking some other form of compensation. I assume the Mazda Australia brochure has the same misleading text as is on page 10 in the Mazda UK brochure, I had a look on the Mazda Australia website but it doesn't go into that much detail. I'll let you know how I get on. Regards.