At the upcoming 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show later this month, one of the cars that will be shown is the next generation Mazda6. The Japanese manufacturer is set to debut not the concept, but the final production version of the model that has thoroughly been re-engineered.
Now, we have here the very first teaser of the Mazda6 that shows the car’s exterior. Dressed in a bold and shiny red paint, it looks like it will retain the main characteristics of the current Mazda6, such as the muscular wheel arches and short overhangs. The one difference you would notice is probably the revised front end, just like that of the refreshed CX-5. This means that Mazda6 will come with a larger radiator grille that will be surrounded with a set of more aggressive headlights.
Moving into the cabin, there will be a reshaped center console, together with new controls for the climate system. These are the only changes that we could see in the photos, but there will likely be more that we do not know of just yet.
The Japanese automaker also promised that there will be a wide range of new and advanced electronic systems. Not only does this include the Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) system, but it also offers the latest generation 360-degree camera system. The former enables the car to completely stop and accelerate again to the set speed.
Under the hood, North American customers could choose from two 2.5 liter gasoline engines. The first is a naturally aspirated version that makes use of cylinder deactivation and direct injection technology. This allows for the switch between four- and two-cylinder operation contingent on the condition. The second is a turbocharged version of the same motor. This actually is the same engine used by the Mazda CX-9, which has an output of 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque.
Aside from the Mazda6 that we are expecting to see at Los Angeles, the automaker also plans to reveal an updated model of the CX-5 for the North American market. Furthermore, they will be displaying concepts like the Vision Coupe as well as the Mazda MX-5 Halfie.
The former is a “next generation design vision concept”, while the latter is a half-production, half race car demonstration. If you are interested to attend the company’s press conference, and of course, to see the improved Mazda6 in person, then head over to the LA Auto Show on November 29, 6:30PM GMT time. How excited are you to see all the new features of the updated Mazda6?