Mazda has brought a refreshed version of its Mazda6 sedan at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show in time for its debut this Friday. In this groundbreaking update, the midsize sedan not only receives a new turbocharged engine and excitingly new exterior but it even has a cool new interior to go with it.
The new 2.5 liter turbo four delivers an output of 250 horsepower (186 kilowatt) and 310 pound feet (420Nm) of torque while the newly enhanced exterior design has borrowed inspirations from the brand’s Vision Coupe Concept previewed earlier this year. Its interior is now offered with Mazda’s Signature trims including Ultra-Suede, Sen wood, and brown Nappa leather echoing Japan’s natural landscape.
The Mazda 6’s power boost is for the new SKYACTIVE- G 2.5 T engine that runs on a dynamic pressure turbo that can engage at steady rate between 25 and 50 mph via cylinder deactivation feature.
Like Mazda’s CX-9 from where it gets its engine, the Mazda 6 has also shift to more premium interior amenities. Inside, Mazda’s newly designed interior offers wider dashboard, a 360- degree monitor and an 8- inch Mazda Connect infotainment system. The seats have been redesigned to offer better support while ventilated front seats are also available as an option. Other high end technologies included on the new Mazda6 are the 7-inch TFT gauge display, a head up display, a windshield wiper de-icer and a full-speed radar cruise control with stop and go function.
Outside, the newly revised midsize sedan now comes with a brand new grille design, a new set of LED head lamps with integrated fog lights, a new line of 17-inch and 19-inch wheels and a new color option called Soul Red Crystal.
While both the engine and its interior make the most of this new update, the 2018 Mazda6 gets a few other enhancements such as a newly tuned suspension, a rigid mounted steering rack, thicker rear wheel metal sheet, stiffer suspension trailing link mounts plus better overall body reinforcements. Owners of the new Mazda 6 can get to enjoy a quieter ride, better responsiveness and optimum handling.
While the six speed automatic transmission is exclusively available on the 2.5 –liter SKYACTIV-G turbo engine, the Mazda6 with the standard 2.5 –liter naturally aspirated in-line four that can still be had with the manual.
The price? Well, Mazda has yet to announce the official pricing for its newly updated Mazda6 but most likely it will come with a steeper price than the current model. Either way, customers can expect this to arrive at showrooms next year in spring. Until such time, no one will know how much these big upgrades actually cost.