Mazda has brought on a motor show in Los Angeles 2017 once again the updated ” six “. The third restyling brought the model not only a refined appearance, but also a new interior and modernized technical stuffing.
The new Mazda 6 of the 2018 model year received a fully redesigned front end with a larger-sized shield-shaped radiator grille with a fine-mesh structure that resembles chain mail and a differently designed front bumper.
In general, the front of the sedan now resembles the crossover CX-5 II – the head optics has already become, and the edging of the radiator grille frames the headlights from the bottom to their full width. The picture of the street lamps changed behind them, plus they were cut by a chrome trim on the trunk lid. And the car was added new options for painting the body and additional versions of the wheels for 17 and 19 inches.
Let’s move now to the saloon – Mazda 6 2018 inside got a completely different front panel, made in a minimalist style in the manner of the Vision Coupe concept. There is also a new steering wheel, a dashboard and a converted central console.
The top-level version became completely virtual – its readings are displayed on a 7.0-inch display, and the screen of the multimedia system was increased to 8.0”. Particularly seriously in the company have worked on improving noise insulation and tightened the quality of finishing materials, and in the top equipment used Nappa leather, inserts from suede and Japanese ash.
In addition, for Mazda 6, 2018, in the new body, the front seats were redesigned – they became wider, they received the ventilation function, the modified forms of the backrest and the cushion, plus they used a different filler, which is designed to better quench fluctuations. The rear sofa was equipped with heating.
Mazda 6 is loved for its design and gambling control, while the model has not previously had good sound insulation and comfortable suspension. But now the manufacturer decided to make the car softer and quieter, while trying to make sure that the car has not lost the opportunity to give pleasure to driving.
As a result, the engineers revised the geometry of the suspension, strengthened the points of attachment of the rear longitudinal arms, reconfigured the springs and shock absorbers for a more comfortable ride and rigidly fixed the steering mechanism on the subframe. To improve noise isolation, we decided not to confine ourselves to the installation of other soundproof mats, but also to be confused over the thickening of metal in the rear wheel arches.
Under the hood of the new Mazda 6 2018, the 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G 2.5T turbo engine was first registered, which previously appeared on the large CX-9 II crossover. Here he gives out 253 hp. and 420 Nm of torque, although if refueled with gasoline AI-92, the power will drop to 230 forces. It is combined with a six-band automatic machine.
By the way, the gearbox was also slightly upgraded – it received a pendulum torsional vibration damper, and the atmospheric 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G engine with 192 “horses” (256 Nm) got the function of cutting off the extreme cylinders at low loads (at speeds from 40 to 80 km/h). For him in the States, in addition to automatic transmission, there is also a 6-speed mechanics.
Packages and prices
The sales of the new Mazda new 6 in the US are scheduled for the spring of 2018. There is no information on prices, nor is it reported on whether we will have a version with a turbo engine and a premium package Signature.
In the equipment list of the car, a projection on the windshield, the camera of the circular view, the adaptive cruise control MRCC, which is able to stop the car on its own and then resume the movement, as well as the aforementioned ventilation of the front seats and the heating of the rear sofa have appeared.