Mazda 6 2018 – update of Mazda flagship cars
The new Mazda 6 2018 model with an updated exterior, upgraded cabin and a new 2.5 turbo engine is officially presented at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2017. In our review of the Mazda 6 in a new body in 2018-2019 – photos and videos, price and full specifications the technical flagship of the Japanese company, comes another step in the premium segment of the European D-class.
Sales of the restyled version of the Mazda 6 2018-2019 will begin next spring in America, by the end of 2018 the car will make it to the current and European markets. According to preliminary information, the price of the new Mazda 6 model will remain at the cost level of the pre-reform version (recently from 1,324 thousand conventional units), if we do not take into account new items with a new 2.5 ton Skyactiv-G turbo engine from Mazda SH-9 in new signature.
Against the background of record sales of Mazda crossovers in the global automotive market (for 2016 Mazda CX-5 more than 112,000 buyers in America, 72,800 fans in Europe and more than 50,000 new owners in China), the Mazda CX-3 compact crossover in the European market sells 51,340 copies, and a large SUV The new generation Mazda CX-9 was bought by more than 30,000 Americans in 9 months of 2018) Mazda 6 sales look modest – 45,520 cars in America and 29,229 cars in Europe in 2016.
A year earlier, the situation was much better – 57,898 copies of the Mazda 6 are sold in the US market and 30,519 European cars. While sales of crossovers are only growing from year to year. So the drop in demand forced Japanese companies urgently and I can say that it is planned to restyle the model (the last update of the Mazda 6 went through a little over a year ago in the fall of 2016) in order to spur interest for the D-class representative.
Mazda Motor Corporation’s marketing department analysis of sales statistics concluded that customers usually buy expensive equipment with a rich set of equipment, but sadly noted the lack of sound quality and noise insulation of the cabin, and the absence of a powerful turbocharged engine. Like, against the background of classmates of premium brands, Mazda 6 looks like a poor relative. The most interesting thing is that the external design of the bodysuit of all buyers, without exception. Marketers heard requests and here we have an updated Mazda 6 with a turbo engine and a better quality interior, and newer equipment and improved noise isolation and upgraded suspension and steering.
Thus, with an eye to our update announcement, it says that the body after the facelift of the Mazda 6 retained the shape so beloved by the owners, but more and more stylish radiator grille, another, less aggressive bumper with a lower air intake suzushima, reduced in size LED headlights (low beam and high beam units are now complemented by LED fog lights) – this is an innovation on the front of the body.
The feed sports new LED taillights with a redesigned pattern and a chrome stripe on the lamp housing.
- It only remains to add that the Japanese cars have 17 and 19 inch alloy wheels with a new design pattern.
The interior of the new Mazda 6, especially in the top-of-the-line signature configuration, is a huge step towards the premium segment: Nappa leather seats, Japanese ash and suede front panel and door card inserts, a virtual instrument panel with a 7-inch color display, the driver’s and front passenger’s seats are not only equipped with electricity and heat supply, but also with ventilation.
To be chic in the maximum configuration. But even the kit-new interior of the base Mazda 6 is impressive. A modified steering wheel, a dashboard without wells, a laconic, stylish and fashionable front panel, as if migrated to the saloon of a production car from the vision concept of a Mazda coupe car, all new seats with improved shape and other filler, better absorb vibrations, front seats, received a wide cushion, an upgraded multimedia system with a color screen that grew diagonally across an 8-inch, new, more stylish climate control unit and control multimediai washer.
In the list of additional options: a camera providing all-round visibility, projecting information on the windshield, adaptive cruise control with the Stop & Go function is active in all speed modes, a digital instrument panel.
In addition to all the above equipment and part of the materials, the innovation is hidden from view, but they are no less important. Inside, the updated Mazda 6 is significantly quieter, thanks to the use of thicker metal in the rear wheel arches and the use of better heat-insulating mats.
Specifications Mazda 6 2018-2019.
The most publicized acquisition of the new model was the powerful turbocharged four-cylinder Skyactiv-g 2.5 engine, giving out a boost at work on 98-octane gasoline with 254 hp. with. and 420 Nm (92nd gasoline allows you to generate only 230 horses) and agregatiruemye by default 6 automatic transmissions.
The turbocharged engine will join the company of naturally aspirated petrol engines (Skyactiv-G 2.0 165 PS and 210 Nm Skyactiv-G 2.5 192 PS and 256 Nm) and turbodiesel (results 2.2, 150 PS, 380 Nm and SKYACTIV-D 2.2 175 hp 420 Nm), installed on the pre-reform and Mazda 6. But not only the turbo engine has changed the updated technical stuffing of cars. In parallel, Japanese engineers have significantly worked with the suspension of the car to ensure better ride and upgraded steering. As a result, the suspension geometry was changed, reinforced rear trailing arms, upgraded springs and shock absorbers were used. The steering mechanism received a rigid mount on the subframe.
It only remains to add that the Mazda 6 in all markets (even sets for the Mazda Sollers plant located recently) is produced exclusively in Japan (plant in Hiroshima, Japan), which guarantees a consistently high quality car regardless of the market.