Another year, another round of worthwhile changes to the rightly well-regarded Mazda6. Some are more subtle than others - there's a new grille, for instance, and a new interior with some seriously premium materials - while the big news is the arrival of a new 2.5-litre petrol engine with cylinder deactivation.
The revised Mazda6 range will go on sale in the UK this summer, priced from £23,045, and featuring a new 2.5-litre petrol engine with cylinder deactivation.
Mazda has today unveiled the 2018 model year Mazda6. It includes a number of changes geared towards a more upmarket shift in the company's products, a strategy dubbed 'Mazda Premium'.
Mazda has always been one of the better manufacturers for regularly updating their products to keep them ahead of the curve, and for 2017 it’s the turn of the Mazda6 to benefit from a little fiddling. From the outside, you perhaps wouldn’t know anything has changed, save for a new Machine Grey metallic paint finish and indicators built-in to the door mirrors. That’s because most of the changes are to things you wouldn’t necessarily notice at first glance, but the cumulative effect is far greater.
The revised 2017 model year Mazda6 saloon and estate will arrive this autumn, with a number of updates aimed at improving refinement, safety, and functionality.
When we tested the Mazda6 last year, we discovered a well-engineered and incredibly well thought-out take on the traditional saloon and estate offerings. However, we did comment on the Six's tyre noise, and some clunkiness in the multimedia system’s operation. It seems Mazda's engineers were listening, because for 2015, the Mazda6 has been revised to address these issues, plus a few others.
Watch our 2015 Mazda 6 Video Review.
The first official photos of the revamped Mazda6 have been released. The revised Mazda 6 will go on sale in the UK early next year priced from £19,795 to £28,795.
Watch our review of the 2014 Mazda 6 Tourer 2.2D Sport.
Mazda’s offering in the estate car market arrives in the handsome form of the Mazda 6 Tourer, styled with the company’s ‘Kodo’ design ethos and bristling with a multitude of fuel efficiency technologies under the ‘SkyActiv’ banner.
The Mazda 6 has received a minor update to its 2.2-litre diesel engine aimed at improving both CO2 emissions and fuel economy. The 2.2-litre 150PS saloon sees its CO2 emissions fall from 104 g/km and economy improve to 72.4mpg.
Mazda will celebrate the world premiere of its all-new Mazda 6 estate during the Paris Motor Show on Thursday, 27 September