Auto Shows 2018 Mazda6 refresh takes the car further upmarket

22:46  29 november  2017
22:46  29 november  2017 Source:   Autoblog

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Mazda announced today that the refreshed Mazda 6 sedan will get the CX-9's turbocharged 2.5-liter Mazda says it's working to move the 6 more upmarket in feel, with new design inside and out. The outgoing Mazda 6 was a surprisingly fun car in a segment where most everything else is dull.

The 2018 Mazda 6 must follow the same path and must meet high expectations. If we know that all Mazda cars look better and come with more equipment than their rivals, 2018 Mazda 6 will probably have an impossible mission.

The 2018 Mazda6 is, on the surface, a very mild refresh. The front grille has been given more depth, and the fascia is generally cleaned up a bit, putting the design inline with the new CX-5 and future Mazda products. The interior has been given the same treatment: cleaned up and modernized. But throughout the car, some important updates under the skin make the 6 a more compelling product, and one that continues the company's push upmarket.

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That is why we finally get to report about everything we know so far and to announce Google’s new app because Mazda was too lazy to make their own. Since it, something like a “low budget” car (for some parts of the world) the 2018 Mazda 6 price is going to fluctuate between ,000 and ,000.

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The biggest change has already been partly revealed, and that's the addition of Mazda's turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder. It's the same engine found in the CX-9, and Mazda has now revealed it will make the same 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque with premium fuel. The engine will also happily accept 87-octane, in which case the engine will make 227 horsepower. Though the addition of this engine is welcome, we're a bit disappointed to learn that it will only be available with a six-speed automatic transmission. If we're lucky, we might see Mazda add a manual option, since when Mazda launched the current Mazda3, the larger 2.5-liter engine was initially only available with an automatic. But try not to get your hopes up too high, either.

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The 2018 Mazda 6 may not be appealing at first glance. This is so because it may look unchanged from the exterior. Well, unfortunately, even its interior somehow remains unchanged as well. After all, Mazda is known for quality cars and Mazda 6 is one of that.

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The good news is that Mazda will continue to offer a manual transmission as well as an automatic with the base, naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder. This engine will now feature cylinder deactivation, as will the 2018 Mazda CX-5. This system will shut off the cylinders on each end at cruising speed to improve fuel economy. Official fuel economy ratings for both engines have yet to be released.

a wheel of a car: 2018 Mazda6 interior© Provided by AOL Inc. 2018 Mazda6 interior

Aside from the powertrain, Mazda says it has made a few other mechanical improvements. The suspension has been retuned, and the steering rack rigidly mounted to the chassis to improve handling. Thicker sheet metal for the rear wheel wells, thicker trailing arms, and a bevy of braces have also been added in order to reduce noise for a more refined driving experience.

The interior has also been updated for more refinement, particularly on the new Signature trim model. The sleeker interior design on all Mazda6s is joined by redesigned seats Mazda says are more comfortable. Those seats are now available with optional ventilation. A windshield-projected heads-up display, adaptive cruise control that can bring the car to a stop and resume accelerating, as well as an instrument panel with a configurable 7-inch screen are other options. The Signature trim also adds Nappa leather seats, UltraSuede accents on the doors, dash and seats, and real Sen wood trim.

Pricing is not yet available for the 2018 Mazda6. That should be announced closer to when the car goes on sale in spring 2018.

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