Mazda announced today it will unveil a thoroughly re-engineered and refined Mazda6 sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Mazda will hold a press conference at 5:30am (local AEDT) on November 30, before the Auto Show is open to the public from December 1-10.
Mazda6 is the flagship of Mazda’s passenger car lineup. The development team’s goal for this round of updates, the third since Mazda6 was fully redesigned in 2012, was to enhance the daily lives of people who love cars, incorporating premium details as well as new engineering concepts and technologies based on Mazda’s human-centred design philosophy.
The powertrain lineup adopts new technologies, including a cylinder deactivation system for the SKYACTIV-G 2.5-litre gasoline engine, to offer superior fuel efficiency and a performance feel crafted to match human sensibilities. In addition, the SKYACTIV-G 2.5T direct-injection turbocharged gasoline engine that debuted in the Mazda CX-9 SUV has been added to the engine lineup. Producing torque on par with a 4-litre V8, this engine offers an effortless performance feel that is equal parts composure and excitement.
The concept behind the styling improvements is “Mature Elegance,” and the Mazda design team worked to raise the quality feel of both the interior and exterior, resulting in a look of greater maturity and composure. A new high-grade interior features Japanese Sen Wood, often used in traditional Japanese instruments and furniture, and other exclusive trim elements for an enhanced premium feel that is authentic to the Mazda brand. Overall the design is more distinctive, premium, beautiful and dignified, befitting the flagship of Mazda’s passenger car lineup.
The updated Mazda6 offers a wider range of i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety technologies as standard across the range, which help the driver identify potential risks and reduce the likelihood of damage or injury. Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) can now bring the car to a standing stop and take off again when the car in front moves away. On the high grade Atenza, the model also adopts Mazda’s latest 360° View Monitor. In combination with previously introduced safety features, these technologies allow drivers to enjoy superior safety and worry-free driving under an even wider variety of conditions.
The highly acclaimed VISION COUPE design concept, which the company recently unveiled at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, and the updated Mazda CX-5, which adopts the same SKYACTIV-G 2.5 with cylinder deactivation as the new Mazda6, will both make their North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
In line with its “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030” long-term vision for technology development, Mazda aims to use the fundamental appeal of the automobile — driving pleasure — to inspire people, enrich society and help bring about a beautiful earth. By offering an experience of car ownership that celebrates driving, the company hopes to enrich lives and build a strong bond with customers.