Mazda have launched a new Mazda6 for 2018 at this month’s LA Auto Show.
Although this is international news and we don't know for sure what engines we will be getting here in Ireland, the Mazda6 is set to be the company’s flagship. The main upgrades to the car is the introduction of the 2.5T that was first seen on the company’s USA-bound car, the Mazda CX-9. The four-cylinder turbo petrol engine produces 250hp and 420Nm.
The new design for the D-segment saloon is less imposing than the 2018 Mazda CX-5. The front grill is more flush to the rest of the body, than the indentation of that on the CX-5. The whole body is has more flowing lines than the rest of the family, which are more angular and harsh lines. The interior is similar to the current one but now with a touch more class. Japanese sen wood is now available to spec on the trim. Sen wood is typically used to make instruments.
Although we only know about the 2.5T for the moment, it is likely that Mazda Ireland will also offer a similar 2.2 diesel and 2.0 petrol already on offer across the range. No doubt that when Mazda release it’s SKYACTIV-X technology, it will also be placed into the Mazda6.