Facelifted Mazda6 Touring Arrives With New SkyActiv-X Powertrain

The 2018 Mazda6 Touring has paid a visit to the plastic surgeon and it’s now ready for its European debut at next month’s 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

The visual changes applied to its exterior aren’t radical, but then again, it was expected, given that the tweaked saloon version, which was shown at the 2017 LA Auto Show, sports the same styling.

The big news however is that the 2018 Mazda6 will now adopt the SkyActiv-X powertrain. This “introduces an innovative combustion method called Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI)”, and is billed as “the world’s first commercial petrol engine to use compression ignition”.

The technology combines the benefits of diesel engines such as initial response and fuel economy, with cleaner emissions.

Elsewhere, the updated Mazda6, in both Saloon and Touring body styles, features revised seating inside, reduced noise and vibration levels, and a broader range of i-ActivSense safety features, such as the 360-degree camera system, and intelligent speed assist system.

Besides the updated Mazda6, the automaker will also bring the Vision Coupe to the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The stunning looking study will be joined by another show car that comes straight from Tokyo – the Kai, which previews the next generation Mazda3.

more photos...
  • Kagan

    Say what you want but the previous model after the facelift and in sport package was nicer!

  • Wow those concept images are incredible. They out did Aston Martin!

  • SteersUright

    The exterior is starting to look too busy and overwrought. The interior, however, is spectacular and easily the nicest in its class. The only (though major) demerit is the tiny and floating infotainment screen along with the entirely analog gauges which already look outdated. Could’ve left the central speedo analog and flanked it by digital tach, etc. Just ideas…

  • McF1

    Nice news, but what I want to know is, does it gain the new 2.5L turbo engine that is going in the 2018 Mazda 6?

  • I hoped the X was for AWD

  • THAT WAGON IS SHARP. LOOKING CLOSER AT THE DASH YOU CAN SEE LEATHER GOING THROUGH THE CENTER OF THE DASH BETWEEN THE AIR VENTS AND THE HVAC CONTROLS. VERY ELEGANT.
    LOOKING AT THEIR WEB SITE THEY SAY 2018 MODELS WILL BE AVAILABLE SPRING 2018. ODD GIVEN THAT MOST MANUFACTURES RELEASE IN THE FALL OF THE PREVIOUS YEAR.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Nobody in America would buy this. Pity.

    • Tom

      … but in Europe, will have 😛

  • Six Thousand Times

    Not completely but, yeah, Americans have walked away from wagons and into SUVs.

GM’s New Electrical Architecture Handles Up To 4.5 Terabytes Of Data Every Hour

The new electrical architecture debuted on the Cadillac CT5 and will be used on most GM vehicles by 2023.

Piech Allegedly Planning Electric Four-Seater And SUV Models

Piech will base all of its electric models around a common architecture.

The 2020 Lincoln Corsair Configurator Is Live Allowing You To Load It Up To $60,000

The online configurator reveals a starting price of $35,945 for Lincoln’s new Corsair.

Watch Motorcyclist Try To Keep Up With New Ferrari Hybrid Hypercar Prototype

With a 1,000 PS hybrid powertrain, the Ferrari hypercar will be unveiled on May 31.

Get A Good Look At The New BMW X2 M35i In This Mega Gallery

The BMW X2 M35i is powered by a 2.0-liter TwinPower turbo four-cylinder engine with 302 hp.

Recent Tesla Fires Could Hurt EV Sales, Analysts Suggest

Tesla recently issued an over-the-air update following three cases of Model S vehicles catching fire.

Limited Production Bentley Bentayga Bengala Is Something Out Of A Doomsday Film

The Bentley Bentayga tuned by Bengala includes a number of off-road focused parts.

Audi Q7 Splits In Two After Crashing Into Pole, Driver Runs Away

The Audi Q7 reportedly slammed into a lamp post and was utterly destroyed.

Clarkson, Hammond Or May: Who’s The Best Driver? Abbie Eaton Answers

The Grand Tour’s professional racing driver has also revealed the best and worst car she’s driven during the show.

Will Rimac Deal Lead To An Electric Hypercar From Hyundai?

Can you imagine a world where a 1900 hp electric hypercar from Hyundai exists?.