The new Mazda6 will be available to purchase in the UK from July 20, offered in both Saloon and Tourer bodystyles.
The recent facelift introduced plenty of new features for the Mazda6, including a new dashboard, revised styling and more tech features. The UK market will get for the first time the option of Mazda’s 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G petrol engine, as well as a more powerful version of the 2.2-liter Skyactiv-D diesel engine.
The 2.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine produces 191hp (194PS) and comes with a cylinder deactivation system that switches off two cylinders between 25mph and 50mph for improved efficiency. It’s paired exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Base models still use a 2.0-liter petrol engine offered in 143hp (145PS) and 162hp (165PS) guises, paired to a manual gearbox as standard. The 2.0-liter engine has also been updated with new intake ports, new pistons and revised fuel injection and cooling.
Diesel versions of the 2018 Mazda6 continue using the 2.2-liter engine, producing either 148hp (150PS) or 181hp (184PS) –up from 172hp of the previous model.
The chassis of the facelifted Mazda6 has been fitted with revised springs, larger-diameter front dampers and suspension geometry, as well as extra braces to improve rigidity. The steering column is now mounted rigidly to the suspension cross-member for a more precise response.
Thicker insulation materials have been also applied to reduce noise and vibrations, while the underbody is now flatter for better aerodynamics.
The interior features a larger eight-inch infotainment display and a color head-up display. The redesigned dashboard and door panels are made out of high-quality materials while the seats are now more comfortable. The flagship GT Sport Nav+ comes with real Japanese Sen Wood trim and brown Nappa leather/suede upholstery.
UK pricing has already been announced, with the 2018 Mazda6 priced from £23,195 for the Saloon and from £24,095 for the Tourer version.