2018 Mazda6 Sedan And Estate On Sale In The UK With Updated Engines, New Interior

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.

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  • Kagan

    Why do they always wait to the end of live before making it good?

  • Mill0048

    I just clicked on this article for pictures of the Wagon. 🙂

    • Andrewthecarguy

      That wagon looks perfect.
      Properly proportionate and effortless.

    • Steven Clark

      I wish Mazda would bring the wagon to the U.S

  • Andrewthecarguy

    I have concluded that Mazda is satisfied being ‘small’ and relatively ‘niche’.
    Their vehicles are VERY nice and upscale without looking cheap, mass produces or catering to fads.
    Just not sure that helps them make money.
    Need a new RX7 or 8 post haste.

  • atomicbri

    OMG I wish they sold the estate version here in the US. I need more space than a trunk and I really like the 6. I get so sick of SUVs/CUVs being my only choice in this price range. One has to go way up the money scale to find a nice estate (Volvo).

    • DMax

      Buick Regal TourX? Pretty good car from what I’ve read about it.

      • atomicbri

        Yes! I looked at this and it is not bad! But this facelifted Mazda6 inside is far ahead of the Regal in terms of quality and this estate is much more elegant to me. But you are right I need to look at it again.

    • Steven Clark

      I agree. I’m so sick of s u vs, the wagon just looks sharp. Perfect size.

  • Stephen G

    If an estate and convertible were available in the US, I’d buy one of each. I just love these cars.

  • Harry_Wild

    Still no Mazda 6 station wagon for the U.S. market! Mazda USA Customerservice never heard of this model! LOL!

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    Oddly the wagon is shorter than the sedan.

  • Duke Woolworth

    No wagon in the US to replace my ’04 Mazda6 one. So sorry, Mazda.

  • Matthijs

    Mazda Europe should do something about their marketing. This car hit dealerships around Europe but no European press day for a first test of the Mazda6 facelift has been there over the last few weeks or months.

  • Fariq Halim

    why does the wagon use the older design tail lights ?

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