The stunning new Mazda6 saloon and tourer models are set to
burst onto our forecourts in spring next year – and we can’t wait for you to
take it for a test drive. Enjoying more powerful engines and subtle cosmetic
changes, the headline act is all 2019 models being compliant with new WLTP
emissions regulations. The new-generation Mazda6 range is a sublime mix of pace
and economy, finished with Mazda design flair – discover more about it below!
Under the bonnet
The major changes to the latest Mazda6 are under the skin. The big news is the 2.5-litre Skyactiv-G petrol engine, which makes its debut in the UK. The powertrain can switch between four and two cylinders to improve real-world fuel economy. The result is a substantial power hike, a 194PS engine capable of accelerating from 0-62mph in 8.1 seconds, with a 138mph top speed and 42.2mpg fuel economy. Meanwhile, Mazda’s 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G petrol unit has been improved with new pistons, new intake ports and revised fuel injection and cooling, while the 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D diesel engine boasts 184PS. All of the available engines have been homologated to be compliant with WLTP emissions regulations – the saloon produces just 117-153g/km CO2.
A dynamic facelift
The styling changes to the new Mazda6 are very much on the subtle side; however, they add to its commanding road presence. The major visual changes are the introduction of Soul Red Crystal metallic paint, a deeper mesh grille, revised LED headlamps and a redesigned lower front bumper. The saloon version also features a remodelled boot lid, while both models offer cleaner rear bumper styling.
The Mazda6 range boasts heated, electrically folding door mirrors, LED self-levelling headlights, front and rear parking sensors, a colour head-up display featuring speed and sat nav, a colour TFT instrument display featuring traffic sign recognition, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and dual-zone climate control – all as standard. New safety technology focuses on active safety measures, including blind spot monitoring, lane-keep assist and automated emergency braking.