The 2018 Mazda 6 Gains Revised Look, Finally Gets A Turbocharged Engine It Deserves

Better looks, and the power it deserves thanks to a turbo engine.

Mazda’s midsize sedan, the 6, will be revealed on November 29 at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 29.


The most prominent exterior change is the front fascia, which now adopts the new version of Mazda’s Kodo design language that debuted in the recently launched all-new Mazda CX-5 crossover. It gains slimmer LED headlights, a larger, leaner grille, and a thoroughly revised lower fascia. Based on the pictures, the side profile remains almost unchanged, while the rear design hasn’t been revealed yet.

Already aiming for premium aspirations, the Mazda 6 gains an even more upmarket and slightly revised interior design, with more textures and different shapes and contours. We still haven’t seen the full interior as they only teased the car’s upper dashboard.

What we’re more heavily interested about here at Go Flat Out is the addition of the 2.5 liter turbocharged Skyactiv-G engine from the Mazda CX-9 midsize three-row SUV. Power figures have not yet been released, but if they are unchanged from the CX-9’s, which is at 250 hp and 420 Nm of torque, then the Mazda 6 finally has the engine we’ve always wanted it to have.

Additionally, the non-turbo 2.5 liter Skyactiv-G gains the option of cylinder deactivation technology, the first for Mazda. Under light loads, the Mazda 6 can run on only two cylinders, further improving its already impressive fuel economy.

Stay tuned to Go Flat Out for more info.

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