The audience for midsize sedans and wagons are getting thinner by the minute as SUVs and crossovers continue to dominate the market, but Mazda remains committed to this premium segment by expanding the refreshed Mazda 6 line-up. The refreshed Mazda 6 Sedan made its Philippine debut last year, carrying with it a premium look, luxurious appointments, and creature comforts you normally expect on something twice its price. Finally making its way into the Philippines is the 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G Dynamic Pressure Turbo version of the Mazda 6 Sedan, as well as the refreshed Mazda 6 Sports Wagon.
The Mazda 6 Sedan welcomes the addition of the turbo engine found in the bigger CX-9 SUV. It produces the same figures from the midsize SUV, which is at 231 hp and loads of torque at 420 Nm. Mazda claims it offers “torque on par with a 4.0-liter V8 engine” due to its variable pressure turbocharger. Power is sent through a 6-speed automatic.
Meanwhile, the Mazda 6 Sports Wagon remains to be a popular option for the Japanese brand, accounting to 43% of overall Mazda 6 sales. Under the hood of the Sports Wagon is the familiar inline-4 2.5 liter Skyactiv-G, but with the added benefit of cylinder deactivation to further improve fuel efficiency. It can deactivate two of its four cylinders when the engine is under light loads. The Mazda 6 Sports Wagon carries a price tag of P1,995,000.
Both cars have the same features as the refreshed Mazda 6 Sedan diesel variant, which means it also has a Nappa Leather interior, Ultrasuede inserts with Sen Wood trim, bigger 8-inch Mazda Connect infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, ventilated seats, as well as a 360-degree camera, blind spot warning, lane departure warning, and lane keeping assist. Meanwhile, rear cross traffic alert is now a safety feature exclusive to these two cars.
With the launch of these two cars, the Mazda 6 line-up is now the most diversified in the executive car segment, catering to numerous discerning tastes and wants.