Mazda Motor Corporation announced today it will unveil a thoroughly re-engineered and refined Mazda6 sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The Mazda6 is the flagship of Mazda’s passenger car line-up. The development team’s goal for this round of updates, the third since the model was fully redesigned in 2012, was to incorporate premium details and new engineering concepts and technologies based on Mazda’s human-centred design philosophy.
David Hodge, Managing Director Mazda New Zealand, believes the changes will further enhance the vehicles appeal especially with the fleet sector of the market in New Zealand.
“The Mazda6 was a game changer for us when it was first launched in 2002 and to see it evolve into the premium vehicle that it is today has been fantastic and a tribute to the skills and talent of the Mazda designers and engineers.”
The powertrain line-up adopts new technologies, including a cylinder deactivation system for the SKYACTIV-G 2.5-litre petrol engine, to offer superior fuel efficiency and a performance feel crafted to match human sensibilities. In addition, the SKYACTIV-G 2.5T direct-injection turbocharged petrol engine that debuted in the Mazda CX-9 crossover SUV has been added to the engine line-up in North America and some other markets. Producing torque on par with 4-litre V8, this engine offers an effortless performance feel that is equal parts composure and excitement.
The concept behind the styling improvements is “Mature Elegance,” and the design team worked to raise the quality feel of both the interior and exterior, resulting in a look of greater maturity and composure. A new high-grade interior features Japanese Sen Wood, often used in traditional Japanese instruments and furniture, and other exclusive trim elements for an enhanced premium feel that is authentic to the brand. Overall the design is more distinctive, premium, beautiful and dignified, as befits the flagship of Mazda’s passenger car line-up.
The updated Mazda6 offers a wider range of advanced i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies which help the driver identify potential risks and reduce the likelihood of damage or injury. Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) can now bring the car to a standing stop and take off again when the car in front moves away, and the model also adopts Mazda’s latest 360° View Monitor. In combination with previously introduced safety features, these technologies allow drivers to enjoy superior safety and worry-free driving under an even wider variety of conditions.
The highly acclaimed VISION COUPE design concept, which the company recently unveiled at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, and the updated Mazda CX-5, which adopts the same SKYACTIV-G 2.5 with cylinder deactivation as the new Mazda6, will both make their North American debut at the L.A. Auto Show.
To follow the livestream unveiling of the new Mazda6, please visit:
List of exhibits at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
|Models scheduled for sale||New Mazda6 sedan (World premiere)|
|Updated Mazda CX-5 (North American premiere)|
|Currently available models||Mazda3|
|Mazda MX-5 RF|
|Reference exhibits||Mazda VISION COUPE next-generation design vision model (North American premiere)|
|Mazda RT24-P prototype race car with Mazda Team Joest livery and driver lineup|
|Mazda MX-5 (Global MX-5 Cup spec)|
|Mazda MX-5 Halfie (A half production car/half racecar demonstration model)|
|Technology exhibits||SKYACTIV-G 2.0 (petrol engine)|
|SKYACTIV-G 2.5T (turbocharged petrol engine)|
For more information please visit www.mazda.co.nz or contact:
Mazda Motors of New Zealand Limited:
General Manager Vehicle Sales & Marketing
Ph: (64-9) 571 9748
Marketing Services Manager
Ph: (64-9) 571 9749