At the end of every year, Los Angeles is the center of the car industry. One of the biggest auto shows in the world is held there. So, it is the right place for debuts, unveilings, and premieres. Popular carmakers are waiting with their aces up their sleeves. One of the confirmed vehicles for upcoming spectacle is 2018 Mazda 6 Turbo.
The sedan will get updates under its hood. A turbocharged version of the engine from standard model is coming. Also, both exterior and interior will suffer some cosmetic changes and updates to make this car more appealing.
2018 Mazda 6 Turbo Release and Price
We already mentioned that the 2018 Mazda 6 Turbo is having a debut at the LA Auto Show. Scheduled for 1-10, this manifestation will present dozens of vehicles, such as 2019 Mercedes CLS and the new Subaru Accent. But, Mazda is about to steal the show with the debut of the new Mazda 6 in Turbo variant. Nevertheless, serial production will start in 2018 and then we will see the mid-size sedan on streets. Base vehicle costs around $23,000. The Turbo version will be more expensive. However, in LA we will find out more info about the price and exact dates of appearance in dealerships.
2018 Mazda 6 Turbo engine
As its name suggests, the 2018 Mazda 6 Turbo is getting a turbocharged drivetrain. But, what is coming paired with it? It is a base engine from the standard model, a 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G 4-cylinder unit. Here, it is capable to produce 184 hp and 185 pound-feet of torque. More about standard Mazda6 you can read here.
With a turbocharger, the same powertrain is producing energy for Mazda CX-9 mid-size SUV. There, the output is higher – 250 horses and torque at 310 lb-ft. The Mazda 6 Turbo will use a six-speed manual transmission as the main power router. Another option is a six-speed automatic gearbox. It uses 2WD system by default, and besides the choice of the transmission system, buyers will be able to pick drive method with AWD also in the mix for 2018 Mazda 6 Turbo.
The 2018 Mazda 6 Turbo is not going to be heavy as a CX-9 crossover. So, with the same engine under the hood, it is expected from the sedan to deliver better fuel economy. For the SUV, mileage outputs are 21/27 mpg in city/highway. The Mazda 6 can add at least 1 mile per gallon, or even better. Furthermore, the combined output is going to be 25 or 26 mpg. We are pretty sure in these numbers, although exact fuel economy detail will be known after the Los Angeles Auto Show.
2018 Mazda 6 Turbo Exterior Redesign
Besides changes in the engine room, the 2018 Mazda 6 Turbo will get some updates on its exterior and interior. Outlook is pretty much the same as we can notice on few images Mazda shared with fans. However, true fans will see a gentle revisit of the front fascia, grille, and bumper. Overall dimensions are the same as for the standard model, as well as the curb weight.
Interior of the new Mazda 6 Turbo
More attention was on the updates of interior features. More wooden details and accents are the first thing we can spot. Comparing to the standard model, the 2018 Mazda 6 Turbo offers better infotainment features. The highlight of it is a huge touchscreen display. The luxurious impression in the cabin is getting a boost by using of premium materials for door panels, seats, and steering wheel. Also, overall safety is on the higher level. Thanks to few assist features, driving is easier. Buyers of the new Mazda 6 Turbo sedan will get adaptive cruise control and 360-degree camera. With this equipment, Mazda is making a way for an autonomous driving system in future.