There is always need to buy a versatile vehicle, especially for families and bigger reunions. That is why people choose SUVs over sedans. Since the Mazda have multiple different models, this spacious model is really different. Earlier models were narrow and lower, so they could not be practical. That is why sell itself recorded great decline. Newly adds created by a chosen group of designers are here to show different type and model of new 2018 Mazda 6. Some interesting spy shots and first base data are available so there is a small sneak peek of the overall process.
I will dare to say that the new Mazda6 is the best-designed sedan in the world.
2018 Mazda 6 Changes:
The main problem with this brand is a dedication to its designers not to make any significant changes. Mazda isn’t one of the affordable brands. However, it offers safety and incredibly good design. Also, great technical support is not failing either. According to new information, the new model is likely to be more sporty and slightly bigger. However, the most wanted shape these days is SUV, so the best reaction which company offers is to enlarge back part and make more space in inner space. Since the quality is respected, this time also we have LED light technology which is present on both sides. Inner space is enlarged and has spacious seats. Leather materials are very comfortable.
We do not expect big changes when it comes to the exterior. The new 2018 Mazda 6 will keep its current design. We can’t say that we are sorry we will not see any major change because this is a superbly designed vehicle.
Some rumors indicate that Mazda is developing a coupe version of this model. We studied a little about it and we realized that this was just a rumor. Generally, this is not a bad idea, we could sincerely imagine the new Mazda 6 in the coupe version.
We can expect LED headlights to come as standard in the 2018 model.
It will come with the same colors of the exterior: Soul Metallic Red, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Machine Gray Metallic, Sonic Silver Metallic, Titanium Flash Mica, Blue Reflex Mica, Deep Crystal Blue Mica and Jet Black Mica. Please note that for the Soul Metallic Red and Machine Gray Metallic you must add additional $300, while for the Snowflake White Pearl Mica you must add $200.
The fantastic interior is something for which this model is recognizable. Each model comes with a 7-inch tach screen display. Indeed, everything in its interior tells us that this is a high luxury sedan. The steering wheel is superbly positioned and beautifully lying in hand. The dashboard is transparent and all functions are easily accessible and simple. We can safely say that the 2018 Mazda 6 has the spaciousness of SUVs.
It can comfortably accommodate five adults so they have enough space for the legs, even the rear seat passengers in the middle. It is available with six interior colors: Black Cloth, Sand Cloth, Black Leatherette, Sand Leatherette, Black Leather/Espresso and Parchment Leather.
2018 Mazda 6 Engine Options:
The problem with earlier models was an overall low performance. Motor and also a full capacity did not use as a primary feature to the maximum. The only complaint to this model is the engine power. However, is really 184 hp a small power?
I don’t think so! I believe that 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G 4-cylinder gasoline engine is the optimal engine. Some competitors offer V6 engine and that is why some sources indicate that Mazda 6 should get more power. However, for the regular conditions 2.5-liter engine which produces 184 hp is just perfect. From 0 to 60 mph it accelerates in about 7.5 seconds. You just can’t say that this engine isn’t powerful enough.
This engine comes paired with a 6-speed manual or with 6-speed automatic transmission. The Grand Touring models come with i-ELOOP – brake energy regeneration system. This system keeps the deceleration energy of the vehicle for later use. This energy can later be used to power any electrical equipment: headlights, air conditioning, radio, etc. In this way, the engine load is reduced to create additional energy.
Check this video for the better i-ELOOP system explanation.
When it comes to the fuel economy 2018 Mazda 6 with Skyactiv-MT 6-speed manual transmission has 24 mph in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. Models with Skyactiv-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission comes with the fuel economy of 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. The Mazda 6 Grand Touring model with the i-ELOOP system has fuel economy rated at 27 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.
2018 Mazda 6 Diesel Edition
Contrary to recent reports about problems with emissions of diesel engines, it seems like 2018 Mazda 6 will offer one. Contrary to its gasoline unit, there will be a powertrain that uses another type of fuel. A 2.2-liter SkyActiv turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine produces less power, comparing to gasoline mill. However, 150 horses is not a bad result. Also, 175 lb-ft of torque will be a higher value than petrol drivetrain can do.Finally, development and many innovations will try to drop emissions of CO2 under 100 g/km. Current vehicle achieves 109. Luckily for Australian buyers, they will be among the first to get a chance to the sedan. And as its predecessor, new 2018 year model will be one of the cars also available in Europe. Besides moving the steering wheel to another side, some other refinements will happen to Mazda 6 for this market. The
Finally, development and many innovations will try to drop emissions of CO2 under 100 g/km. Current vehicle achieves 109. Luckily for Australian buyers, they will be among the first to get a chance to the sedan. And as its predecessor, new 2018 year model will be one of the cars also available in Europe. Besides moving the steering wheel to another side, some other refinements will happen to new Mazda 6 sedan for this market. The GVC system is improved, as well as overall safety. The Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) feature is included in the offer for European customers.
2018 Mazda 6 Wagon and GT Wagon
While we are used to seeing Mazda 6 as a sedan, popularity of some other classes is growing every day. That is why the company decides to launch a new model in two additional variants. These are Wagon and GT Wagon. These are going to offer pretty much the same features in the cabin. The major difference is the enlargement of the cargo area. Hatchback styling is also going to give room for a revisit of the layout. If that happens, we are sure that passengers on the rear seats will get more room for their feet. Find out more about new 2018 Mazda 6 Station Wagon.
2018 Mazda 6 Price and Date of Release
With no significant motor changes, this model is quite similar to the predecessor. Since the production is not ended, final date is not familiar. We can assume that maybe presentation will be at the end of this year. The base Sport model with a manual transmission will have a starting price of $ 22,500. The Touring models with the same transmission come with the $25,000 price tag. If you want these models with an automatic transmission you must add about $ 1,000 to the above prices.
The fully loaded 2018 Mazda 6 Grand Touring model comes with the price of $ 34,000.
The new Mazda 6 for 2018 comes with just a few small changes. If you hope to see a hybrid, turbo or a version with the V6 engine you will be disappointed once again. Also, we have found out that Mazda6 coupe version is just rumor or someone imaginations.
However, for the less than $ 23,000, you will get a great looking 4-door sedan with fantastic fuel economy and reliable engine.