A premium Aesthetic
Ahead of its full unveiling at the Geneva Auto Show in March, Mazda has revealed the first look at what promises to be one of Australia’s most outstanding wagons. The concept behind both the wagon and sedan styling updates is “Mature Elegance”, and the Mazda design team worked to raise the quality feel of both the interior and exterior, resulting in a look of greater maturity and composure.
Alongside the sedan, which debuted at the LA Auto Show in November, the new wagon adopts the same bold new front grille that accentuates a look of depth, with a strong framework, low centre of gravity and wide stance. Its standard LED headlights integrate fog lamps and carry a crisp, wide lighting signature. Painted surfaces extend lower on the body, and new 17- and 19-inch wheel designs complement the upgraded appearance.
The powertrain line-up adopts new technologies, including a cylinder deactivation system for the SKYACTIV-G 2.5-litre gasoline 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 gasoline engine that debuted in the Mazda CX-9 SUV has been added to the engine line-up, offering effortless performance that is equal parts composure and excitement.
Soul Red Crystal paint makes its debut on Mazda6 also, joining Machine Grey Metallic. 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 Mazda brand. Overall the design is more distinctive, premium, beautiful and dignified, befitting the flagship of Mazda’s passenger car line-up.
The Mazda6 front seats have been fully redesigned. They are wider, with high-density, vibration-absorbing urethane foam that creates a firm, supportive seating surface. Yet, they’re supple enough to keep the driver and passengers comfortable for long trips.
Ventilated front seats in Mazda6 Atenza are a first for the brand, and wick away warm air from the front passenger and driver’s backs to keep them cool. Rear seats have also been redesigned with high-density urethane foam, enabling greater comfort.
The latest safety innovation
The New Mazda6 offers a wider range of i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety technologies as standard across the range, 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.
On the high grade Atenza, 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.
In this latest round of thoughtful improvements, engineers have revisited every aspect of the Mazda6 chassis, with its suspension offering a smoother, more linear ride quality and greater NVH refinement similar to the ultra-quiet CX-9.
Its steering rack is now rigid-mounted to the chassis, offering greater steering response and feel, and its revised suspension will offer both a smoother ride and improve outright dynamic performance. Enabling this more comfortable ride without compromising the Mazda6’s handling, the suspension geometry has been revised, with roll-steer changes that promote more neutral handling.