The 2018 Mazda6 Saloon and Estate, revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, will go on sale in the UK this summer with prices starting at £23,045 and a choice of four trim levels.
The cosmetic updates for the Mazda6 follow the usual facelift pattern, with new grille and lights at the front, a bit of a tweak for the bootlid at the back on the saloon and revised bumpers at the back on both saloon and estate. There’s also new alloys and a new Soul Red Crystal paint option.
Inside, there’s the usual facelift claim of higher quality materials, big 8″ central display screen, a 7″ TFT screen in the instrument binnacle, a full colour HUD, new trim designs and stuff like real wood and Nappa and Suede seats on the GT Sport Nav+ models.
There are four trim levels on offer – SE-L Nav+, SE-L LUX Nav+, Sport Nav+ and GT Sport Nav+ – with all models getting LED lights, auto lights and wipers, heated power folding mirrors, Climate, stop-start, electric windows, Cruise and DAB, with safety stuff like Hill Hold, High Beam Assist, Blind Spot, Radar Cruise, Lane Keep and Speed Assist present too.
As you move up the range the spec improves, with SE-L LUX Nav+ adding stuff like leather, heated seats and electric seats, the Sport Nav+ 19″ alloys, Adaptive Lighting, Smart Keyless and Bose Sound, and the GT Sport Nav+ glass roof, Nappa leather, front seat ventilation, heated rear seats and Safety Pack.
Engine options will include Mazda’s new 2.5 litre Skyactiv-G direct-injection with 191bhp and cylinder deactivation, 2.0 litre Skyactive-G with new pistons and intake ports and the 2.2 litre Skyactiv-D with 182bhp. Auto and manual options are available, but not all engines with all trim levels are available at launch.
Peter Allibon, Mazda’s UK Sales Director, said:
On sale this summer the new Mazda6 is another example of Mazda’s continued drive to deliver stylish, great to drive, high-quality cars that offer a unique form of Japanese inspired style and elegance. With more technology and equipment than ever before, plus upgrades to engines and refinement I’m sure the Mazda6 will be more popular than ever with both fleet and retail customer.