2018 Mazda 6 is a mid-size car model from the Japanese carmaker Mazda and was first presented at the 35th Tokyo Motor Show (October 27 to November 7, 2001). In Japan, the 2018 Mazda 6 model is referred to as Atenza. The name derives from the Italian word “attention”. It was the first model to be associated with the Mazda advertising slogan Zoom Zoom. At its launch in Japan on May 20, 2002, the model reached 4,000 orders within six days.
The factory-internal designation of the first Mazda6 is GG for the four-door notchback sedan and the five-door hatchback (“Sport”) and GY for the station wagon and thus follows in the letters of the previous model Mazda 626 / Capella. For Europe, Japan, Australia and parts of Asia, the Mazda6 is produced in the Japanese plants in Hiroshima and Hōfu. In February 2002, the first Mazda6 for Europe in Hōfu rolled off the line.
2018 Mazda 6 Design
2018 Mazda 6’s design is the result of the Mazda family feeling called “KODO design” and has been well received by the public, so as to be a finalist in the “2013 World Design Of The Year” competition. At the 2014 Los Angeles International Motor Show was presented a slightly updated version, the MY16, which introduces the new infotainment system called MZD Connect and used from the third generation of Mazda 3, in addition to substantial changes in interior design and improvements in terms of acoustic comfort and small aesthetic changes, namely the introduction of a new horizontal grid front grille, a chrome frieze around the frame of the fog lights, the introduction of adaptive full LED headlamps both front and rear and new colors available.
2018 Mazda 6 Features
In February 2015, the Mazda6 experienced a facelift. Among other things, there is now a four-wheel drive variant for the diesel, but only as a station wagon. The cockpit was visually modernized by a flatter dashboard and the not completely integrated display. The leather interior now also includes armrests in the doors, door handles, the center tunnel and parts of the dashboard. The exterior is now even sportier. A new cruise control and safety systems complete the model.
For the 2017 model year, the Mazda6 receives another revision and is now running under the internal type designation GL. The 2018 Mazda 6 exterior mirrors, the steering wheel, better sound insulation and minor updates to the assistance systems have been renewed. New is the software-based driving dynamics control G-Vectoring Control (GVC). In the powertrains, the 2.2-liter diesel received a revision to absorb vibration and noise minimization of diesel-typical frequencies, which Mazda calls Natural Sound Smoother and Natural Sound Frequency Control.
Another facelift was presented at the LA Auto Show 2017. It can be seen from press photos that the radiator grille now has a honeycomb structure and the headlights have been redesigned. Chromium elements are located under the headlamp and at the former position of the fog lights, which are instead located in the main headlight. In the notchback version of the chrome strip in the boot lid now no longer runs above the taillights but at the level of the center of the taillights. In the interior, there were also slight changes concerning the position and size of the air vents. Technical changes concern the introduction of additional assistance systems and, for the engines, a cylinder deactivation on the 141 kW (192 hp) version of the 2.5-liter gasoline engine. Based on this engine variant of 2018 Mazda 6, an exhaust gas-charged 184 kW (250 hp) version will be released for markets that are not yet specified.