The new 2016 Mazda 6 will represent one of the best and most handsome family sedans. It will show excellent fuel efficiency and other great improvements.
Exterior design and improvements
Mazda 6 is a mid-size sedan which has always been eye-catching and perfectly proportioned vehicle. It will be the same case with new 2016 Mazda 6 but it will be even better than before. It will be offered in following trim levels: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. It will be great to handle and very practical. Speaking of the exterior design, it won’t undergo major changes since it will go through mild upgrades. It will look masculine and very attractive. The front end will stay pretty much the same with its nicely designed grille and elongated headlamps. They will be equipped with latest LED technology. The taillights will also be powered with LED lighting. Depending on a trim level it will get 17- or 19-inch alloy wheels.
Equipment and interior design
The interior of 2016 Mazda 6 will be also redesigned and improved with new materials. The dashboard will be also redesigned and will feature a new 7.0-inch infotainment screen. The cabin will be able to accommodate five passengers and will be very comfortable. However, the taller passengers in the back seats will lack the headroom. There will be a plenty of the truck space too. As for the equipment, it will depend on a trim. The base model will come with air conditioning, cruise control, USB, keyless entry, Bluetooth, Mazda 7-inch infotainment screen etc. Touring models will get blind-spot monitoring, dual-zone climate control, navigation system, leather upholstery and so on.
2016 Mazda 6 Powertrain and fuel economy
2016 Mazda 6 will be powered with a 2.5-liter SkyActiv in-line 4-cylinder engine with direct injection. This engine is able to deliver up to 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. As for the transmission, it will be mated to a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox. All the models will be offered with a front-wheel drive. The estimated fuel economy is 25/37 mpg on the city/highway drive with manual transmission. With automatic, these numbers are 26 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. Mazda has also announced a diesel engine and it is a 2.2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder. However, it is not yet confirmed.
Release date and price
2016 Mazda 6 should appear on the market in the end of 2015 or in the beginning of 2016. Speaking of the price, it should be around $22,000 for the base model.