This year’s Los Angeles Auto Show will host the refreshed 2018 Mazda6. However, the Japanese carmaker has decided to tease us with two photos, which reveal pretty much everything we need. Plus, our trusted source has provided us the exact information regarding the future engine, so we can put pieces together before the official debut.
One More Engine and Better Efficiency
The updated Mazda6 will host two options under the hood. The base model will continue to use the current naturally aspirated 2.5-liter engine. The engine will host some changes, which will significantly boost the efficiency. More precisely, it’s going to feature cylinder deactivation, which will allow the engine to use just two cylinders when the car doesn’t need more. Like we said, the mid-cycle update will bring one more option. It’s a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder which currently powers the CX-9 crossover. If the manufacturer doesn’t change anything, the mill will pump out 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque.
Changes and Updates
Styling changes will cover both exterior and interior of the sedan. The front end sports a pair of totally new headlights, which are connected with a chrome element that wraps around the lower part the grille. The detail seems to be borrowed from the CX-5, but it suits better to the new sedan. In addition, the grille itself has been a slightly restyled as well. It features 3D mesh patterns instead of slats. Below, Mazda has added a lowered bumper with a sporty look and different air intake treatment.
Inside, the updated sedan seems to feature some minor changes. More precisely, Mazda made the dash design cleaner, while the new air-vent design looks really awesome. A bit below, the refreshed mid-sizer sports fine leather trim and new climate controls.
The 2018 Mazda6 will be completely revealed on November 29 at the L.A. Auto Show, so stay tuned for more photos and all details about the amazing sedan.