Australian News - May 27, 2019

Updates To The Mazda6

Evolving at every opportunity in pursuit of driving pleasure, Mazda6 has been further refined with new technologies added and its powertrain line-up simplified.

On sale from May 27 2019, the update comes only a year on from the 2018 launch of the redesigned and reengineered Mazda6, offering an even more sophisticated package.

Improving its powerful driving feel and dynamic handling, Mazda6 adopts G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus) across all grades. An enhanced version of the existing GVC vehicle dynamics control technology, GVC Plus adds yaw moment control for better stability and composure when cornering.

Further inspiring confidence and boosting convenience, Mazda6 makes the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) standard, along with smartphone mirroring technologies, Apple CarPlay® and Android® Auto.

The Mazda6’s quiet ride is complemented by an enhanced audio system for clearer FM radio sound. A second antenna has been added to the vehicle, expanding the overall reception range and cancelling out noise generated by secondary wave interference, which occurs when radio waves from the broadcasting station are reflected by solid objects like buildings.

For the range-topping Atenza, the creature comfort list is extended with the addition of a heated steering wheel.

A simplified powertrain line-up gives customers the choice between two highly efficient and powerful Skyactiv petrol engines.

Sport and Touring grades are offered with the naturally aspirated Skyactiv-G 2.5L petrol engine. Equipped with cylinder deactivation that contributes to a low fuel consumption rate of 7L/100km, the 2.5 produces a maximum of 140k at 6,000rpm and 252Nm at 4,000rpm.

The higher spec GT and Atenza models come standard with the prodigious Skyactiv-G 2.5T turbocharged petrol engine. The engine’s dynamic pressure turbo system delivers excellent boost through the rev range, helping to produce a maximum power output of 170kW at 4,000rpm and 420Nm at 2,000rpm.

Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi, said the update reflects Mazda’s commitment to improving and enhancing its vehicles and the driving experience at every opportunity.

“The 2018 redesign of Mazda6 saw significant improvements and equipment upgrades; this update is about fine tuning our flagship passenger car by adding the most advanced technologies available to us,” said Bhindi.

On sale now and starting from $34,490*, there are eight variants of Mazda6 available, with a choice between two stylish body types: wagon and sedan, and four model grades: Sport, Touring, GT and Atenza.

Mazda6 Manufacturer’s List Price

Grade Body Type Engine MLP
Sport Sedan 2.5L Petrol $34,490
Wagon 2.5L Petrol $35,790
Touring Sedan 2.5L Petrol $38,690
Wagon 2.5L Petrol $39,990
GT Sedan 2.5L Turbo Petrol $45,990
Wagon 2.5L Turbo Petrol $47,290
Atenza Sedan 2.5L Turbo Petrol $49,890
Wagon 2.5L Turbo Petrol $51,190

*Denotes Manufacturer’s List Price (MLP).