Facelift Mazda 6 At Geneva
Doesn’t time fly? The new Mazda 6 launch only seemed like yesterday but now we learn it’s due for a nip and tuck.
The Geneva Motor Show is the first in the European calendar and gives car manufacturers the chance to show us what’s in store. Details have already been announced for the facelift Mazda 5 which will also make its debut there.
The facelift Mazda 6 will feature what Mazda call a ‘new family face’. This will mean redesigns to the bumpers, wings, grille and front and rear headlamps.
This new, upgraded version retain its fun-to-drive feeling and excellent fuel efficiency; while improving refinement, cabin ambience, environmental compatibility and safety performance.
Six power units will be available for the Mazda 6 facelift, including a powerful new 2.0-litre DISI petrol engine, that uses less fuel and produces fewer emissions than the 2.0-litre engine it replaces.
The Mazda MZR-CD 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine is available in three power derivatives – from 129 to 180ps – all of them highly responsive, with improved fuel-efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.
The Mazda 6 facelift also features new chassis settings and several new active safety features – like a new pivoting adaptive front lighting system and hill-launch assist – that together make the Mazda6 one of the safest and easiest-to-drive cars in its segment.
Upgraded versions of the new Mazda 6 facelift will go on sale in Europe this spring. It is one of three premieres that will be unveiled during Mazda’s press conference at the Geneva Motor Show to be held in Hall 5, on 2 March.