2018 updated Mazda6 previewed

By THOMAS HUONG | 10 August 2018


PENANG: The updated 2018 Mazda6 has arrived in Malaysia, and is offered in four variants. Prices for the new Mazda6 remains the same as before, starting from RM156,191.

They are the 2.0-litre petrol sedan; the 2.5-litre petrol sedan; the 2.5-litre petrol touring; and the 2.2-litre diesel sedan.

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Imported from Japan, all Mazda6 variants have a SkyActiv-Drive six-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift mode, along with Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control (GVC) technology which improves handling, stability and comfort.

There are seven colour choices, namely Snowflake White Pearl, Sonic Silver, Jet Black, Deep Crystal Blue, Soul Red Crystal, Machine Gray and Titanium Flash.

Exterior changes include a new front grille design, new sleek LED headlamps, and a newly designed rims.

The bumper is also redesigned with air vents to improve the Mazda6’s aerodynamic performance by channelling air to the front tyres.

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The rear features a new chrome finish, new sleek rear lamps, and a new tailpipe design.

As for the interior, the dashboard design has been widened and the Mazda Connect infotainment display has been enlarged to an eight-inch display, and placed higher for a reduced viewing angle to provide better visibility at a glance.

New front seats also help improve comfort and reduce fatigue, and have been widened for better physical support.

A USB charging point is available in the rear centre armrest in addition to the standard cup holders.
NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) improvements for the Mazda6 were made with thicker door panels, outer glass, headliner, and door seals; resulting in a more refined experience.

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Only the 2.2-litre diesel & 2.5-litre petrol variants get a colour windshield-projection Active Driving Display, Driving Attention Alert (DAA) and Smart City Brake Support (front and rear), as well as a 360-degree View Monitor that provides a view of the car and its surroundings by using four cameras.

DAA “learns” the drivers behaviour at speeds above 65kph and warns the driver if abnormal driving patterns are detected.
Smart City Brake Support (rear) helps to prevent low-speed collision when the driver is reversing.

If the system determines that a collision is unavoidable, the driver will be alerted and brakes will be applied automatically to prevent or reduce the impact of a collision.

Only the 2.5-litre petrol engine variants have the Mazda i-Eloop Technology which uses a brake energy regeneration system to convert a car's kinetic energy into electricity as the car decelerates.

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2018 updated Mazda6 2.0L Sedan

- SkyActiv-G 2.0-litre DOHC 4-cylinder petrol engine, direct injection, with VVT
- 6-Speed automatic gearbox with Manual Shift Mode
- 162hp at 6,000rpm
- 213Nm at 4,000rpm
- all-round disc brakes
- Electronic Power Assisted Steering (EPAS)
- 225/55 R17 tyres
- LED headlights with auto On/Off function and auto levelling
- LED Daytime Running Lights
- LED taillights
- Rain Sensing wipers
- Keyless Entry
- Engine Start/Stop Button
- Electronic Parking Brake
- Parking sensors (front and rear)
- Dual-Zone Auto Climate Control
- Rear Air Conditioning Vents
- Leather seats
- Powered front seats
- MZD Connect Infotainment System With Voice Command
- 8-inch Full Colour Touch Screen
- CD & MP3 Player, Bluetooth
- 6 audio speakers
- 4 USB ports
- Reverse Camera
- Mazda i-Stop Idling Technology
- Mazda G-Vectoring Control Technology
- 6 airbags
- Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
- Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
- Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
- Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
- Traction Control System (TCS)
- Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
- Hill Launch Assist (HLA)
- Auto Hold Function
- ISOFIX Child Restraint Anchor Points And Top Tethers

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2018 updated Mazda6 2.5L Sedan (extra features)

- SkyActiv-G 2.5-litre DOHC 4-cylinder petrol engine, direct injection, with VVT
- 6-Speed automatic gearbox with Manual Shift Mode
- 192hp at 6,000rpm
- 258Nm at 4,000rpm
- 225/45 R19 tyres
- Power Sunroof with Sliding & Tilt Glass
- Active Driving Display (Head-Up Display)
- 11 Bose speakers
- 360-degree View Monitor
- Mazda i-Eloop Technology
- Speed Sensing Auto Lock
- Walk Away Lock
- Adaptive LED Headlights (ALH)
- Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
- Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
- Lane Keep Assist System (LAS)
- Driving Attention Alert (DAA)
- Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) for front and rear

2018 updated Mazda6 2.5L Touring

- Similar features in 2.5L sedan variant

2018 updated Mazda6 2.2L Diesel Sedan

- Similar features in 2.5L petrol sedan variant (except for Mazda i-Eloop Technology)
- SkyActiv-D 2.2-litre DOHC 4-cylinder diesel engine, direct injection, with VVT
- 6-Speed automatic gearbox with Manual Shift Mode
- 188hp at 4,500rpm
- 450hp at 2,000rpm

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