The Mazda6 has been leading Mazda’s product evolution since debuting in 2012. It has earned high acclaim around the world, including being named the 2014 RJC Car of the Year in Japan and a Top 3 Finalist for the 2013 World Car Design of the Year.
Mazda6 has established its strong presence by directly expressing the KODO—Soul of Motion design language. Its first update in 2015 evolved its exterior design to become bolder and more masculine and made a leap forward in quality refinement of the interior design. This second update focuses on further advancing the high-quality touch to satisfy the desires of customers who seek the finer things in life.
To add premium value, a new interior package has been introduced featuring genuine Nappa leather the updated Mazda6 also adopts new technologies introduced with in the 2017 Mazda3. These include G-Vectoring Control (GVC), which enhances the Jinba Ittai driving experience. Furthermore, i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety technologies now operate in a wider range of situations, with new functions such as pedestrian detection support added to the Advanced Smart City Brake Support system.
We also see the inclusion of the newly developed Machine Gray Metallic to the lineup of body colors. Machine Gray Metallic accentuates the KODO design, treating color as an element of form. Seven other colors are available in the U.S.: Soul Red Metallic, Sonic Silver Metallic, Titanium Flash Mica, Blue Reflex Mica, Deep Crystal Blue, Jet Black Mica and Snowflake White Pearl Mica.
The 2015 interior redesign greatly improved presence and quality in the Mazda6 interior. This update achieves more elegance and even better usability by refining every last detail and strengthening functionality.
The Active Driving Display has been upgraded from the previous monochrome to full-color with higher brightness, definition and contrast. Its warnings are displayed in red and amber colors and it expresses information more smoothly, in more ways, to greatly enhance visibility and at-a-glance readability in various conditions regardless of weather and time.
The Mazda6 delivers linear and smooth response to every driving input, delivering an experience as if the car and driver were one. This update takes driving quality even further by introducing G-Vectoring Control (GVC), the first of the new-generation SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS control technologies, and improving NVH performance for quieter, more comfortable driving. These provide integrated control over the SKYACTIV engine, transmission, chassis and body to enhance the car’s Jinba Ittai feel – a sense of connectedness between car and driver that differentiates Mazda vehicles from others.
The 2017 Mazda6 looked to further improve safety performance by adding new functions to i-ACTIVSENSE. A newly added camera on Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) makes it easier to detect pedestrians during forward movement and widens the range of speeds over which the system operates. A newly developed Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) system also automatically identifies traffic signs and notifies the driver. In addition, Smart Brake Support (SBS) has been advanced to operate over a wider speed range.
The refreshed Mazda6 goes on sale in September.