Mazda exec will get a 2.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine with comparable torque to a V8, but it won't be available in the UK
Jimi Beckwith
15 November 2017

The Mazda 6 will be updated for 2018 with revised styling and a new range-topping engine.

Design tweaks bring the saloon into line with the CX-5 SUV, with a simplified front end that sticks to Mazda’s uncomplicated Kodo design strategy. 

A new 2.5-litre turbocharged Skyactiv-G petrol engine has been added. This features cylinder shut-off technology for greater fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions. 

Mazda claims that this engine’s torque is comparable to that of a 4.0-litre V8 engine, although stops short of quantifying the claim with a figure for the 6. In the CX-9, it produces 227bhp and 310lb ft of torque. It’s unlikely that this engine will make it into UK cars, as it’s currently offered only in the not-for-Europe CX-9 large SUV

The 6's updated interior features more upmarket materials, Mazda claims, with sen wood trim giving a nod to traditional Japanese furniture.

Technology updates include an upgrade to the car’s adaptive cruise control, which can now bring the car to a stop. There are also updated safety sensors and an around-view monitor for parking. 

A Mazda spokesman confirmed that a UK-spec 6 will be shown closer to the car’s on-sale date in 2018, although it’s not yet known when and where this will be. 

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15 November 2017

How long have Mazda been saying you don't need a Turbo on a petrol engine, you just need SkyInActive.

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

15 November 2017

...the CX9 is not ‘US only’ - it is sold around the world.  In the CX9 outputs are 170kW and 420Nm (metric as they should be)

15 November 2017

I like the Mazda 6 - I looked at one but was put off by the old fashioned interior and dials. This new one looks a lot better. 

jer

15 November 2017

Discounts in a web site. A top of the range Sport estate is 24k compared with 29k for a cx5 in the same spec after discount. So fix the interior a bit more poke and it's a great real world car.

16 November 2017

Always liked the 6, it looked like a cross between a Jaguar and an Alfa Romeo.

And fair play to Mazda for perservering in this segment with such a nice model, when most manufacturers give up, axe it, and cynically put out a half-hearted crossover instead.

Would I buy one? They're still pricey, and at the moment I need fastback hatchback space (Octavia, Mondeo, Insignia etc.), but used in a few years they'll look a cracking buy.

16 November 2017
So the only one that's got an interesting engine & they won't bring offer it in the UK. Way to go Mazda.

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