2016 Mazda 6 Release Date, Review, Specs, Price – Having being introduced early 2002, the new Mazda6 traces its roots back to almost three decades since inception, when the 626 was enlarged from a simple compact vehicle to that of a midsized sedan. The Mazda 6 has gradually undergone changes that have resulted in a more sporty and luxurious sedan.
The first generation of the Mazda 6 wasn’t as gorgeous as what most people may think, and has taken the auto company almost a decade to refine it to what we have now. The Mazda 6 is designed around the KODO-soul of motion styling definition.
Since its debut two year ago, the vehicle has risen to become one of the favourites among the sedan line-up. For the upcoming new 2016 Mazda 6, buyers should expect an improved infotainment system and better interior bits that will set the new Mazda 6 2016 above the rest.
Buyers should expect new refreshed features both at its anterior and posterior ends, with will make it unique in comparison to the previous generation. The following review is meant to offer our readers the most comprehensive and up-to-date info that will be insightful.
2016 Mazda 6 exterior
At the front fascia, the new 2016 Mazda 6 will get a bolder chrome grille that will be available in LED headlights and will be bisected with more pronounced wings. The turn signals will also be refreshed in order to give the vehicle a stronger design expression.
The grille will also be new and will sport the six horizontal slats instead of the previous five for a much bolder stance. Below the lower apron, buyers should expect several modifications which will feature new fog lamps that will come embedded in refreshed casings with boomerang styled chrome trims.
At the back, things will not be as pronounced as at the front. The taillights will be the only features that will be dissimilar. Everything else that included the bumper and the trunk lid will remain conspicuously unchanged.
The overall sedan’s profile is unchanged too, however, the 19” aluminium wheels will now be finished in a darker colour that will also include metallic flakes. A new Shark fin antenna will also be included.
Two new body colours will also be included in the existing palette of colours rounding off the exterior of the 2016 Mazda 6. The colours will include the Titanium Flash Mica and Sonic Silver Metallic.
2016 Mazda 6 interior
The interior of the new 2016 Mazda 6 has also received new features and specs add-ons, although many of the new added features will be conspicuous upon closer observation. The most obvious changes will be on the centre console and dashboard.
It is imperative to note that the previous version gained quite a lot of reshape and a host of other features which included a wider centre trim, revised A/C vents and a freestanding 7” display.
The centre console of the new 2016 Mazda 6 comes refreshed and will sport a reworked gear shifter and a modified control layout among other things. The instrument cluster will come with a dissimilar set of dials and new graphics.
The gaps in the cabin have also been minimised and the interior now showcases an enhanced feeling of quality finish and fit.
2016 Mazda 6 engine
The engine department of the new 2016 Mazda 6 turbo will carryover almost all powerplants of the previous model. There will be a 2.5L, SkyActiv-G, four cylinder engine that will send up to 184 hp and 185 pounds of torque to the FWD system.
This will be made possible through the 6-speed manual or the 6-speed manual. Either of the two combinations will make the mazda6 to reach 60 mph in less than 7.6 seconds. The fuel economy ratings will remain unchanged for both of the transmissions.
With the automatic gearbox, the rating becomes 26/38 mpg in the city/highway and for the manual one, you should expect 25/37 mpg in the city/highway. The auto transmission system will be available as standard on the Grand Touring and the Touring models while it will be optional in the Sport version.
2016 Mazda 6 price and release date
The brand new 2016 Mazda 6 coupe will provided in three packages which will include the Touring Technology Package, Satellite Radio Package and Grand Touring Technology Package.
The price for the base model will be provided as $21,495 to $30,195 for the top model. We should expect the 2016 Mazda 6 to debut sometime later this year.