The new Mazda family face is introduced, along with new head and rear lamps, for more sportiness and a clearer premium identity. Six engines will be available, including a powerful new 2.0-litre DISI petrol that uses less fuel and produces fewer emissions than the 2.0-litre engine it replaces. Its five-speed automatic transmission was adapted especially for this new petrol engine to deliver an optimal combination of acceleration and fuel economy. Updated versions of the Mazda MZR 1.8 and 2.5-litre engines round out the petrol line-up, and on the diesel side the Mazda MZR-CD 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine is available in three power derivatives - from 129 to 180 PS - all of them sporty, with improved fuel-efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.
The Mazda 6 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 Mazda 6 facelift one of the safest and easiest-to-drive cars in its segment.