The current model of the Mazda 6 has been launched back in 2013 so it is a fairly new model meaning that Mazda doesn’t need to do much in order to keep it above the competition. At the start of February 2015 there have been released a new 2016 Mazda 6 which is a minor upgrade of the previous generation which includes a slightly different exterior, a brand new interior as well as slight upgrades to its engines. The Mazda 6 2016 will be available in mid 2015.
2016 Mazda 6 redesign
The most changes on this facelift have been done inside the 2016 Mazda 6. While the seats and the doors remained the same, the dashboard and the instrument cluster have been completely changed. It now has a wider center console with a bigger screen while the instrument cluster boasts an LCD screen which shows different information about the car’s current state. There hasn’t been any word on the promised leather wrapped dashboard but this might come on the Speed model of the car.
The outside of the vehicle on the other hand remained mostly unchanged over the car presented back in 2013. The front bumper now has a slightly different set of air intakes while the headlights were integrated into the grille in order to offer a more similar design to the other cars in the Mazda range. The back also received a slightly bigger exhaust system which fits the car’s style much better.
Mazda 6 2016 specs
Engine wise things remained pretty similar to the previous generation. The new Mazda 6 2016 features the same 2.5 liter Skyactiv inline 4 which is good for 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. It sends all of its power to the front wheels through a standard 6 speed manual which is a joy to use or an optional 6 speed automatic. Both of them will offer an average fuel consumption of 34 MPG thanks to a regenerative braking system.
Later down the road we might see a Speed model which could use a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline 4. This would offer in excess of 300 horsepower and also an all wheel drive system which would put the new 2016 Mazda 6 on line with cars such as the BMW 3 Series or even the S4 Audi.
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2016 Mazda 6 release date and price
Being a mid life facelift of the previous generation, the Mazda 6 2016 really doesn’t have to do much, but is it a worthy upgrade? Well, in the following lines we are going to see if it is any good and to see if it’s worth the extra $500 US dollars over the previous model. The 2016 Mazda 6 for sale will be available in the mid of 2015 with a possible new model coming at the end of the year.