Announced for its release in spring, the 2018 Mazda 6 model is finally going to be issued. The Interestingly enough, the model is getting an early release and will be on the market already this year. Also the model has already received high praise and there are some fans already waiting for this model to happen. The price tags have also been announced at the latest expo when more official news has been released.
The Mazda 6 actually goes back to 1987 when the 626 model was enlarged for the first time from a compact car to a midsize model. As the model that we see today, it was introduced in 2002 and it was not that gorgeous as it is now. It took only a decide for the makers of Mazda to refine their quality and to make the car look as we have it today and the game-changing model was released in 2012.
The KODO-Soul of Motion style of design language was introduced then and is what graces all the current Mazda models. The combination of the said design language and the 2.5-liter, Skyactiv-G engine made a great offer first seen at the LA Auto Show of 2012. It still uses the same engine and it will continue with a gorgeous design language even with the 2018 model. The changes are going to give us a more refined look with updates seen on the inside and on the outside. Keep reading the review so you see what else is new for the latest Mazda 6 2018.
2018 Mazda 6 Coupe Diesel Available Trims
The 2018 Mazda 6 model is going to coma available in the same trims as it did the last time and will not make many changes there. These include the Sport, Touring and Grand Touring and the last one is also the one with the highest price.
2018 Mazda 6 Coupe Diesel Exterior
The exterior of the 2018 Mazda 6 is going to add a new look but will not do too much and exaggerate the refinement of the car. They actually achieve in enhancing the vehicle’s design expression and giving it a stronger look. The headlights have been changed up a little bit and feature a new LED light layout with the reshaped turn signals as well. The grille also has a new design as it sports a six horizontal slats instead of five and it achieves in giving the car a much bolder look. Other changes include the bolder apron with new fog lamps embedded in some revised casings which have a boomerang-shaped chrome trim.
The rear end of the car has not gone through so much change as the only significant thing worth mentioning are the taillight clusters. Everything else which spreads from the trunk lid to the bumper area has been left intact and has been transferred from the previous model to the new one. The profile is also pretty much the same but there is an addition of some 19-inch aluminum wheels which are finished in darker color with metallic flakes. The 2018 model is also going to add a new shark fin antenna and there are going to be two additional new body colors added as well, namely the Sonic Silver Metallic and Titanium Flash Mica, making it nine available color choices in total.
Interior Review 2018 Mazda 6 Coupe Diesel
The update of the 2018 Mazda 6 is a lot more noticeable when we look at it on the inside. The dashboard and the center console feature the most obvious changes made. The center console has been altered significantly as it adds a host of new features beside of the fact of it being largely reshaped. It comes with new graphics and dials which make a more minimalistic approach to the look of the car. Also added are the revised A/C vents, a new freestanding seven-inch display and a wider center trim.
The center console has a new modified layout but also gives way to a new gear shifter also. The gaps between interior parts are going to be smaller and the overall fit and finish of the cabin greatly enhances the quality for both the ride and the passengers inside.
The interior is going to offer the same kind of selection of black and white leather, with beige fabric inserts, there is going to be a lot of new features that might prove to be very interesting to have. Added are the Mazda Connect with Internet connectivity, Active Driving Display and the i-Activesense safety package.
Engine Specs of 2018 Mazda 6 Coupe Diesel
The 2018 Mazda 6 is not going to feature any changes made to the drivetrain. The model is going to keep its regular engine setup and will carry it over form the previous car. So the same 2.5-liter, Skyactiv-G, four-cylinder engine with an output of 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque which is directly transferred to the front wheels of the car. You can use either a a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic and the model’s specs say 7.6 seconds to reach 0-60 mph. The EPA ratings of the manual sedan offer are 25 mpg city and 37 mpg highway and the automatic version goes to 26 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.
2018 Mazda 6 Coupe Diesel Release Date and Price
The release date of the 2018 Mazda 6 is scheduled for the spring of this year and we are going to get the model earlier than expected. The staring price is $21,495 for the manual and $22,995 for the automatic option, the Touring trim is priced $23,945 for the manual and $24,995 while the Grand Touring is offered at $30,195 and only has an automatic option for it.