Mazda 6 (2013–)

Model History

February 2012

Mazda unveiled its Takeri concept car for the first time in Europe at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2012. Mazda Takeri is a next-generation mid-sized saloon featuring Mazda's new and unique i-ELOOP regenerative braking technology.

The Takeri is the latest concept to adopt Mazda's ‘KODO - Soul of Motion' design theme, bringing a new level of strength and allure to saloon styling. The Mazda Takeri offers a taste of the future direction of Mazda's next-generation CD-segment saloon, further developing the vision of the Mazda Shinari, an exciting four-door sports coupe concept showcased at Geneva last year. Under its captivating exterior, the Takeri features Mazda's highly-efficient new SKYACTIV-D diesel engine with a fuel-saving ‘i-stop' system and six-speed SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmission.

The Takeri aims for the ultimate in energy efficiency without compromising on Mazda's fun-to-drive performance and handling. It is the first Mazda car to be equipped with i-ELOOP - short for "Intelligent Energy Loop". This is Mazda's first regenerative braking system and uses a unique solution that converts kinetic energy to electricity during deceleration and stores it in an electric double-layer capacitor. The power is used to run the vehicle's electric components, thereby reducing the load on the engine and increasing fuel economy by up to 10 percent. This contributes to the Mazda Takeri's outstanding fuel economy, which is achieved at no sacrifice to performance or comfort.

September 2012

Mazda6 flagship model priced from £19,595 when it goes on sale in January 2013, it has been announced. Range kicks off with a the 2.0 SE petrol and prices rise to £28,045 for the 2.2 diesel Tourer Sport Nav automatic.

Mazda’s SkyActiv technology features – it combines lightweight materials, high tech engines and fuel-saving sytems like stop/start to reduce emissions and improve fuel economy . Mazda is aiming for emissions of 108g/km for the cleanest models.

The cabin has been designed as a comfortable environment, with A-pillars moved forward to give a better field of view and an ergonomic design to maximise comfort and driver involvement. There’s an array of driver aids to keep occupants safe, too.

November 2012

Mazda6 information revealed

Saloon

SKYACTIV-G Petrol

Power

(ps)

Torque

(Nm)

0-62mph

(sec)

Top speed

(mph)

Combined

(mpg)*

2.0 145ps manual

145

210

9.5

129

51.4

2.0 145ps automatic

145

210

10.5

129

47.9

2.0 165ps manual

165

210

9.1

134

47.9

SKYACTIV-D Diesel

2.2 150ps manual

150

380

9.0

131

67.3

2.2 150ps automatic

150

380

9.8

127

58.9

2.2 175ps manual

175

420

7.9

139

62.8

2.2 175ps automatic

175

420

8.4

134

58.9

Tourer

SKYACTIV-G Petrol

2.0 145ps manual

145

210

9.6

128

50.4

2.0 165ps manual

165

210

9.1

133

47.9

SKYACTIV-D Diesel

2.2 150ps manual

150

380

9.2

130

64.2

2.2 150ps automatic

150

380

10.0

126

57.6

2.2 175ps manual

175

420

8.0

137

61.4

2.2 175ps automatic

175

420

8.6

134

57.6

Saloon

SKYACTIV-G Petrol

'On the road'

Retail

CO 2

(g/km)

RFL

Band

Insurance

Group

P11D

Value

Monthly BIK

20% / 40%

2.0 145ps SE

£19,595

129

D

TBC

16%

£52 / £104

2.0 145ps SE Nav

£20,195

129

D

TBC

16%

£53 / £107

2.0 145ps SE-L

£20,395

129

D

TBC

16%

£54 / £108

2.0 145ps SE-L Nav

£20,995

129

D

TBC

16%

£55 / £111

2.0 145ps SE-L Auto

£21,715

136

E

TBC

18%

£64 / £129

2.0 145ps SE-L Nav Auto

£22,315

136

E

TBC

18%

£66 / £132

2.0 165ps Sport

£23,515

135

E

TBC

18%

£70 / £140

2.0 165ps Sport Nav

£24,115

135

E

TBC

18%

£71 / £143

SKYACTIV-D Diesel

2.2 150ps SE*

£21,795

108

B

TBC

15%

£54 / £108

2.2 150ps SE Nav*

£22,395

108

B

TBC

15%

£55 / £111

2.2 150ps SE-L

£22,595

108

B

TBC

15%

£56 / £112

2.2 150ps SE-L Nav

£23,195

108

B

TBC

15%

£57 / £115

2.2 150ps SE-L Auto

£23,795

127

D

TBC

19%

£75 / £150

2.2 150ps SE-L Nav Auto

£24,395

127

D

TBC

19%

£77 / £154

2.2 150ps Sport

£24,995

108

B

TBC

15%

£62 / £124

2.2 150ps Sport Nav

£25,595

108

B

TBC

15%

£63 / £127

2.2 175ps Sport

£25,495

119

C

TBC

17%

£72 / £144

2.2 175ps Sport Nav

£26,095

119

C

TBC

17%

£73 / £147

2.2 175ps Sport Auto

£26,695

127

D

TBC

19%

£84 / £168

2.2 175ps Sport Nav Auto

£27,295

127

D

TBC

19%

£86 / £172

All-new Mazda6 Tourer / Price List - November 2012

Tourer

SKYACTIV-G Petrol

'On the road'

Retail

CO 2

(g/km)

RFL

Band

Insurance

Group

P11D

Value

Monthly BIK

20% / 40%

2.0 145ps SE-L

£21,265

131

E

TBC

17%

£59 / £119

2.0 145ps SE-L Nav

£21,865

131

E

TBC

17%

£61 / £122

2.0 165ps Sport

£24,265

136

E

TBC

18%

£72 / £144

2.0 165ps Sport Nav

£24,865

136

E

TBC

18%

£74 / £148

SKYACTIV-D Diesel

2.2 150ps SE*

£22,545

116

C

TBC

17%

£63 / £127

2.2 150ps SE Nav*

£23,145

116

C

TBC

17%

£65 / £130

2.2 150ps SE-L

£23,345

116

C

TBC

17%

£65 / £131

2.2 150ps SE-L Nav

£23,945

116

C

TBC

17%

£67 / £135

2.2 150ps SE-L Auto

£24,545

129

D

TBC

19%

£77 / £155

2.2 150ps SE-L Nav Auto

£25,145

129

D

TBC

19%

£79 / £158

2.2 150ps Sport

£25,745

116

C

TBC

17%

£72 / £145

2.2 150ps Sport Nav

£26,345

116

C

TBC

17%

£74 / £148

2.2 175ps Sport

£26,245

121

D

TBC

18%

£78 / £157

2.2 175ps Sport Nav

£26,845

121

D

TBC

18%

£80 / £160

2.2 175ps Sport Auto

£27,445

129

D

TBC

19%

£86 / £173

2.2 175ps Sport Nav Auto

£28,045

129

D

TBC

19%

£88 / £177

November 2013

CO2 of Mazda 6 Skyactiv D 150PS manual reduced from 108g/km to 104g/km with EC combined economy also improving from 67.3mpg to 72.4mpg.

For the Mazda6 Tourer with the same powertrain, emissions are reduced to 110g/km from 116g/km and economy improved from 64.2mpg to 67.3mpg, moving it from band C to the lower band B for annual VED purposes. The improvements have been made without sacrificing the car's fun-to-drive characteristics.

December 2014

Mazda 6 facelift announced

Upgraded 2015 Mazda6 Saloon and Tourer line-up on sale in the UK early in 2015, priced from £19,795 to £28,795 on-the-road (OTR). Features improved standard equipment levels across the range, enhanced interior and exterior design, plus improved functionality, ride comfort and quietness, and the adoption of sophisticated new technologies in Mazda's optional Safety Pack.

The 2015 Mazda6 model range is available in five grades; SE, SE Nav, SE-L, SE-L Nav and Sport Nav. A choice of nine diesel and seven petrol Saloon variants, and nine diesel and three petrol Tourer versions, equipped with either six-speed manual or automatic transmissions. Eight body colours are available, including a new Sonic Silver metallic that accentuates the Mazda6's stunning form and character lines.

Every model in the 2015 Mazda6 range features a bold new instrument panel and centre console design, revised suspension system, improved sound insulation throughout the body and a comprehensively upgraded standard equipment specification.

SE and SE-L grades now include an electric parking brake, a coming/leaving home headlamp function, Mazda's Multimedia Commander with separate volume dial for safe, intuitive interactivity and infotainment control, manual driver and front passenger seat height adjustment. A new 7-inch, full-colour, centre console touch-screen incorporates DAB radio, and MZD Connect - first featured on the 2014 Mazda3. Paired with a smartphone, MZD Connect makes it easier to take advantage of functions such as internet connectivity and access to social networking services.

Top-of-the-range Sport Nav models get new exterior features including a re-styled front - new grille and signature wing design - incorporating powerful LED headlamps including LED daytime running lights, LED foglamps, new LED tail lamps, and new 19-inch bright alloy wheels.

A six-way power adjustable front passenger seat, vinyl leather knee pads, a new head-up display and an Integrated Navigation system complete the Sport Nav's enhanced standard equipment specification.

The Head-up Display projects the most important real-time driving data directly into the driver's forward field of view. The new Integrated Navigation system offers greater accuracy, improved search features and three years of free map updates.

Sport Nav grade options now include stone leather upholstery (in lieu of black) and an evolution of the Safety Pack incorporating several new innovative technologies.

August 2016

2nd revamp of Mazda 6 announced

, on sale from October 2016.

2017 Mazda6 powertrain line-up features three SKYACTIV petrol engines -145 and 165 PS variants of the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 (and the 192 PS SKYACTIV-G 2.5 in no UK markets) and two diesels -150 and 175 PS versions of the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 - mated to automatic or manual transmissions, as before.

The 2017 SKYACTIV-D 2.2 common-rail diesel features three new systems to raise responsiveness and reduce engine noise: High-Precision DE Boost Control enhances boost pressure control to sharpen the response to accelerator inputs; a Natural Sound Smoother uses a damper to stifle diesel knock range; and Natural Sound Frequency Control deviates engine timing to neutralise pressure waves, suppressing three critical frequency bands in which engine components typically vibrate most loudly.

This decrerase in noise is complimented by a comprehensive improvement in sound insulation aboard the 2017 Mazda6, with the adoption of improved door seals, tighter tolerances between panels, and sound insulation materials added to the underbody, rear console, headliner and doors. Laminated front side windows further suppress wind noise.

On board, design improvements to enhance the Mazda-unique, driver-focused environment include a new steering wheel design, a new Active Driving Display (Mazda's heads-up display) now with higher resolution, full-colour graphics for greater readability in diverse light conditions, and a new 4.6-inch, full-colour TFT LCD driver's multi-information display with enriched graphics. A new, Machine Grey exterior colour is also available.

Finally, backed by outstanding passive safety levels, the 2017 Mazda6 is available with a full range of i-ACTIVSENSE active safety technologies. These include a European first; a new, Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) feature which identifies No Entry and speed limit signs, providing alerts should the driver exceed the limit, and the Advanced Smart City Brake Support system (Advanced SCBS), which replaces a near-infrared laser with a forward-sensing camera, widening the system's speed range for detecting other vehicles.

6-9-2016: Mazda 6 2016 Revamp tested here

November 2017

Updated Mazda 6 for 2018 revealed

Engines include the a SKYACTIV-G 2.5-litre direct injection petrol engine with a cylinder deactivation system that seamlessly switches between four and two-cylinder operation to further improve real-world fuel efficiency at no cost to performance.

Designers have enhanced the feeling of quality inside and outside the new Mazda6, adding maturity and composure to its award-winning look. The top package features exclusive trim elements like the Japanese sen wood used for traditional musical instruments and furniture. The design is more elegant and dignified overall.

An even wider range of advanced i-ACTIVSENSE safety technology is available to help the driver identify potential risks and reduce the likelihood of damage or injury, thus delivering a more relaxing and confidence-building experience behind the wheel. Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) can now bring the car to a standing stop and take off again when the preceding vehicle pulls away.

March 2018

Prices for Mazda 6 announced

Featuring an upgraded cabin, revised styling and enhanced technology, plus the UK debut of Mazda’s cylinder deactivation SKYACTIV-G 2.5-litre petrol engine, the updated Mazda6 also sees the popular SKYACTIV-D 2.2-litre diesel engine benefit from a power upgrade to 184PS.

Priced from £23,045 to £32,795, the combined Tourer and Saloon range features 24 models across four trim levels: SE-L Nav+, SE-L LUX Nav+, Sport Nav+ and GT Sport Nav+.

Matched exclusively to the new range-topping GT Sport Nav+ trim, Mazda’s 2.5-litre SKYACTIV-G engine makes its UK debut in the Mazda6. With a cylinder deactivation system, this direct-injection four-cylinder engine seamlessly switches between four and two-cylinder operation to improve real-world fuel economy at no cost to performance.

The 2.5-litre SKYACTIV-G makes its UK debut in the new Mazda6 where it’s paired with Mazda’s SKYACTIV-DRIVE six-speed automatic gearbox in both Saloon and Tourer models.

The 2018 car adopts a fresh frontal design focused around a new grille, which has the mesh positioned deeper within the surround to create a more sophisticated and muscular face.

The revised LED headlamps integrate signature wing tips from grille surround to underscore their predator style, and with the front fog lights now incorporated into the headlight cluster, the redesigned lower bumper features a sleeker profile and an aerodynamically efficient air intake. At the rear, the Saloon has a remodelled boot lid, while both the Saloon and Tourer feature cleaner rear bumper styling with more body coloured areas.

Topping off the styling updates are new alloy wheel designs and the introduction of Soul Red Crystal paint, which thanks to Mazda’s unique three-layer TAKUMINURI painting technology increases brightness by approximately 20 per cent and depth by 50 per cent, compared to previous Soul Red Metallic paint.

Step inside the new Mazda6 and the updates are even more evident. New materials and technology combined with refinements to the cabin design deliver an understated sense of luxury. With fine craftsmanship applied to every detail, highlights across the range include the introduction of a larger eight-inch centre display screen, a seven-inch TFT LCD positioned in the driver’s instrument binnacle and the adoption of a full colour windscreen projecting Active Driving Display.

In addition to the new 2.5-litre SKYACTIV-G engine, which features cylinder deactivation that will switch off two cylinders between 25 and 50mph to improve efficiency, the 2.0-litre SKYACTIV-G has been enhanced with new intake ports, new pistons and revised fuel injection and cooling. Plus, the popular 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D diesel now produces 184ps (up from 175ps) in its highest state of tune.

Designed to improve ride comfort at the same time as maintaining the Mazda6’s famed driver engagement, the new Mazda6 benefits from suspension fine tuning and component upgrades.

Improved refinement has also been a focus with the addition of thicker floor and rear wheel housing noise insulation panels, plus body reinforcement in places where vibration can penetrate the cabin. New vibration absorbing material has also been added to the centre tunnel and the roof lining.

SE-L Nav+

SE-L LUX Nav+

Saloon OTR

Tourer OTR

Saloon OTR

Tourer OTR

SKYACTIV-G Petrol

2.0 145ps

£23,045

£23,975

£24,445

£25,375

2.0 145ps Auto

£24,845

-

-

-

2.0 165ps

-

-

-

-

2.5 194ps Auto

-

-

-

-

SKYACTIV-D Diesel

2.2 150ps

£25,445

£26,245

£26,845

£27,645

2.2 150ps Auto

£26,845

£27,645

-

-

2.2 184ps

-

-

-

-

2.2 184ps Auto

-

-

-

-

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