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All-Wheel Drive Mazda3 And Mazda6 Could Come To U.S. 5
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Mazda, Mazda3, Mazda6, Reports on 12 5th, 2017


Mazda says it is investigating the possibility of adding all-wheel drive to the Mazda3 and new Mazda6 sold in the United States.

At the LA Auto Show, the carmaker lifted the veil on the updated 6, complete with a stunning exterior design and turbocharged petrol engine. During an interview with Car Advice at the show, Mazda North America Operations president and chief executive, Masahiro Moro, said the brand is investing all-wheel drive.

“I think we are not able to combine four-wheel drive and the 2.5-litre turbo. We have a layout issue with the sedans, that’s why a four-wheel drive isn’t deployed on the Mazda 3 and 6 so far.

“But there is a huge demand, at least what I know is that in the east coast of the USA, 80 or 90 per cent of premium sedans are sold with all-wheel drive.

“Four-wheel drive becomes a premium queue for US consumers and obviously I have asked our R&D department to think about how we can accommodate four-wheel drive capability in the future,” Moro said.

The pre-facelift Mazda6 has been sold in all-wheel drive configuration in Japan and Europe and if the marque is serious about capturing new customers in the U.S., it appears as if all-wheel drive is a must.

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All-Wheel Drive Mazda3 And Mazda6 Could Come To U.S. 5
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Mazda, Mazda3, Mazda6, Reports on 12 5th, 2017


Mazda says it is investigating the possibility of adding all-wheel drive to the Mazda3 and new Mazda6 sold in the United States.

At the LA Auto Show, the carmaker lifted the veil on the updated 6, complete with a stunning exterior design and turbocharged petrol engine. During an interview with Car Advice at the show, Mazda North America Operations president and chief executive, Masahiro Moro, said the brand is investing all-wheel drive.

“I think we are not able to combine four-wheel drive and the 2.5-litre turbo. We have a layout issue with the sedans, that’s why a four-wheel drive isn’t deployed on the Mazda 3 and 6 so far.

“But there is a huge demand, at least what I know is that in the east coast of the USA, 80 or 90 per cent of premium sedans are sold with all-wheel drive.

“Four-wheel drive becomes a premium queue for US consumers and obviously I have asked our R&D department to think about how we can accommodate four-wheel drive capability in the future,” Moro said.

The pre-facelift Mazda6 has been sold in all-wheel drive configuration in Japan and Europe and if the marque is serious about capturing new customers in the U.S., it appears as if all-wheel drive is a must.

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2018 Mazda6 Gets A Redesign And A 250HP Turbo Four 29
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in featured, LA Auto Show, Mazda, Mazda6, new cars on 11 29th, 2017


Toyota has Lexus. Nissan has Infiniti. Honda has Acura. But for Mazda, this is as high-end as it gets.

Feast your eyes on the updated Mazda6, revealed today at the LA Auto Show – where it may not be the most exciting vehicle on display, but we dare say one of the best-looking.

The Zoom-Zoom brand’s rival to the likes of the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord (to name just two), the Mazda6 competes in one of the most hotly contested segments in the industry. And the revisions ought to go a long way towards increasing Mazda’s share of that pie.

An extensive facelift of the existing model, the new 6 adopts Mazda’s latest design language, foreshadowed by the Vision Coupe concept unveiled in Tokyo – which is a good thing, especially in the automaker’s signature Soul Red Crystal paint. But what Mazda is touting most about its new flagship sedan is its upscale accoutrements.

Citing the popularity of the higher-spec versions of the new CX-9 – 55 percent of which are sold in Grand Touring or Signature trims in the US – Mazda is offering the new 6 with upscale equipment like Nappa leather, UltraSuede, and Sen wood trim. The (optionally ventilated) seats have been redesigned for better ergonomics in a cabin packed with an 8.0-inch infotainment display, an available 7.0-inch instrument display, and head-up display on the windshield.

Power comes from Mazda;s Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter four, in either naturally aspirated or turbocharged forms. With as much as 250 horsepower (on premium fuel, 227 on regular) and 310 lb-ft of torque, Mazda describes the forced-induction engine (transplanted from the CX-9) as packing “torque on par with a 4.0-liter V-8 engine” thanks to its variable-pressure turbocharger. The new Mazda6 is available, once again, with a manual transmission – but only with the lower-spec engine, while the turbo comes mated to a six-speed automatic.

The chassis has also been retuned to better optimize the balance between handling, ride, and NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness). The rigid-mounted steering rack promises improved feel and response. And better sound deadening offers a quieter ride.

Look for the heavily revised Mazda6 to reach showrooms in the spring. By that time we should have a better idea of how much all these upgrades will cost over the $21,945 at which the outgoing version starts.

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2018 Mazda6: Watch Reveal Of The Redesigned And Turbo’d Sedan 29
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in LA Auto Show, Live Events, Mazda, Mazda CX-5, Mazda Videos, Mazda6, video on 11 29th, 2017


Mazda is bringing the 2018 Mazda6 and CX-5 at this year’s LA Auto Show, with the highlight being of course the addition of a turbocharged engine in the four-door sedan.

All we know so far is that Mazda has re-engineered and redesigned the 2018 Mazda6 which now gains a host of new technologies and a cleaner styling inspired by the brand’s latest concepts.

Mazda has also updated the interior with a new dashboard that looks less cluttered, following the design theme set by the company’s latest models, including the MX-5 and the CX-9.

Speaking of the CX-9, the 2018 Mazda6 is finally getting the new Skyactiv-G 2.5T petrol unit we first saw in the firm’s seven-seat SUV. This engine makes up to 250hp and 310lb-ft under the bonnet of the CX-9 so expect similar figures in the 6 too. Mazda says it offers “an effortless performance feel that is equal parts composure and excitement”. The naturally aspirated 2.5-liter unit is also updated with a cylinder-deactivation system for better fuel efficiency.

Join us in Mazda’s LA Auto Show live press conference which is set to begin at 1:30 PM ET.

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2018 Mazda6 Facelift Gains New 2.5L Turbo Engine, Debuts In LA 15
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in featured, LA Auto Show, Mazda, Mazda6, new cars on 11 15th, 2017


Mazda will reveal in full the re-engineered and redesigned 2018 Mazda6 at the LA Auto Show on November 29.

Mazda’s flagship sedan model has been thoroughly updated according to the automaker, making this the third time since the model’s debut in 2012.

Key changes include the adoption of new technologies and the addition of a new option in the powertrain range, with the Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter petrol engine gaining a cylinder-deactivation system for better fuel efficiency.

Mazda has also added the turbocharged Skyactiv-G 2.5T petrol unit that debuted in the CX-9. The performance figures of the new engine option, which makes up to 250hp and 310lb-ft of torque in the SUV model, are not yet announced but Mazda claims it offers “an effortless performance feel that is equal parts composure and excitement”.

A wider range of Mazda’s i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies will also be onboard, including a radar cruise control that can bring the car to a standing stop and take off again and the latest 360-degree view monitor.

Judging from the two teaser images, the 2018 Mazda6 appears to have gained a cleaner look on the outside with redesigned bumpers while the biggest changes are inside, where the new dashboard follows the successful design language of the company’s latest models.

Stay tuned for all the information on the new 2018 Mazda6 as we have them.

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2017.5 Mazda6 Arrives In October With New Equipment And Options 2
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Mazda, Mazda6, prices, USA on 10 2nd, 2017


The Mazda6 will soon square off against the 2018 Honda Accord so the company has announced a series of updates to the stylish sedan.
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Mazda6 Recalled Over Power Steering Issues 25
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Mazda, Mazda6, Recalls, Reports on 09 25th, 2017


Mazda has announced a recall of over 60,000 Mazda6 sedans due to a wiring issue with the power steering and airbags.
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Mazda Does A “Real People, Not Actors” Spot Pinning 6 Against Mercedes And Audi 4
Jul
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in audi, Audi A4, commercials, Mazda, Mazda Videos, Mazda6, mercedes, Mercedes C-Class, video on 07 4th, 2017


If premium vehicle owners can't tell the difference between a Mazda and something like an Audi A4 or a Mercedes-Benz C-Class, questions need to be raised.
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Mazda’s Recalling A Huge Portion Of Its Cars In The US Over Rusty Parking Brakes 2
Jul
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Mazda, Mazda3, Mazda6, NHTSA, Recalls on 07 2nd, 2017


200,000 is a lot of cars to recall – but it's more for some manufacturers than it is for others. Toyota, for example, sold that many cars in the US last month alone. But for Mazda, that accounts for the majority of the 300,000 or so vehicles it sold here in all of last year.
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Mazda Bringing Its Diesels To The U.S. Market Next Year 16
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in diesel, Mazda, Mazda CX-5, Mazda6, Reports on 11 16th, 2016


According to Japanese publication the Nikkei Review, Mazda will introduce a number of diesel models into the United States next year.
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Updated 2017 Mazda6 Arrives In The UK With More Tech, Improved Diesels [69 Pics] 5
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Galleries, Mazda, Mazda6, new cars, prices, UK on 09 5th, 2016


The 2017 Mazda6 is coming to the UK armed with a range of technological upgrades, including advanced torque vectoring and an improved diesel engine lineup.
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Mazda6 Sedans To Be Recalled (Eventually) Over Airbag Control Units 5
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Mazda, Mazda6, Recalls on 09 5th, 2016


A problem with the airbag control unit on certain 2009-10 Mazda6 sedans has prompted a recall of over 40,000 vehicles in the United States alone.
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2017 Mazda6 Arrives In The US Priced From $21,945 23
Aug
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Mazda, Mazda6, new cars, prices on 08 23rd, 2016


Among its many upgrades for 2017, the Mazda6 has gained more refinement, plus the automaker's G-Vectoring Control vehicle dynamics tech.
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Mazda6 Gets Updated Equipment For 2017 [46 Pics] 10
Aug
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Mazda, Mazda6, new cars on 08 10th, 2016


The Mazda3 isn't the only model from the Zoom-Zoom brand to have been updated for the 2017 model year. So has its bigger brother, the Mazda6. But since the sedan just underwent a facelift last year, the shape remains the same while the equipment underneath is upgraded.
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Mazda Details New-Gen SKYACTIV-VEHICLE Dynamics [w/Video] 15
Jul
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Galleries, Mazda, Mazda Videos, Mazda3, Mazda6, Tech, video on 07 15th, 2016


Part of Mazda's new vehicle motion control technologies, the G-Vectoring Control system will be introduced across the Japanese automaker's entire model range, starting with the 2017 Mazda Axela, aka Mazda3.
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