Mazda6 2018 coming to the UK with £23,195 price tag
And irresistible looks, of course
The UK will be getting the new Mazda6 in both Saloon and Tourer (wagon) form. Four trim levels will split the 2018 Mazda6 range, which goes on sale starting with July 20.
Mazda6 prices for the United Kingdom market vary between £23,195 and £33,585 across four grades: SE-L Nav+, SE-L Lux Nav+, Sport Nav+ and GT Sport Nav+.
Moreover, the new Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter petrol engine is making its UK debut. The unit features cylinder deactivation tech that can switch off two of its cylinders between 25 and 50 mph for better fuel efficiency. Power output is rated at 194 PS (191 hp) and harnessing it falls on the shoulders of a six-speed automatic gearbox.
Together with this new engine Mazda is also offering the Skyactiv-D 2.2-liter diesel unit now making 184 PS (181 hp), up from 175 PS (172 hp).
Last but not least, customers will still be able to also pick the existing Skyactiv-G 2-liter petrol engine which now features new intake ports and pistons along with tweaked fuel injection system and cooling.
Visually, the 2018 Mazda6 sees the integration of a new front grille, redesigned LED headlights, remodelled boot lid and refreshed rear bumpers.
In addition to these changes, Mazda is now offering new alloy wheel designs for the 6 and a new body paint dubbed Soul Red Crystal Metallic.
On the inside, the main add-ons are the eight-inch infotainment display and a color HUD. Mazda says they’ve also added new materials and ‘refinements’ to the cabin for an ‘understated sense of luxury.’ In this regard, the Japanese carmaker exemplifies that on the range-topping GT Sport Nav+ customers get ‘real’ Sen Wood trim complemented by brown Nappa leather and suede.
Some of the 6’s mechanical bits and bobs are also improved with the 2018 model. In return, the Mazda6 2018 features a better-tuned suspension setup, larger front dampers, lower steering knuckles, thicker floor, extra vibration-absorbing padding and new engine and front bumper underbody shields.
On the safety front, Mazda’s i-Activesense tech brings to the table the likes of blind spot monitoring, Mazda radar cruise control, lane keep assist and rear cross traffic alert.