Mazda has revealed another car ahead of Geneva, this time the 6. It’s just a facelift, and just as the old Mazda6, it’s still a fine looking car.
It receives the new Mazda “family face” as well as new headlamps and tail lamps. However, most of this facelift lies on the inside of the car, as it will get a range of new engines.
One of the new engines is a 2.0L DISI gasoline engine. Mazda claims it uses less fuel and emits less emissions than the 2.0L engine it replaces. The engine will be connected to a five-speed automatic transmission. To complete the gasoline engine range, Mazda have updated the 1.8L and 2.5L MZR engines.
As for the diesels, there are three turbocharged 2.2L Mazda MZR-CD engines available, with power ranging from 127 hp to 177. As with the new gasoline engine, Mazda claims these will have lowered emissions and improved fuel economy.
On the handling front, Mazda has added some new chassis settings, although there aren’t any details on what these may be. Lastly, Mazda has improved the safety with a pivoting adaptive front lighting system, as well as hill-launch assist.
It all sounds nice to me, although Mazda has released very few details. Full details should be available during the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. We’ll bring you any details revealed there.
Mazda6 Facelift to be Unveiled at Geneva Show
• A new facelift version of the popular Mazda6 will make its world premiere at Geneva Show
• Improved refinement, cabin ambience, environmental compatibility and safety performance
• A new Mazda family face is introduced for a more sporty appearance and premium identity
• Powerful new 2.0-litre DISI petrol engine uses less fuel and produces fewer emissions
A new facelift version of the popular Mazda6 will make its world premiere at this year’s Geneva Motor Show in March. This new, upgraded version enhances the strengths of its predecessor, retaining its fun-to-drive feeling and excellent fuel efficiency; while improving refinement, cabin ambience, environmental compatibility and safety performance.
The new Mazda family face is introduced, along with new headlamps and rear lights, for a more sporty appearance and a clearer, premium identity. Six power units will be available for the Mazda6 facelift, including a powerful new 2.0-litre DISI petrol engine that uses less fuel and produces fewer emissions than the 2.0-litre engine it replaces.
Its five-speed automatic transmission was fine-tuned especially for this new petrol engine to deliver an optimal combination of acceleration and fuel economy. Updated versions of the Mazda MZR 1.8 and 2.5-litre engines complete the petrol line-up.
The Mazda MZR-CD 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine is available in three power derivatives – from 129 to 180ps – all of them highly responsive, with improved fuel-efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.
The Mazda6 facelift also features new chassis settings and several new active safety features – like a new pivoting adaptive front lighting system and hill-launch assist – that together make the Mazda6 one of the safest and easiest-to-drive cars in its segment.
Upgraded versions of the new Mazda6 facelift will go on sale in Europe this spring. It is one of three premieres that will be unveiled during Mazda’s press conference at the Geneva Motor Show to be held in Hall 5, on 2 March.