New Mazda 6 2018 Might Get Redesigned

Mazda has seen their fair share of troubles over the years, but for an automaker that has been going for nearly a century, you’d expect a few upsets along the way. This time we will talk about 2018 Mazda 6.

Perhaps best known for the MX-5 or Roadster, Mazda has also spent a great deal of time and money on developing the Rotary (Wankel) engine; no another manufacturer has consistently pursued any other ‘alternative’ power unit (until the advent of Hybrid tech) quite like Mazda has done with the Rotary engine.

The Mazda 6 last had an update back in 2012, the current generation ‘6’ is reasonably popular and even now, still looks quite modern and conforms with all the necessary legislation, so is Mazda planning anything big for the next generation?

2018 Mazda 6 Redesign

As we’ve already said, the current generation Mazda 6 still looks quite fresh and modern, it complies with all the relevant legislation and this means that Mazda has a tough choice; evolution or revolution?

From what we’ve heard, we think that Mazda will be a little more conservative with the design, tending to implement minor changes or restyling rather than completely changing the 2018 Mazda 6 model.

Expect to see restyled headlights (which of course will be LED) and slightly redesigned fenders, both front and rear, perhaps a slightly modified grille and the rest will be similar to what is already in production.

We expect 2018 Mazda 6 spy shots appear in the nearest future.

The main rivals for the car are Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry, KIA Optima.

2018 Mazda 6 sedan

The sedan version will be produced for all markets and keep its traditional proportions. It's the most popular body type in the US, so it could be the only option to buy.

2018 Mazda 6 wagon

Current station wagon models are unavailable for the North American market, just like many other wagons from different brands. This body type is popular mostly in Europe, but also available in Asia and Australia. We expect that estate version of Mazda 6 2018 model year will be released year or so after the sedan. It will be unavailable for the US customers just like before.

2018 Mazda 6 coupe

There are lots of rumors about coupe modification of mid-size Mazda fluctuating for around 2-3 years. However, there are still no spy shots or any renderings for 2-door Mazda. We suppose that by 'coupe' car producer might mean coupe-like sedan, like Mercedes CLS. Mazda has already revealed such car in a form of concept vehicle, you could see it in our pictures.

2018 Mazda 6 Price

Prices aren’t expected to change that much from the current structure, this means that we expect to see the Mazda 6 2018 version to start at around $23,000 for the base model.

2018 Mazda 6 Release date

Information regarding the next-gen Mazda 6 is pretty scarce, certainly, the official lines are quiet, but we think the new 2018 6 will be available toward the end of 2017, perhaps early 2018.

2018 Mazda 6 release date: early 2018

2018 Mazda 6 video

2018 Mazda 6 Specs

However, Mazda will upgrade the technical specs of the car; increased sound insulation, an updated G-vectoring control unit, higher quality upholstery and lighter weight materials for the body. It will, of course, get an equipment update as well, with things such as USB, Bluetooth.

2018 Mazda 6 safety will likely to be increased due to implementation of collision warning, emergency braking and traffic sign recognition.

Finally, we think that new Mazda 6 2018 model year will get an updated 2.5-liter SkyActive gas engine, and given that the current generation model feels a little under powered, we think that it may be 2018 Mazda 6 turbo version appear, giving approximately 300 BHP. This could be also the first 2018 Mazda 6 AWD version since the extreme MPS modification.

There is a talk of a diesel Hybrid, but as yet, nothing has been confirmed and there seems to be little information (even from unofficial sources) regarding the use of a Hybrid.

 

2016-09-16 by Luke Widmeyer