Exterior

The New Mazda 6 Represents the Ultimate in Refinement

The exterior design further accentuates the essential elegance of the new Mazda 6. Features such as the new front grille contributed to a settled nature of a low centre of gravity, creating a look of horizontal movement that emphasize breadth and maturity. This image of powerful motion flows from the front to the rear combination lamps, featuring a sleek, sharp, and power physique, refining the look of the new Mazda 6 dignified beauty.

Exciting New Design

The new front grille design accentuates the look of depth, a strong framework, a low center of gravity and a wide stance.

The new headlamps adopt a sleek, wide shape and present lines of light that create a bolder expression.

A new design for the rear-facing section of the trunk lid and the horizontal line of its extended garnish lend a refined air befitting a sedan.

Interior

Further refinement to the instrument panel and door trim designs better highlights the breadth of the cabin, creating a sense of speed from front to rear. The use of new materials such as the aluminum film layered over a sculpted acrylic base or the authentic Japanese Sen wood for the luxury variant has redefined interior luxury. The result is a luxurious cabin that provides superior comfort to all occupants.

PERFORMANCE

Highly Efficient SKYACTIV-G 2.0/2.5 Direct-Injection Gasoline Engine

This 2.0-liter engine features a balance between the spirited drive of its powerful low- to mid-range torque and excellent fuel efficiency. New air intake port, new shapes of piston in the areas of its top/edge of top/skirt, new piston rings, new fuel injection system and Water Flow Management system are incorporated. These changes increase low-end torque by 6.2 percent, while also reducing real-world fuel consumption and particulate matter formation during combustion. The result is enhanced levels of dynamic performance, fuel economy, and environmental friendliness. With a high 13.0:1 compression ratio, the reduced weight of an aluminum-alloy cylinder block, and a balancer unit that reduces low frequency rattling, the SKYACTIV-G 2.5 engine achieves high levels of dynamic performance, fuel economy and quietness.

CYLINDER DEACTIVATION [SKYACTIV-G 2.5 ONLY]

The system shuts down two of the engine’s four cylinders in light-load situations, such as when cruising at a constant speed. Running on two cylinders reduces pumping loss and mechanical resistance. Deactivation is achieved via a switching mechanism in the hydraulic lash adjusters (HLA) of the first and fourth cylinders. When running on all four cylinders, these serve as the fulcrum (pivot point) for each rocker arm, and the arms operate the intake and exhaust valves. Automated releasing of lockpin in HLA switches the fulcrum to the valve side, stopping the movement of the valves to deactivate the outer two cylinders. Airflow intake volume, fuel injection amount and ignition timing are precisely controlled to allow the engine to switch smoothly between two-cylinder and four-cylinder operation. Cylinder deactivation is more effective at low speeds, improving fuel economy by approximately 20 percent when driving at a constant 40km/h, and by approximately 5 percent at a constant 80km/h.

360° VIEW MONITOR
[SKYACTIV-G 2.5 ONLY]

Using four cameras on the front, sides and rear of the vehicle, this system shows the area around the car on a central display. Eight parking sensors at the front and rear detect proximity to obstacles, and an alarm sounds. The system also assists with the perception of blind spots. Because the driver can see blind spots and the distance to obstacles can be seen when pulling into or out of a garage, approaching T-shaped intersections or passing an oncoming car on a narrow road, the system greatly contributes to the prompt avoidance of danger.When displaying the view in front of or behind the vehicle, the surroundings can also be seen at a glance with the separate overhead view. At 177 degrees, the front and rear wide–angle views display an extensive area. The front wheels are visible in the side views. After the cameras have been turned on, each type of view can be controlled with the touch screen or commander control.

SAFETY

I-ACTIVSENSE – FOR A PEACE OF MIND DRIVING EXPERIENCE

ALH offers the driver greater support for recognizing potential hazards when driving at night. The system improves night visibility and helps the driver avoid hazardous situations by combining the use of auto-controlled Glare-free High Beam (featuring an adjustable illumination range via a 20-split LED array) and Wide-range Low Beam.

Adaptive LED Headlights (ALH)

A forward sensing camera detects lane markings and assists the steering to keep you in lane. The system also alerts you when it judges an unintended lane departure is imminent by vibrating the steering wheel or with an audible alarm. When the system determines lane departure is intentional (use of turn signals, etc) steering assistance is cancelled and no warnings are given. The system operates at speeds above approximately 60km/h.

Lane-keep Assist System (LAS)

BSM uses 24GHz quasi-milliwave radar sensors to detect vehicles in the blind spots behind and to the side, and using a turn signal while BSM detects a vehicle triggers visual and audio warnings.

Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)

AFS promotes safer driving by allowing you to see further at intersections or around curves at night. Taking inputs from the steering angle and vehicle speed, AFS predicts the shape of the road and directs the headlamps' beams in the direction of travel, illuminating the path Mazda 6 will actually follow.

Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS)

LDWS senses lane markings on the road surface. When the system predicts departure from the lane it issues an audible warning similar to the noise a car makes when it runs onto a rumble strip to prompt timely steering corrections. The system assesses driver inputs such as use of the turn signals to weed out false alarms.

Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)

RCTA uses the same sensors as BSM to alert the driver when it detects vehicles approaching from either side during reversing operations. Warnings are given by a flashing indicator in the door mirror and a beep.

Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)

With the high-performance forward sensing camera, Advanced SCBS detects vehicles and pedestrians* in front of the vehicle and automatically applies the brakes to help avoid collisions and mitigate collision damage while driving between approximately 4 and 80km/h (sensing a vehicle ahead) or between approximately 10 and 80km/h (sensing a pedestrian). *Detection of pedestrians and consequent automatic braking are not available in certain countries and regions.

Advanced Smart City Brake Support (Advanced SCBS)

Ultrasonic sensors mounted on the rear bumper allow SCBS R to detect vehicles and obstacles behind when reversing at speeds between approximately 2 and 8km/h. If an object is detected, the system automatically applies the brakes to help mitigate collision damage.

Smart City Brake Support (SCBS R)

DAA uses information such as steering wheel angle, vehicle speed, and output from the forward sensing camera to assess the driver's condition and help prevent accidents caused by fatigue or lowered alertness. The system monitors and compares current behaviour with learned data on how the driver performs when fresh, and suggests a rest break when a significant difference is detected.

Driver Attention Alert (DAA)