Mazda 6 2018 is more luxurious than ever

The facelift of the Mazda6 Wagon went unnoticed in Geneva, but it’s still worth mentioning as the updated model received a lot of improvements.

On the outside, the station wagon follows in the footsteps of the facelifted sedan as it uses a new, deeper and more elaborate grille. It is flanked by new LED headlights and new integrated fog lamps. Other changes include an additional set of colors and modified 17- and 19-inch alloy wheels.

The interior has received a great refresh, with a focus on technology and high-quality materials. First of all, the car is equipped with new seats with thicker cushion and wider cushions for more comfort. Also, the model has acquired an 8-inch infotainment system, an updated dashboard and improved door trim.

The model’s high performance offers a number of additional features, including a 7-inch TFT LCD that displays devices and a new active display that «projects vehicle information directly onto the windshield.» The Mazda6 can be fitted with new ventilated front seats and a new luxury package that adds Nappa leather, Sen wood panels and high-gloss trim.

The station wagon engines were also improved as engineers focused on increasing power while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. In terms of petrol units, you have a SKYACTIV-G 2.0 with 145 hp. and 165 l. Also, buyers can order the SKYACTIV-G 2.5 engine, which develops 194 hp. and 258 Nm of torque.

The basic diesel version is SKYACTIV-D 2.2 with 150 hp. and a torque of 380 Nm. There is also an improved version that develops 184 hp. and 445 Nm of torque.

In addition to the updated series of engines, the station wagon will receive a new suspension with new shock absorbers and stabilizers, which are now connected to the bushings. Mazda says these changes will help achieve a «smoother, more linear» ride.

Engineers also focused on reducing noise and vibration by strengthening key points in the cab and adding thicker floor panels. The company also installed vibration-absorbing material in the central tunnel and redesigned the internal structure of the cab ceiling.

In terms of safety, Mazda6 offers a wide range of i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies. Highlights include an updated Mazda Rader cruise control system that now works at all speeds. Another notable feature is the 360° View Monitor, which uses four cameras to display the surroundings around the car. — car repair Mazda 6 of the first generation.