2016 Mazda6 Novelties — Interior Changes & New Diesel Hybrid Powertrain

By | 10/22/2014

The 2016 Mazda6 will be released by the end of the next year. The new model will come with numerous changes. This mid-size sedan already has a big group of devoted fans, but the new update might increase their number significantly. To all those in love with Mazda design, the sedan is pretty much perfect as it is. It comes with modern, elegant and simply stunning exterior, fancy interior and a great powertrain option. However, the 2016 Mazda6 will make you reconsider your appreciation for the current model. It will be even better. The new sedan will have a refreshed exterior, since there is really no need for any major changes there, a quite an improved interior and excellent powertrain. While the exterior changes will be subtle and mild, the interior ones will be quite drastic. The manufacturer invested a lot of time and effort into it, and we are sure you will be pleased with results. On the other hand, no matter how impressive these updates will be, they will certainly be left in the shadow by new powertrain options. Reportedly, the 2016 Mazda6 will come with some interesting engine options, while the most prominent one will definitely be its new diesel-electric hybrid powertrain. It seems as though there are a lot to look forward to when it comes to this sedan.

2016 Mazda6 Diesel Hybrid

2016 Mazda6 Exterior And Interior Changes

The 2016 Mazda6 will come with only mild changes when it comes to the appearance. The reason to this is that the current sedan is designed following the Kodo design language, which had an excellent reception at the audience. Therefore, the exterior look will only be refreshed to make the car look modern and updated. Also, the sedan is developed using the SKYACTIV technology, which cover various aspects of the car. Thanks to this, the model will remain very aerodynamic and light-weighted, which will have a great impact on its performance and fuel efficiency. On the other hand, the interior of the 2016 Mazda6 will be quite improved. Reportedly, the new sedan will get new, more quality upholstery and a restyled dashboard. This will make the sedan’s cabin look more modern and luxurious. In addition, there will be a new center console and head-up screen which will be used by the Mazda Connect system. There are even some possible gadgets updates.

2016 Mazda6 Exterior

Powertrains: SKYACTIV Four-Cylinder & Diesel Hybrid Setup

As for the powertrain, the 2016 Mazda6 will carry over the current engine. It is the 2.5-liter SKYACTIV four-cylinder unit that can generate 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. This engine has proven itself to be an excellent choice. Not only it is powerful and reliable, it also comes with fantastic fuel economy, returning at 38 mpg combined. However, the manufacturer seems to believe they should offer an even more fuel-efficient option. Therefore, the new sedan will come with a diesel hybrid powertrain. This setup will have a fuel efficiency results as high as 94 mpg. The key to such success lies not only in the electric part, but also in the diesel unit which comes with great specs. This hybrid setup will have a driving range of 30 miles when in all-electric drive mode.

2016 Mazda6 Release And Pricing Estimation

The 2016 Mazda6 should be released by the end of the next year. There is a lot more to find out about the sedan until then, but we are sure that it will be amazing. As for the price, some sources claim that the new model will cost more than the current one, though the increase shouldn’t be drastic. Of course, this does not apply to the diesel hybrid version, which will surely push the figure more up.

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