Mazda Australia has confirmed that their Mazda6 will receive a facelift in 2010, with the new range adding design and specification upgrades and an all-new Touring wagon.
Set to make its global debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, facelift Mazda6 is due to arrive in Australia around autumn with an evolved exterior design in keeping with what Mazda describes as their ‘emotional and sporty’ original design theme.
Specific exterior design upgrades will incorporate Mazda’s expressive signature ‘family face’, a look in keeping with other new Mazda vehicles including New Generation Mazda3 and CX-7. Redesigned front headlamps, taillights and alloy wheels contribute to New Mazda6’s evolved exterior guise.
Like its award-winning predecessor, New Mazda6 will continue to be the only medium car in Australia to offer a choice of three body styles, sedan, hatch and wagon. The introduction of the all-new Touring wagon with leather means Australian buyers will now have even more choice when deciding which Mazda6 best fits their lifestyle.
Engines remain unchanged with Mazda6’s 2.5 litre petrol and 2.2 litre turbodiesel engines powering the facelift model. Mazda6’s MZR-CD 2.2 litre four-cylinder common-rail turbodiesel engine continues to offer class-leading torque of 400Nm and outstanding fuel economy of 5.9 litres per 100km.
In the three years since the launch of the second-generation Mazda6, the popular medium car has received a number of prestigious Australian automotive awards. Recent awards include Best Medium Car as voted by the Carsales Network and Drive.com.au.