Up front sits a revised fascia seemingly inspired by the new CX-5, with a new grille surround that flows under – rather than above – the headlights. Speaking of which, the light graphics have also been redesigned with new LED daytime running lights, while the bumper incorporates the slim “whiskers” from the CX-5. On top of that are a new 19-inch wheel design and what appears to be the new Soul Red Crystal paint.
An example is the use of Japanese Sen Wood, often used in Japanese furniture, giving the Mazda6 a more premium feel that sits in line with the model’s position in the line up.
But Mazda has also announced changes are in store for the 6’s default 138kW/250Nm powerplant. Like other Skyactiv-badged cars in the line-up, its 2.5-litre atmo engine will add cylinder deactivation to help save fuel while cruising under light load – the same technology will be added to the CX-5 mid-size SUV.
In Los Angeles, Mazda will also reveal an updated CX-5 for the U.S. market and will demonstrate a couple of concepts, like the Vision Coupe “next generation design vision concept” and the MX-5 Halfie – “a half production, half race car demonstration model.” The company’s press conference is scheduled for 6:30 PM GMT time on November 29.