Mazda 6 and Mazda 6 MPS History / Evolution (2002 - 2019)
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The Mazda 6 or Mazda6 (known as the Mazda Atenza in China and Japan) is a mid-size car produced by Mazda since 2002. It replaced the long-produced Capella/626 in 2002. The Mazda6 sold more than one million units faster than all previous Mazdas.
The Mazda6 was marketed as the first example of the company's Stylish, Insightful, and Spirited design philosophy followed by the Mazda2 in December 2002, the RX-8 in August 2003, the Mazda3 in January 2004, the Mazda5 in the summer of 2005, the MX-5 in October 2005, and the CX-7 in November 2006. The 2003 Mazda6 is essentially the 6th generation Mazda 626 as the Mazda6 continues on the G Platform, progressing from the GF-platform 626/Capella to the GG-platform Mazda6.
The first generation Mazda6 was launched in Japan as the Mazda Atenza in May 2002. The model lineup consisted of a four-door sedan, a four door hatchback and a five-door wagon, marketed in North America as the "Sport Sedan", "5-Door" and "Sport Wagon", respectively.
Drivetrain combinations include the Mazda MZR engine in configurations of 1.8 L (L8-DE), 2.0 L (LF-VE) and 2.3 L (L3-VE), initially with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission (with sequential-automatic option, dubbed the "Four-Speed Sport AT"). In the US domestic market a 3.0 L Duratec 30 V6 engine is also available.
The 2006 Mazdaspeed Atenza (known as Mazdaspeed6 in North America and Mazda6 MPS in Europe, South Africa and Australia) is a high-performance version of the Mazda6.
It features a turbocharged version of the 2.3 L MZR I4 which produces 272 PS. This 2.3 L DISI turbocharged engine features direct fuel injection and conforms to the new Euro 5 emissions standards. It has a revised front fascia with a raised hood, a 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive. The all-wheel-drive system uses Mazda's Active Torque Split computer-based control.
The second generation Mazda6 made its premiere at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show in September.
The new Mazda6 is based on the Mazda GH chassis platform, a revised version of the GG chassis which Ford also still uses as their CD3 platform. The hatchback model even has a trunk space which beats the larger rival Ford Mondeo and Opel/Vauxhall Insignia (hatchback) by 200 liters with rear seats folded down.
The third generation Mazda6 sedan was unveiled during Moscow International Automobile Salon.
The wagon is no longer offered in the North American market due to low demand for wagon models. Mazda is not alone in pulling their wagon variants from the North American market, as Volkswagen, BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz have removed at least some or all of their wagon models from their North American lineup — the currently-sold (2016) VW Golf Sportwagen is an exception.
For 2014, the changes include SCBS (smart city brake support) become standard for the Atenza 20S and XD, increased efficiency for SKYACTIV-G 2.5 engine models to 16.0 km/L (JC08 mode), new slide glass sunroof option for SKYACTIV-D 2.2 engine models, addition of XD L-package.
The newly-facelifted 2018 Mazda6 was unveiled in November 2017 at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California. Changes to the 2018 Mazda6 include new front and rear fascias, new aluminum-alloy wheel designs, standard i-Activsense driver assistance technologies on all Mazda6 trim levels, new interior fabrics and upholsteries, and the restructuring of trim levels, which are the preexisting Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, as well as new Grand Touring Reserve, and Signature. While base Sport and Touring trims receive the standard and previously-available 187-horsepower, 2.5L SkyActiv Inline Four-Cylinder (I4) gasoline engine, uplevel Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, and Signature trims receive a 2.5L SkyActiv Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder (I4) gasoline engine that produces 227 horsepower (250 horsepower on high octane fuel). A six-speed automatic transmission is standard on all trim levels except the base Sport trim, though a six-speed manual transmission remains available only on the base Sport trim level, with the aforementioned six-speed automatic transmission being optional equipment. A diesel engine for the North American market has not yet been announced for the Mazda6, though has been announced for the 2018 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV. Pricing for the 2018 Mazda6 starts at $21,950 for a base Sport, while the top-of-the-line 2018 Mazda6 Signature sells for $34,750.
Mazda has also announced that the 2018 Mazda6 will be its first vehicle to receive both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Jan 13, 2019 at 09:01 AM
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