The Mazda6 has been updated quite recently with an all new interior and a slightly improved running gear. Despite that, a new version is expected to be released with the 2017 Mazda 6. This version should add a couple of new trim levels, slight changes under the hood and an even better interior. All of these should make the car a slightly better purchase for most and the new interior features should also give it slightly better value for money. The chassis of the car will remain the same and the same thing will happen with the design.
2017 MAZDA 6 PRICE AND CHANGES
This means that the upcoming Mazda 6 will be nothing more than just a small refresh. The big changes will come with the MPS version which is going to be called the MazdaSpeed in the United States. This model is set to compete with the all-new Fusion Sport and it should be one of the most interesting cars Mazda has released in the past few years. This model is going to be based on the regular 6 but instead of the dull engines, it will come with an all-new powertrain, running gear and likely a new look as well.
The price hasn’t been set just yet but when the car is going to be released closer to the end of 2016 the price will be showcased as well. We expect it to hit the market for roughly $31,530 which will put it right in the same ballpark with the previously mentioned Fusion.
DESIGN AND REVIEW
Just like with its competitors, the 2017 Mazda 6 is going to feature a rather aggressive body kit. This should add a subtle rear spoiler, larger 19-inch rims wrapped in high-performance tires, likely a quad-exhaust system for the back and a different front end. The upgrades will not stop here. In fact, the car should also add new mirrors, different headlights with LEDs as standard and even a lower suspension system. This will be coupled to a beefier braking system which should allow the 6 to stop just as fast as it accelerates.
The suspension system is expected to be made in cooperation with Bilstein and it should include stiffer shocks and lower springs that will make the 6 the sporty sedan everyone wanted it to be. Its cabin is not going to remain the same even though it has been updated quite recently. In fact, the seats are expected to be changed to sportier units with better lateral support while the steering wheel should be unique for this model.
2017 MAZDA 6 ENGINE
The largest selling point of the upcoming 2017 Mazda 6 is definitely going to be its engine. Unlike the current models which are either using naturally aspirated engines or diesel, the new one will be a turbocharged petrol engine. The most likely engine to be installed under its hood is the 2.5 liters turbocharged inline 4 from the CX-9. This has been already proven to be quite impressive and with some tweaking, it should make a great engine for a sedan. Some people suggested that Mazda would offer the engine unchanged from the crossover but this is highly unlikely. Why?
Well, it would simply not have enough power to be competitive. Instead, we expect a huge bump to around 310 horsepower and a lower torque figure that will likely dip under 300 lb-ft of torque. This would still be plenty for the 6 to become the sedan everyone wants it to be. The transmission of choice will very likely be the 6 speed automatic and in order to cope with the extra power, an all-wheel drive system is expected. This would be borrowed from the CX-5 which uses the exact same platform as the 6 and it would be quite easy to swap between the two cars.
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