July 04, 2019 By Chris Van Hoven

Mazda introduces 2019 Mazda6 Turbo and Refreshed Sports Wagon

Redefining the Executive Sports Sedan

We’ve always loved Mazda’s Mazda6 line of vehicles for its seamless blend of exciting driving dynamics and executive class levels of luxury and refinement. We’ve been hoping for the inclusion of Mazda’s excellent 2.5-liter turbocharged engine to the lineup for a while, and our prayers have finally been answered. Mazda has introduced a new engine option to the Mazda6 sedan together with a refreshed Mazda6 Sports Wagon, giving you even more options if you’re in the market for a truly sporty executive car.

Mazda6 Sedan Turbo

The Mazda6 Sedan is now available with two engine options to choose from: the 2.2-liter Skyactiv-D turbo diesel, and now, a turbocharged 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G turbocharged gasoline engine. The engine is similar to the one currently found in the Mazda CX-9, producing 230 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque as early as 2000 rpm. Mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, the engine utilizes vanes inside the turbocharger unit to reduce the volume of exhaust gases at low engine rpm. The faster outflow to the turbine allows the turbocharger to react more immediately thus reducing turbo-lag. The resulting instantaneous pull produced by the new engine further enhances driving pleasure while at the same time maximizes gains in fuel efficiency. Combined with an improved exhaust outflow through a 4-3-1 exhaust manifold that utilizes a scavenging effect to extract combustion gases out smoothly and efficiently, the engine delivers power smoothly and consistently throughout the rpm range.

Inside the Mazda6 Sedan Turbo, you’ll find a redesigned cabin that features Deep Chestnut-colored Nappa leather seats – ventilated for the driver and front passenger. Suede accents along with Japanese Sen Wood trim line the passenger space to maintain an atmosphere of elegance and style. Providing entertainment is an 11-speaker Bose Premium sound system, now with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

Both the Skyactiv-D and Skyactiv-G variants of the Mazda6 Sedan feature a 360-degree camera, Lane Keep Assist, and Blind Spot Monitoring for Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Contributing to a more refined, smoother drive is an updated steering system, revised chassis dynamics, additional sound-absorbing materials, and Mazda’s latest innovation from their Skyactiv-Vehicle Dynamics suite: G-Vectoring Control Plus.

Mazda6 Sports Wagon

Having received the evolved Kodo design direction, the 5-door Sports Wagon variant features updated exterior and interior appointments similar to its sedan sibling. A bold new grille layout combined with an updated 19-inch wheel design serves to elevate its presence on the road. The Mazda6 Sports Wagon continues to be powered by the naturally-aspirated Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter engine with some added upgrades. Now producing 190 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission, the engine comes standard with cylinder-deactivation technology, which shuts off its two outside cylinders in cruising conditions for improved fuel efficiency.

Much like the sedan variant, the Mazda6 Sports Wagon also comes standard with Nappa leather seats with front ventilation, an eight-way electric driver’s seat with lumbar support and memory function, dual-zone climate control, remote keyless entry, push-button start, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, cruise control, an electronic parking brake, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Mazda Connect integration with Commander control knob and touchscreen control functionality, 360-degree camera, a new eight-inch display screen, and a 7-inch TFT display screen in the instrument cluster. Adaptive LED Headlights and Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert come along with Lane Keep Assist and Lane Departure Warning and are all standard safety features across the range.

The new Mazda6 Turbo, the current Mazda6 Diesel, and the Mazda6 Sports Wagon are available at all Mazda dealerships nationwide with the following prices:

2019 Mazda6 Sports Wagon – PhP 1,995,000
2019 Mazda6 Skyactiv-D – PhP 2,250,000
2019 Mazda6 Skyactiv-G Turbo – PhP 2,250,000

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