Global Debut of the New 2018 Mazda 6 at Automobility LA

Global Debut of the New 2018 Mazda 6 at Automobility LA

Author: Eric Walz   

LOS ANGELES —  Masahiro Moro, CEO of Mazda North American Operations, unveiled the redesigned 2018 Mazda 6 at a press event at Automobility LA today. It was the world's first look at the new sedan.

The Mazda 6 has received improvements every year it has been on sale. Updates for the previous model year added more sound insulation throughout its cabin and luxurious Nappa leather interior appointments.

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The Interior of the 2018 Mazda 6

Mazda6 also received standard G-Vectoring Control, a Mazda-exclusive technology that makes steering response more direct and linear by using a minute reduction of engine torque at turn-in to put extra weight on the front tires.

Mazda 6's chassis has also been thoroughly revised to provide a more supple ride, greater agility and dramatically improved NVH (noise vibration and harshness). An optional interior features authentic materials—brown Nappa leather whose color Mazda says is inspired by the aged wood in ancient Japanese temples.

Perhaps the greatest upgrade of Mazda6 Signature is its source of motivation. Mazda's award-winning, SKYACTIV-G 2.5T gasoline turbo engine returns for its second application.

The SKYACTIV-G 2.5T is an engine renowned for its nearly instantaneous, ample torque, courtesy of its Dynamic Pressure Turbo, which accelerates exhaust gasses through a tiny inlet to quickly spool up its turbocharger at low RPM before opening a larger secondary passage to use throughout the engine's operational range. Mazda says the engine produces torque on par with a 4.0-liter V-8 engine.

Mazda6 was already a class favorite among discerning drivers and its new sedan continues the trend. Also at today's press only event, Mazda showed off its sporty MX 5 as well as a new futuristic concept vehicle called the Vision Coupe.

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Mazda's Vision Coupe Concept Vehicle

Eric Walz
Eric Walz
Originally from New Jersey, Eric is an automotive and technology reporter specializing in the high-tech industry in Silicon Valley. Eric has over fifteen years of automotive experience and a B.A. in computer science. These skills, combined with technical writing and news reporting, allows him to fully understand and identify new and innovative technologies in the automotive industry and beyond. He has worked on self-driving cars and as a technical writer, helping people to understand and work with technology. Outside of work, Eric likes to travel to new places, play guitar, and explore the outdoors.
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