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MAZDA 6 / Atenza Sedan Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 7
First production year: 2002
Engines: Gasoline, Diesel
 

2018 - Present

Mazda refreshed the third generation of the 6/Atenza range twice after the initial car launch in 2012 at the Moscow International Automobile Salon. It was the first generation of the Mazda 6 developed without Ford looking over its shoulders, and the Japanese designer Akira Tamatani went wild with it. The Kodo-soul style showed a vehicle that was better fitted in the large sedans than in the m...

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diesel engines:

  MAZDA 6 / Atenza Sedan 2.0L SKYACTIV-D 6MT (150 HP)

  MAZDA 6 / Atenza Sedan 2.0L SKYACTIV-D 6MT (184 HP)

2015 - 2018

The 2015 Mazda 6 Sedan was more of a facelift for the second generation model. Since the second generation had an award-winning design, it was hard to change something and not spoil it. Using the KODO design principles, they changed it without breaking anything It is very hard to visually enhance a vehicle that was acclaimed for its look, and the design seemed to look brand new even after 4 y...

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gasoline engines:

  MAZDA 6 / Atenza Sedan 2.0L SKYACTIV-G 6AT (165 HP)

  MAZDA 6 / Atenza Sedan 2.0L SKYACTIV-G 6MT (145 HP)

  MAZDA 6 / Atenza Sedan 2.0L SKYACTIV-G 6MT (165 HP)

  MAZDA 6 / Atenza Sedan 2.5L SKYACTIV-G 6AT (192 HP)

2013 - 2015

Mazda’s stunning new 6 is now on display at the Paris Motor Show, in both sedan and estate variants. With its Takeri-inspired styling, featuring sleek lines, and a very elongated profile, it is one of the best looking production cars at this year’s edition of the motor show. We were really pleased that Mazda did not alter the lines too much when making the estate version, and we would just as...

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2007 - 2013

Mazda introduced the second generation of the 6 in September 2007, and even if it was larger than its predecessor, it was lighter and sportier. Ford owned a big chunk of Mazda since 1996, and as part of the plan was sharing platforms and engines between the brands. That's why the Mazda 6 received the Mondeo's platform, and it was a good move. The Japanese carmaker was known for its ...

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2006 - 2007

Made as a factory-sleeper, the Mazda 6 MPS was a real wolf in sheep clothes that could outperform many sporty vehicles, including its Japanese competitors. Mazda was the first Japanese carmaker that won the 24h of LeMans race, and its motorsport heritage was great, but it wasn't known for sporty sedans. The 6 was designed as a family vehicle and shared its platform with Ford Mondeo. But ...

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2005 - 2007

The 6/Atenza was introduced for the first time in 2002 and, by 2005, it was already an established car on the market. But Mazda decided to give it a facelift to keep it up to date. The Mazda 6 bears the name Atenza on some markets, but it was the same vehicle. It was offered in three body versions: sedan, hatchback, and station wagon. The facelift occurred in 2005 affected all three of them a...

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2002 - 2005

The 2002 Mazda medium-sizes sedan was a design hit, and its underpinnings were good. Its only problem was the rust, which damaged its clean, nice image. When a new generation replaced it, its body didn't look old. Some newer vehicles looked older than the first-generation Mazda6/Atenza. The sharp design, sporty look, and three bodywork choices helped customers worldwide to choose the car...

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