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2010 Geneva Auto Show: Mazda6 Facelift

Another world premiere coming from Mazda at this year’s Geneva Auto Show, alongside the new generation Mazda5, is the refreshed Mazda6 family. The sedan, hatchback and wagon in the range have updated exterior and interior styling features, as well as revised powertrains.

The sporty look of the new Mazda6 is given by new headlamps and rear lamps with chrome-look plating and a wing motif, new flowing-design fog lamp bezels, as well as new lightweight 17 and 18-inch wheel designs.

Inside, the car boasts new dials and knobs with high-quality chrome-look plating, new piano-black trim for the audio and climate control panels and the steering wheel spokes, new dashboard decoration panel finishes and new patterns for seat upholstery.

The safety package has also been enhanced with technologies like Hill Launch Assist (HLA), a swivel-type adaptive front lighting system (AFS) for improved curve illumination, and an Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) system.

The ten body color palette include two colors new to Mazda (Clear Water Blue Mica and Midnight Bronze Mica) and two
colors new to the Mazda6 (Graphite Mica and Black Mica).

In terms of performance, the new MZR 2.0 DISI petrol introduced (replacing the MZR 2.0 petrol except in Russia and the Ukraine), develops 114 kW/155 PS and 193 Nm of maximum torque, while using 6.9l/100km (combined) and emitting less CO2. The engine is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission with optimised torque converter.

Other powertrains in the range also include the MZR-CD 2.2 turbo diesel common-rail engine with a smaller turbocharger, and offered in three refined power derivatives that all use less fuel and meet Euro V emission standards. Top-of-the-range MZR 2.5 petrol and the MZR 1.8 petrol engines deliver more power and produce less CO2, while featuring Mazda’s new single-nano technology catalyst for a reduced use of precious metals.


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