On the planet of mainstream midsize front-wheel drive sedans, the Mazda 6 stands out. Not when it comes to gross sales (no further quantity for medium-sized corporations nowadays), however when it comes to type. Whereas the 6 is not the freshest face on the block, it stays a severe stunner.
The latest addition of a turbo-charged 2.5-liter four-cylinder to the 6-point listing of niceties solely elevated the sedan’s enchantment, however patrons stay a moody bunch. For 2021, Mazda is kind of conserving the mannequin’s recipe, however including just a little additional energy to the upper-level engine whereas putting in a brand new fairing on the higher finish.
Neglect the signature. Whereas this spec stays the top of the 6-Collection, patrons can now buy a Carbon Version, priced north of the second-tier Grand Touring Reserve ($ 33,745 by vacation spot). With the last-mentioned fairing as the start line, the Carbon Version is within the colour Polymetal Grey, a black lip spoiler and glossy 19-inch aluminum wheels within the colour of the evening.
Darkish purple leather-based with black stickers covers the seats of the Carbon Version, with purple stitching on the dashboard and console armrest that tie every part collectively. It appears to be like good. And since it is a high-quality fairing, the Carbon Version has the identical 2.5-liter turbo because the Grand Touring and Signature.
Undecided what’s below the bonnet of 2021 6? A brand new “Turbo” badge on the trunk lid distinguishes these fashions from these which can be motivated by the unchanged 2.5-liter base engine. Spring up the turbo and you will discover 10 lb-ft of additional torque (should you’re ingesting 93 octane gasoline). The ability is 250 hp and 320 lb-ft or 227 hp and 310 lb-ft at a standard pump value for normal octane quantity.
For 12 months 21, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity can be added as a regular equipment on the 6, with the highest panels getting a wi-fi model of the previous. The essential sports activities mannequin grows in value by $ 245.
All in all, not a giant change, however Mazda is just not happy with leaving its center class alone. It stays to be seen what occurs after the present mannequin takes its course. May we actually see a rear-wheel drive inline six Mazda 6?
Will greater than 17 folks purchase it?