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Mazda6 Gets 2.5L Turbo Engine, New Safety Tech for 2018

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The Mazda6 sedan has received a new 2.5-liter turbocharged engine, additional safety tech and new interior options for the 2018 model year.

Mazda says its mid-size sedan has been “thoroughly re-engineered and refined,” for 2018. The biggest change is the addition of the automaker’s 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder to the 6’s engine lineup. Originally offered in the CX-9 three-row crossover, the 2.5-liter mill makes 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder also returns in the 6 for the new model year, but it will be a tad more efficient thanks to a new cylinder deactivation system and other refinements.

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Additionally, the Mazda6 will get a wider range of advanced safety technologies from Mazda’s i-ACTIVESENSE range. These include Mazda Radar Cruise Control and a 360° View Monitor. Other previously introduced safety features include automatic highbeam assist, lane departure warning and frontal collision alert with collision mitigation.

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Inside the 2018 Mazda6 has received some small changes in the way of new optional Japanese Sen Wood trim, which is often used in traditional Japanese instruments and furniture. Mazda also promises other “new high-grade interior features,” but hasn’t gone into detail as to what that may include. We should know more on this front following its appearance at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show later this month.

Stay tuned for more info and coverage on the updated 2018 Mazda6.

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