2017 Mazda 6 Wagon Interior. Inside, several enhancements aim to make the driving experience that much better, keeping on course the upmarket progression of the Mazda 6. The concept is based on the clever heads-up cabin concept, which partitions the interior into a snug driver-oriented space and open, airy passenger area yet connects them with a consistent cabin style. Now the carmakerhas raised the level of refined interior elegance on the 2017 model from what was already a nicely cohesive cabin environment.
2017 Mazda 6 Wagon set out to further enhance the cabin environment, taking direct aim at road and wind noise (as well as diesel engine knock). Measures on the 2017 Mazda 6 include moulding the weather stripping around the door edges and improving the sealing between the rear door trim and inner panels as well as at other strategic positions in the doors. Additional sound-absorbing materials have been added in the headliner, centre console, door trim and elsewhere. All grades come with thicker front door glass, and top-grade models even get noise-resistant glass. It all adds up to interior sound levels comparable to traditional premium class models, even on rough surfaces.
The heads-up interior introduced on the 2015 model intensified the Jinba Ittai connection with the car with a uniquely ergonomic layout of all driving-related controls. All occupants benefit from a human-machine interface (HMI) tweaked for outstanding usability, enabling the driver to focus on the road and passengers to relax and enjoy the ride. The steering wheel now features a more user-friendly control button set-up on the horizontal spoke, whose shape was optimised in the name of comfort and better grip. Mazda has also added steering wheel heaters, which automatically switch off after 30 minutes.
2017 Mazda 6 Wagon Exterior. The exterior of 2017 Mazda 6 Wagon expression of motion, emotion, speed and stability. Wagon or sedan, the Mazda 6’s KODO-Soul of Motion design fuses a sophisticated intelligence in a dynamically muscular form. Flowing back from the prominent visage over the front wheels to the door mirrors-now with automatic power retractable function and enlarged signal lights-the sleek, distinctive shapes underline the sense of dynamism and light, effortless motion. Sedan or wagon, Mazda’s unorthodox combination of dignity and purpose set its flagship apart from the competition.
2017 Mazda 6 Wagon’s comprehensive range of active and pre-crash safety systems includes Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM). Its 24GHz radar keeps track of vehicles approaching from behind (as close as 2m) and in adjacent lanes (up to 8m to the side and 50m behind) at 30km/h and up, visually and audibly altering drivers should they signal a lane change. BSM includes Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), which uses BSM’s sensors and signals when the car is reversing.
Lane-keep Assist System (LAS) monitors the road markings via the forward sensing camera at 60km/h and up, warning the driver of unintentional lane changes (e.g. without using the turn signal) by vibrating the steering wheel. LAS even provides steering torque assistance to return the vehicle to the centre of its lane. Adaptive LED Headlights (ALH), which debuted on the 2015 Mazda 6, combines glare-free LED high beams and wide-range low beams with an auto-levelling function. Each headlamp has four LED blocks that can be shut off individually to avoid impairing other motorists’ vision. The low beams greatly broaden coverage and with it visibility at places like intersections.
2017 Mazda 6 Wagon Engines and Transmission. 2017 Mazda 6 Wagon comes with a choice of two SKYACTIV-D 2.2-litre diesels (150PS & 175PS) and three petrol engines: the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 with 145PS or 165PS, and the 192PS SKYACTIV-G 2.5. Featuring extreme compression ratios of 14:1 for all but one – much lower than the competition’s diesels and exceptionally high for petrol engines – they not only get the job done and do it efficiently, but they also engage the driver while they’re at it thanks to lightweight innovation and efficient packaging.
Both SKYACTIV-D 2.2 versions feature a sequential twin turbocharger, delivering outstanding toque without turbo lag, as well as the fuel-economy advantages of optimum combustion timing, specially shaped pistons, multi-hole piezo injectors and more. These unconventional diesels are now more responsive and quieter than ever, too, with three new systems for the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 making their debut on the 2017 Mazda 6.