Product Overview

Design

The exterior design further accentuates the essential elegance of the Mazda6. Features such as the new front grille contribute to creating an image of powerful motion that flows from front to rear, the settled nature of a low center of gravity, and further refined look of dignified beauty. On the interior, major changes to appointments such as the instrument panel and door trim create an elegant atmosphere within the cabin. The enhanced beauty and tactile quality of this new interior package represents a deeper level of maturity and elegance that befits the dignified air of Mazda’s flagship model.


Mazda Proactive Safety


Human-centric innovation: the key to safer, more secured driving

Mazda’s Proactive Safety philosophy is firmly grounded in a belief in the driver’s abilities, aiming to support safer driving while maintaining all the fun of the open road. Safer driving demands early recognition of potential hazards, good judgment and appropriate action, and Mazda works to support these essential functions so you can drive securely and with peace of mind despite changing driving conditions. First is an optimum driver environment with good visibility, well-positioned controls, easy-to-read instruments and minimal distractions, all enhanced by Mazda’s further evolved recognition support. Next is i-ACTIVSENSE, a portfolio of active safety measures to incrementally warn you when a potentially dangerous situation is developing.


Skyactiv Technology

SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS

Jinba-ittai is what makes every Mazda so special. The outcome of Mazda’s human-centric design and development philosophy, Jinba-ittai lets the driver control the vehicle — whether turning, braking or just cruising — as simply and naturally as if it were an extension of his or her body. Now, to take this concept to the next level, Mazda6 introduces SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS. This new addition to SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY provides integrated control of the engine, transmission, chassis and body to further enhance the Jinba-ittai feel of connectedness between car and driver. As opposed to conventional vehicles where these four key areas are controlled separately, SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS takes a holistic, human-centred approach with real-time feedback and dynamic interaction occurring between the driver and amongst these four pillars of vehicle control. The result is an involving, exhilarating drive as Mazda6 responds to your every intention with crisp, confidence-inspiring linearity and predictability. This innovative, new-generation vehicle dynamics control system is the fruit of a multi-year initiative undertaken in pursuit of the ideal in rewarding sensations for both driver and passengers, as well as the ultimate in vehicle dynamics. And it sets a new benchmark for driver satisfaction.


G-Vectoring Control

Enhancing chassis performance via the engine
Smooth transitions between G-forces when braking, turning and accelerating are an essential element of Jinba-ittai, and have been a major development focus at Mazda for many years. This unified feel to braking, steering and acceleration, along with consistent feedback, allows the driver to control the vehicle easily and precisely. And now G-Vectoring Control (GVC) — the debut technology of SKYACTIVVEHICLE DYNAMICS — takes this dynamic, unified feel to an even higher level. It’s a logical extension of Mazda’s human-centric design and engineering philosophy that not only concentrates on mechanical efficiency but also considers how a vehicle should be in light of human characteristics. GVC is a new approach to controlling vehicle dynamics that uses the engine to enhance chassis performance, and it gives Mazda vehicles even smoother transitions between G-forces in all driving scenarios.


Natural control giving greater response and stability
Conventionally both lateral and fore-aft G-forces are controlled separately. In contrast, GVC adjusts engine torque according to the driver’s steering inputs to give unified control of G-force in all directions and dynamically optimize the vertical load on each wheel. For example, the instant the driver begins to turn the wheel to enter a curve, GVC momentarily lowers engine torque to transfer weight to the front wheels and enhance the front tyres’ grip. Then while a constant steering angle is maintained, GVC recovers engine torque to transfer load back to the rear wheels and heighten vehicle stability. This series of load transfers not only maximizes front and rear tyre grip to enhance response and stability in accordance with the driver’s intentions, GVC does it so smoothly and naturally that neither the driver nor passengers feel any discomfort. And GVC demonstrates this effect over a wide range of situations from low-speed everyday driving to high-speed emergency manoeuvres, and even on slippery road surfaces. Thanks to this dynamic load allocation, GVC greatly reduces the necessity for steering corrections, enabling the driver to maintain a chosen line with greater confidence and lower fatigue on long drives. What’s more, by smoothing the transitions between G-forces, GVC suppresses the swaying of heads and bodies to give all occupants a smoother and more enjoyable ride.



i-Activsense

360° View Monitor

Four cameras on the front, sides and rear of the vehicle show the area around the car on a central display. Combined with alarm sounds triggered by eight parking sensors at the front and rear, the system helps you to avoid danger when pulling into or out of a garage, approaching T-shaped intersections or passing an oncoming car on a narrow road.

Lane-keep Assist System (LAS)

A forward sensing camera detects lane markings and assists the steering to keep you in lane. The system also alerts you when it judges an unintended lane departure is imminent by vibrating the steering wheel or with an audible alarm. When the system determines lane departure is intentional (use of turn signals etc.) no warning are given. The system operates at speeds above approximately 60km/h.

Advanced Smart City Brake Support (Advanced SCBS)

With the high-performance forward sensing camera, Advanced SCBS detects vehicles and pedestrians in front of the vehicle and automatically applies the brakes to help avoid collisions and mitigate collision damage while driving between approximately 4 and 80km/h (sensing a vehicle ahead) or between approximately 10 and 80km/h (sensing a pedestrian).

Smart Brake Support (SBS)

It uses milliwave radar to detect and measure the distance to a preceding vehicle. When the system judges vehicle is closing too fast it first warns of danger, and if no action is taken, it then begins to apply the brakes. Works at speed between 15 and 145km/h.

Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)

LDWS senses lane marking on the road surface. When the system predicts departure from the lane it issues an audible warning similar to the noise a car makes when it runs onto a rumble strip to prompt timely steering corrections. The system assesses driver inputs such as use of the turm signals to weed out false alarms.

Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)

BSM uses 24GHz quasi-milliwave radar sensors to detect vehicles in the blind spots behind and to the side, and using a turn signal while BSM detects a vehicle triggers visual and audio warnings.

Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC)

These systems use milliwave radar to detect and measure the speed and distance of the vehicle ahead as well as detect any obstacles in front. MRCC automatically controls the engine and brakes to maintain a safe following distance and operates at any speed from 0km/h to 145km/h, enabling the driver to follow the preceding vehicle from a standing start and back to a complete stop.

Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)

RCTA uses the same sensors like BSM to alert the driver when it detects vehicles approaching from either side during reversing operations.

Adaptive LED Headlights (ALH)

ALH offers the driver greater support for recognizing potential hazards when driving at night. The system improves night visibility and helps the driver avoid hazardous situations by combining the use of Glare-free High Beam (featuring an adjustable illumination range) and Wide-range Low Beam.

Features

Front Grille

New grille design and signature wings that accentuate a look of breadth.

Head lamps

Sharp forms and excellent lighting quality produce a bold expression.

Ducts

Ducts introduced beneath the trim pieces contribute to improved aerodynamic performance by channeling air to the front tires.

Rear lamps

The design of the rear combination lamps features a sleek, sharp, well-balanced appearance.

Instrument panel

Further refinement of the instrument panel designs better highlights the breadth of the cabin, the sense of speed from front to rear, and the enhanced quality of the Mazda6’s elegance.

Active Driving Display

The windscreen-type Active Driving Display is divided into two zones for better legibility with high-priority vehicle-status information and advanced safety information shown in the lower section, and driving environment information such as turn-by-turn directions in the upper section.

Auto-hold function

For added convenience when driving in stop-and-go traffic in the city or in traffic jams, the Mazda6 adopts Mazda’s Auto-hold function, which keeps the vehicle stopped even after the driver lifts their foot off the brake pedal. The brakes are automatically released once the driver presses the accelerator pedal (the driver can turn this new function on or off using a switch on the floor console).

TFT LCD Display

The three-meter cluster features a seven-inch TFT LCD colour display in the centre. In addition to vehicle speed, it shows diversified vehicle information in a clear, easy-to-read manner near the centre of the driver’s line of sight.

Front Seat

Newly adopted front-seat ventilation system draws hot and humid air away from the areas where the ocuupant's body is in contact with the seat surface, providing a more comfortable driving environment. The system offers three-stage control over ventilation strength.

Exterior Body Colors

Interior Colors