Product Overview


As the flagship of the Mazda lineup, Mazda6 has always been the most elegantly refined statement of the KODO design language, expressing this emotionally appealing, dynamic design philosophy to its fullest. Mazda6’s bold, dignified presence features powerful three-dimensionality in the grille and signature wings, predatory headlights and evocative signature wing illumination, enhanced by the striking new Machine Grey Metallic exterior colour.

Driving Dynamics

Mazda6 is a true Mazda, engineered to completely satisfy your desire for exhilarating, responsive driving. Key to this stellar performance is SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY. The SKYACTIV-DRIVE six-speed automatic transmission combines the smooth operation of a conventional automatic with the fast shifting of a twin-clutch gearbox. SKYACTIV-BODY’s innovations in structure, construction and materials make Mazda6 lighter, safer and more rigid. And for sporty Jinba-ittai driving, the SKYACTIV-CHASSIS features strut geometry at the front and a multi-link layout at the rear.

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. In particular, the Advanced Smart City Brake Support (Advanced SCBS) system features a new camera that expands operating speed range for detecting pedestrians ahead, while the Adaptive LED Headlights (ALH) system is equipped with more powerful LEDs. Finally there is passive safety, designed to help protect occupants and minimize injuries if an accident should occur.

Skyactiv Technology


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.


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.

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.

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.


Front Grille

The new powerful three-dimensional grille and signature wings.

Electric Door Mirrors

Door mirrors automatically fold when the advanced key is used to lock the doors, saving effort. Newly designed turn signals make it easier for other drivers to recognize when a turn is intended.

New Steering Wheel Design

The three levels of steering switches on the previous horizontal spokes have been integrated into a single level. Heightened usability that matches natural finger movement and plainness of design around the switches are combined with L-shaped satin chrome plating on a switch bezel to accentuate the refreshingly stylish design.

TFT Display Recognition

The multi-information display on the right side is upgraded with higher definition color display to feature more diverse functions, including a water temperature gauge that expresses lower to higher temperatures in blue to red colors and a graphically displayed compass function.

Driver's Seat

Ten-way power driver’s seat with fore/aft slide, recline, lumbar support, lift and tilt provides the optimum driving position for drivers of almost any size. The memory saves multiple seating positions along with the angle, brightness and content setting of the Active Driving Display.

Audio System

The Bose® premium sound system package features a 3-way 9-speaker setup (with full option model), the advanced Centerpoint 2 surround system and Mazda’s Active Engine Sound System.

Active Driving Display

The full-colour Active Driving Display shows high-priority information as it changes from moment to moment, minimizing risks associated with looking away from the road and the time taken for the eyes to refocus.

Human-Machine Interface

Complete and intuitive communication between you and the car. Plus realtime communication with the world when you’re on the road. That’s what Mazda’s advanced Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and MZD CONNECT internet connectivity offer you.


A full complement of airbags – front, front seat side, curtain-provide another layer of protection in depth against physical shock and injury in a collision.

Exterior Body Colors

Interior Colors

Machine Grey Metallic

The Machine Grey Metallic body colour was developed as part of Mazda's unique TAKUMI-NURI (TAKUMI: master craftman, NURI: painting) painting technology, like the brand colour Soul Red Metallic. It achieves an unprecedented combination of colour, highlights, shade and depth to emphasize the dynamic body shape of KODO design, and makes CX-9 look as though it were carved from a single ingot of steel.