2016 Mazda6 Diesel Hybrid and Other Changes
The upcoming 2016 Mazda6 will be improved in various ways. Since this mid-size sedan is a very attractive car whose modern Kodo design language accurately expresses its character, the future improvements will be just one gentle step into the future. The changes of the 2016 Mazda6 will bring some fresh exterior and interior updates, not big and dramatic, but good enough to make this car improved. The interior will be improved more than the exterior, so those who hoped for new upholstery or the latest technology can be glad because of the update. The exterior won’t be dramatically changed. The sedan is going to keep its appearance, but some subtle changes are announced. However, the most impressive feature which will come with the 2016 Mazda6 is a special diesel-electric hybrid powertrain. Of course, this is going to be just one option which will expand the engine options.
Exterior and Interior Changes
The 2016 Mazda6 is a good-looking sedan and that’s an obvious fact. Built on the SKYACTIV technology using the famous Kodo design language, the sedan is a very attractive piece of engineering. The manufacturer is aware of this fact, so they haven’t planned radical changes of the car’s appearance.
Still, the update will bring some minor changes of the exterior, but the interior will be far more interesting once this car hits the showrooms. Reportedly, the 2016 Mazda6 has a new upholstery and a different dashboard. The interior redesign will also bring a new center console and a head-up screen where the Mazda Connect system will be displayed.
2016 Mazda6 Diesel Hybrid Features
Under the hood, the 2016 Mazda6 will keep the engine which is already in use. It’s a very efficient and reliable 2.5-liter four-cylinder SKYACTIV engine which generates 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of twist. Aside from all the good aspects, the most important feature of this engine is its fuel economy, since it returns 38 mpg combined. As they thought that the 2016 Mazda6 needs a more fuel-efficient powertrain, they’ve installed a diesel hybrid setup. This particular hybrid powertrain is specific because of the diesel engine which makes it even more efficient. According to the current information, the 2016 Mazda6 hybrid will return 94 mpg. When it comes to the all-electric driving capacity, the battery pack stores amount of energy enough for 30 miles of driving without starting the diesel engine.
Release Date and Pricing of Updated 2016 Mazda6
The 2016 Mazda6 will probably be available early next year. It’s debut is scheduled of the sedan, but at this point, it seems that this car is going to bring a revolution to its market segment. The price could be higher, but it won’t be surprisingly steep. Of course, the 2016 Mazda6 diesel hybrid will cost more, but its fuel economy will justify the price.