Mazda really need to find the right ground to play, and the 2018 Mazda 6 might be the answer to their problem. It is no secret that for a family vehicle, people nowadays tends to buy a SUV instead of sedan, and that is also a big reason why the Mazda 6 brand is in big decline. While it offers more features and functionalities compared to the past versions, their sales are always seems to be disappointing. But the Mazda 6 is not an ordinary brand, there are many people out there are still a big fan of this family sedan, and if you are one of those people, lucky for you, we got a lot of 2018 Mazda 6 spy shot pictures.
Let us start this 2018 Mazda 6 review by saying that this sedan has not been officially announced yet, but seeing those pictures from the spy shot is enough to convince us that the 2018 really did exist and the pictures is not about some variants o the current 2017 Mazda 6. Ever since its first arrived at the global automobile market, the Mazda 6 sedan is known for its style, it is not your ordinary plain sedan as it has superb styling that makes it looks more like a sport car instead of a family car. But there are various reasons why the sales of this brand are decreasing years over years, one of them is the rising popularity of the SUV, and the other one is Mazda stubbornness.
By stubbornness we mean that their unwillingness to increase the performance level of the Mazda 6 vehicle. We know that this brand is known for its cheap price while offering a lot of features in return; this brand is well known for its superb safety rating. But their engine is super weak compared to the other sedan, if you take a look at the 2017 version; the latest one, you will also notice that there are almost no changes made to its performance while it got massive feature upgrades. So for the 2018 Mazda 6, one of the most wished changes or upgrades will be a more powerful engine option.
2018 Mazda 6 Exterior
If you check at the current sedans available in the market, then you will notice that the Mazda 6 brand got one of the most stylish designs over the other products on its genre, so let us start this review by looking at the 2018 Mazda 6 exterior design. by the looks of it, there will be no changes made to its exterior body for the 2018 version, remember that it just been 3 years since the Mazda 6 brand got a major redesign in terms of look. The 2017 is the best looking sedan right now, and with the decreasing sales of sedan in the global market overall, there will probably less and less sedan brands available next year, so even by using the same design, the new Mazda 6 can still be the best looking one among them.
But the real enemy is the SUV, so while minor, there are still changes made to the body of the 2018 version of this car. One of which is expected to be its headlights, the current headlights design is very good, but they are going to use newer headlights type of the next year model, so it might change the looks slightly. The grille design will be left unchanged, and with that, the LEDs that are located at the bottom at the grille will also be available for the 2018 model; in fact, this is one major point that attracts many new Mazda 6 owners. The hood design will not be different as well, so with the exception of the new headlights, the front of this sedan will relatively look the same.
They will not change the back side of this stylish family sedan as well; the famous rear windshield is still there and looks great as always, and so does the dual exhausts. We can safely says that the rear design of this brand is so good looking that it can beat the style of many other more luxurious sedans out there, we are truly happy to see that there are no massive changes made to this part of the car.
2018 Mazda 6 Interior
Now, we move on to the other part of the car where many people are getting really interested in, the 2018 Mazda 6 interior design. The exterior body do not get a lot of changes, and it looks like there will be only minor changes made for the interior as well. All those changes are however very insignificant because it is made only to allow newer features and technologies to function; and there are probably not many of them. For its price range, its interior cabin really does stand out, it looks like that luxurious cabin you find on a sedan doubles its price point, but it is not just look, it is also superbly comfortable.
But the interior design is also not without any fault, if there is one complaint about the Mazda 6 interior that has been echoed these past few years, then it is going to be the Mazda Connect system. The Mazda connect system is good but its features does not compare to what the Apple CarPlay or the Android Auto, people has asked that Mazda should change to these two systems, but they are always choosing to go with their own infotainment system. So, unless the Mazda Connect has been upgraded massively, we will see many disappointments for the Mazda 6 next year because there is almost no chance that Mazda is going to abandon their Connect system this easily.
2018 Mazda 6 Performance
Not changing the overall looks of the car and the interior cabin is not a problem for us, but it will be a problem if the 2018 Mazda 6 engine is still as weak as its predecessor. Unfortunately, all rumors and information hinted that the engine that they are going to use will still be as lackluster as ever. You see this 2018 sedan looking sporty and stylish, you will think that you can go fast, but you are wrong, this new sedan will only get as much as 184 horsepower from its engine. That is right, it is still going to use the 2.5L four cylinder engine as the standard, and even though there will be other trim levels available, there will be no other engine types available to choose from.
you will get 184 horsepower and 185 pound feet of torque from the engine, and because the new model will not have much differences in terms of design to the 2017, then the acceleration speed will also be the same; which means it will takes 7.5 seconds to reach 60 mph from zero speed. but that is only if you go with the six speed automatic transmission system, if you choose to get the manual six speed transmission system, it will takes you 8.1 seconds; very disappointing. At least this engine got stellar review for its superb fuel efficiency, in which it is rated for 26 mpg city 35 mpg highway; and slightly worse for manual transmission version with 24 mpg city 34 mpg highway.
2018 Mazda 6 Conclusion
Sp in the end, this new car is pretty much the same with the 2017 with only little changes made, so it is pretty easy to figure out the 2018 Mazda 6 release date and price. The price will not be that much different to the current price of the Mazda 6, and it is great because you won’t need more than $25,000 to get the standard version plus optional features. As for the 2018 Mazda 6 release date, it won’t be here until late 2017 or early 2018 we presume.