A full model change version of the new Mazda 6 will appear in the second half of 2022, and it will be a rear-wheel drive, in-line 6 engine and coupe style. Furthermore, the front mask has an aggressive face in the “RX-Vision” style.
Mazda’s full model change version and new flagship sedan “Mazda6”, which has been rumored many times before, has been updated with new information on this model.
According to information from the car news site Car & Driver, the next model will be available by the second half of 2022, equipped with a rear wheel drive platform that adopts a vertical engine layout that follows the BMW system, and further SKYACTIV-X technology and 48V. It is reported that an in-line 6-cylinder engine that adopts the mild hybrid system will be installed.
Moreover, this inline 6-cylinder engine is said to be used for the fully remodeled version of the Lexus, the new “IS / RC”, and it has been evaluated as extremely versatile, and in the future Toyota’s. Will it be deployed to Lexus and Mazda in the form of joint development or a model following BMW technology like “GR Supra”? There are also rumors that.
The story will return to the next Mazda 6, but the essential design is said to be similar to the “RX-Vision Coupe Concept” that debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show 2017, and of course the 4 door. There is information that the door type and body style will adopt a beautiful and elegant coupe style that draws a streamlined type, but it is said that the interior space is spacious and practical, but how much change from the current “Mazda 6”.
On the other hand, will the next Mazda 6 change to a 2-door coupe? There is also unconfirmed information such as this, but since it is a highly unlikely story, it may be enough to listen to it.
Although the price range has not yet been clarified, it is likely that the price will be more higher than the current model, and the body size can be expected to exceed 1,850 mm in width, and in that case, it will be three-dimensional in the city center. As there is a possibility that it will not fit in the parking lot (1,850 mm), it can be expected that the practicality and usability around this will be considerably worse.
Although it’s still a long way off. It is one of the Mazda’s flagship models, so it is one that is expected at all.
Mazda related Twitter has released a teaser image that suggests the latest model of the company at Tokyo Motor Show 2019 held from October 24 to November 4, 2019.
In the teaser image, you can easily see the new model wrapped in red veil which means Mazda color, but because it is a 4-door sedan style it can be the next-generation “Mazda 6” of the company’s upper grade.
At the time of the previous full-year financial report, Mazda has upgraded the engine from the presentation materials released to the general public, expanded the design language of Mazda “Koudou” design, mild hybrid system, EV platform, plug-in hybrid. We are planning to introduce a new platform called large architecture with (PHV) function.
In particular, it is said that the new platform will be based on i-Activ four-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, and vertical engine layout, and it is said that the first model based on this will be the “Mazda 6”.
It is said that the lineup of such new-generation technology will be released from 2020 to 2025, so it may be quite credible that it will appear in the second half of 2022 as mentioned above.