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5 Awesome Improvements You’ll See In The New 2018 Mazda6 Next Spring

December 1st, 2017


Check Out The Latest Upgrades to the 2018 Mazda6: Coming Soon to Borgman Mazda in Grand Rapids

With the recent reveal of the New 2018 Mazda6 at the Los Angeles Auto show, Borgman Mazda is excited to share some key improvements that were announced during Mazda’s presentation! Although the 2018 model-year carries a big update to the Mazda6 with a long list of new features and tweaks, there are five key areas that shine the brightest. These include significant changes to the interior with redesigned seats, the addition of a beefy 2.5L Turbocharged engine, a 360° View Monitor feature, and more.

Mazda just published an article that dives into these five key improvements more in-depth, which we’ve included below. This gives West Michigan drivers and Mazda fans a tantalizing first-look at the 2018 Mazda6, and what they can expect when it arrives in Grand Rapids next spring. Here is the list as it appears on


1. Elegant Interior

In Japan, Sen Wood has been a favorite material for centuries. Often used for fine furniture and musical instruments such as taiko drums, Sen Wood is prized for its texture and durability. By using Sen Wood along with other top-grade materials in a newly designed cabin, Mazda brings another level of traditional Japanese Takumi craftsmanship to the 2018 Mazda6. The redesigned cabin gives the Mazda6 a feeling of “Mature Elegance.”


2. Ergonomic Seating

Mazda believes in enhancing the connection between driver and vehicle wherever possible, creating the distinctive Jinba Ittai–“horse and rider are one”–driving philosophy. Using human-centric design principles, the 2018 Mazda6 features completely redesigned front seats. The new seats are wider, and constructed with a high-density urethane body to absorb vibration and increase physical support for driver and passenger alike. The seats are designed to encourage a natural S-shape in the human spine to help improve comfort and reduce fatigue. The 2018 Mazda6 is available with new front seat ventilation as well as heated front and rear seats.


3. Turbocharged Engine

Mazda added the award-winning SKYACTIV-G 2.5T engine as a new option. This direct-injected four-cylinder engine makes horsepower and torque comparable to a 4.0-liter V8, offering an effortless performance feel that is equal parts composure and excitement. The turbocharged SKYACTIV engine is rated to deliver up to 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. With this powertrain, the 2018 Mazda6 will now challenge the top European brands on performance as well as with its handling dynamics that have long helped Mazda6 stand out from its competition. In addition, the powertrain lineup adopts a new cylinder deactivation system for the SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter gasoline engine, when equipped with its SKYACTIV-DRIVE automatic transmission, offering greater fuel efficiency.


4. Technology To Meet Human Needs

The 2018 Mazda6 offers new technology features such as a 360° View Monitor, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop and Go function and a new windshield projected Active Driving Display head-up unit that displays critical driver information that helps reduce distractions by keeping eyes on the road. On the dash, a new 8-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system offers more definition and improved graphics.


5. Performance-Oriented Ride

Most drivers might never notice the changes made to the SKYACTIV-CHASSIS in the 2018 Mazda6, but they’ll likely feel the improvements. Building on Mazda’s industry-exclusive G-Vectoring Control, the new Mazda6 features a redesigned suspension to help provide a smoother ride and improved dynamic performance. Other improvements include a stiffer platform, a new steering rack designed to help deliver sharper steering response and thicker sheet metal for a refined experience befitting of a far more expensive car. All this reduces interior noise while making the new Mazda6 even more connected and responsive to the driver’s inputs.

This article was originally published on You can follow the preceding link to read the full article.

Explore The 2018 Mazda6 – Coming Soon to Grand Rapids, MI

If you’re as excited as we are about the upcoming 2018 Mazda6, stay tuned here for the latest news and updates. If you’re shopping for a New Mazda6 today, Borgman Mazda has a great selection of New Mazda Vehicles at affordable prices. You can browse our New Mazda Inventory, pick out a favorite, and visit us to take it out for a spin! Our highly knowledgeable and friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and don’t forget to ask about our Exclusive Free 20-Year 200,000 Mile Warranty with every New Mazda we sell! Come see why Borgman is the Best in the West!


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