Mazda 6 gets a facelift at the 2014 LA Motor Show

Updates to Mazda 6 bring it up to scratch with new Ford Mondeo and VW Passat

Alongside the new CX-3 and updated CX-5, Mazda has also taken the wraps off a thoroughly revised 6 at the LA Motor Show. Changes include a refreshed design inside and out, more safety equipment and the option of four-wheel drive on top-spec diesel models. Exterior upgrades range from sharper ‘fins’ in the front bumper and a more three-dimensional look for the front grille to a new LED signature for the tail-lights. New 19-inch wheels are now available, along with two new body colours – Titanium Flash Mica and Sonic Silver Metallic.

Inside, the materials have all been upgraded, while there's a new BMW-style central display that sprouts from the top of the dash. An electronic handbrake is added to declutter the centre console, a rear seat heater is available for the first time, and a new head-up display helps the driver keep their eyes on the road. Tweaked damper settings are said to improve both comfort and handling, revised seats hold the driver and passenger more firmly in place and extra sound-deadening makes the car up to 25 per cent quieter on the motorway. SkyActiv-D 2.2 models are now also available with four-wheel drive.

 New safety features include adaptive LED headlights, lane-keep assist and a development of Mazda’s autobrake function that can detect the car behind you, too. The revised 6 goes on sale later this year with prices still to be confirmed. 

Get the full story on the 2014 LA Motor Show right here

Recommended

'Motor shows display signs of coming back to life'
2021 LA Motor show
Opinion

'Motor shows display signs of coming back to life'

Steve Fowler says brands should remember that motor shows are for the benefit of car fans
24 Nov 2021

Most Popular

New Range Rover Sport ride review
New Range Rover Sport - front tracking
Road tests

New Range Rover Sport ride review

We get taken for a blast around Goodwood motor circuit in the new Range Rover Sport
27 Jun 2022
New electric MG Cyberster roadster to take brand back to its roots
MG roadster exclusive image - front
News

New electric MG Cyberster roadster to take brand back to its roots

The all-electric two-seat MG sports car is poised to follow the likes of the MG TF and MGB, and our exclusive images preview how it could look
23 Jun 2022
Volkswagen Taigo vs Toyota C-HR: 2022 twin test review
Volkswagen Taigo vs Toyota C-HR - header
Car group tests

Volkswagen Taigo vs Toyota C-HR: 2022 twin test review

Small coupé-SUVs go head to head, as the new Volkswagen Taigo takes on the Toyota C-HR
25 Jun 2022