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Mazda6 Facelift to be unveiled at Geneva

01/26/2010

Mazda

A new facelift version of the popular Mazda6 will have its world premiere at this year's Geneva Motor Show in March. This new, upgraded version enhances the strengths of its predecessor, like driving fun and fuel efficiency; while improving interior refinement, environmental compatibility and safety performance.

The new Mazda family face is introduced, along with new head and rear lamps, for more sportiness and a clearer premium identity. Six engines will be available, including a powerful new 2.0-litre DISI petrol that uses less fuel and produces fewer emissions than the 2.0-litre engine it replaces. Its five-speed automatic transmission was adapted especially for this new petrol engine to deliver an optimal combination of acceleration and fuel economy. Updated versions of the Mazda MZR 1.8 and 2.5-litre engines round out the petrol line-up, and on the diesel side the Mazda MZR-CD 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine is available in three power derivatives - from 129 to 180 PS - all of them sporty, with improved fuel-efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.

The Mazda6 also features new chassis settings and several new active safety features - like a new pivoting adaptive front lighting system and hill-launch assist - that together make the Mazda6 facelift one of the safest and easiest-to-drive cars in its segment.

Mazda6 facelift will go on sale in Europe this spring. It is one of three premieres that will be unveiled at Mazda's press conference to be held at the Mazda stand in Hall 5, on 2 March.