Mazda Australia has announced some subtle updates for the Mazda 6 mid-sizer, just 12 months after the refreshed model went on sale Down Under.
UPDATE, 29/5/19: The original version of this article stated there were price increases of around $2000 across the range. Mazda Australia alerted CarAdvice to a recent price increase for the Mazda 6 range from April 1, 2019, which was $1000 more than the 2018 model. As such, the changes introduced at the end of May command a $1000 increase over the outgoing range's pricing.
Headlining changes include the standard inclusion of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, tyre pressure monitoring, and the company's enhanced G-Vectoring Control Plus torque vectoring system first seen on the updated CX-5 – which has an added 'direct yaw movement control' function to help the steering return to the straight-ahead position "for more stable behaviour at high speeds".
According to the company, it has also enhanced the audio system across the range thanks to a second antenna being added, which cancels out noise generated by secondary wave interference. The top-spec Atenza grade also gains a heated steering wheel.
The outgoing model's 2.2-litre twin-turbo diesel engine has also being dropped, leaving the Mazda 6 family as a petrol-only proposition for the first time in this generation.
Sport and Touring grades get the familiar 140kW/252Nm 2.5-litre atmo four, driving the front wheels via a six-speed automatic as standard. Opting for the GT and Atenza variants brings a 170kW/420Nm 2.5-litre turbo four, which also drives the front wheels via a six-speed auto 'box.
Pricing is also up across the range, with the entry-level Sport now kicking off at $34,490 plus on-road costs, $1000 dearer than the previous entry point.
The revised Mazda 6 range is on sale now.