2010 Mazda6 Update Revealed, Australian Debut In Autumn

Mike Stevens | Jan 27, 2010

REVEALING A FACE more in line with the carmaker's passenger vehicle range, Mazda Australia has announced today that the updated 2010 Mazda6 will arrive this Autumn.

Set to make its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the 2010 Mazda6 boasts a number of exterior tweaks and mechanical changes to bring it up to date with newer Mazda offerings.

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In Australia, the Mazda6's existing 2.5 litre petrol engine and 2.2 litre turbodiesel - shared with the Mazda3 diesel - carry over to the 2010 range.

The 2.5 litre in-line four-cylinder petrol engine develops 125kW and 226Nm, while the 2.2 litre common-rail in-line four-cylinder turbodiesel puts 136kW and 400Nm of torque under the toe.

The 2010 Mazda6 range is joined by an all-new Touring specification for the wagon bodystyle, featuring leather trim.

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Broader technical details have yet to be revealed, but Mazda in Japan says the updated 6 benefits from improved power steering and suspension settings for greater comfort and stability at higher speeds.

On the styling front, the 2010 Mazda6 gets a front bumper styled more in-line with the 'smiling' family face of its siblings. A pair of new colours have been added to the model's palette; a metallic blue and a new bronze hue.

Mazda Australia has not announced pricing or exact dates as yet, but more information is likely to follow the Geneva Motor Show.

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  • Jake02 says,
    4 years ago
    I don't like this facelift, especially the new wheels which make it look dated. I'd get a Luxury Sports Diesel Hatch and get the current non-facelift 18s. It'd look better!
  • Andrew says,
    4 years ago
    I might see if I can get a good runout diesel, I didn't think it needed a facelift!

    It's funny, this is like a re-run of the GG Mazda6 update- adding a bit of slate effect to the dash.
  • Paddy says,
    4 years ago
    Hey this 6 looks more like a car than the 3. It makes me laugh so much so I guess despite its ridiculous looks it brightens up my day :S
  • Tocam says,
    4 years ago
    Interior need serious update. It looks so dated, when compared to the similar class competitor like the Honday Accord Euro, it looks like an early 2000s design.
  • Jake02 says,
    4 years ago
    "Comment by Tocam:
    Interior need serious update. It looks so dated, when compared to the similar class competitor like the Honda Accord Euro, it looks like an early 2000s design."

    I'm sorry mate, but I like simple designs and the Euro is waaaayyy too complicated! Everything is easy to use in the 6. And you can get a diesel or wagon or hatch or sedan 6, unlike the single engine/bodystyle Euro...

    I'd still have my Octavia RS though...

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