Mazda introduced a sports version of the Mazda6

Mazda introduced a sports version of the Mazda6

January 13, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

Mazda has created a new sporty variant of the Mazda6 GT SP as part of the 2021 update for the Japanese brand’s line of mid-size sedans and station wagons.

The new Mazda6 GT SP essentially replaces the Mazda6 GT and gets a host of sporty features, including black 19-inch alloy wheels, black mirror caps, and red leather seat upholstery inside and red stitching on the door panels and around the dashboard. It also features additional lighting on the door handles, around the air vents and along the dashboard, as well as heated front and rear seats.

As sales of midsize passenger cars continue to shrink, the Japanese automaker is hoping the new sporty Mazda6 GT SP will revive interest in the model. The current Mazda6 will still be in the ranks, although Mazda is already developing a more luxurious version of the car with rear-wheel drive and a new inline-six with around 354bhp to compete with premium sedans from BMW and Audi.

With the exception of new body paint and a $ 100-700 price increase, Mazda hasn’t offered any changes for the Mazda6 lineup since 2012 in a while. Two 2.5-liter petrol engines continue to power the front wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission. The entry-level Mazda6 Sport and Touring models are paired with a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder 190 hp petrol engine. and 252 Nm of torque.

The new Mazda6 GT SP and the top model Atenza are powered by a more powerful 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 231 hp. and 420 Nm. In addition, these two variants also receive new external ‘Turbo’ badges.

Entry-level models come standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights / taillights, adjustable power and heated mirrors, dual-zone climate control with rear air vents, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity via 8.0-inch color touch display.

Fabric seats, an auto-hold electric parking brake, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear lever are also standard, as are the steering wheel shift paddles. Touring models add LED daytime running, adjustable front seats, black leather upholstery, front parking sensors and advanced keyless entry.

The safety suite includes lane keep assist, radar cruise control with stop and go function, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, automatic high beam control, rear parking sensors, autonomous emergency braking and road sign recognition.

Along with the aforementioned elements, the Mazda6 GT SP gets adaptive headlights, while the top model Atenza adds a sunroof, ventilated front seats and upholstery in walnut or pure white Nappa leather. In addition, the sporty variant gets a 7.0-inch digital instrument display, interior and exterior LED lighting, frameless rearview mirror, wood door and end inserts, 360-degree all-round parking monitor and heated steering wheel.