Some of the rumored plans for 2023 Mazda 6 have made auto enthusiasts and fans excited – if not concerned or a bit worried. Mazda has this plan to completely redesign its Mazda 6 variant, which means that you can expect a totally new construction and even dimension. Rumor has it that the Japanese manufacturer is being inspired by the Beemer, which led them to the decision to make the new sedan a ‘total new Bavarian’ type. Is it a good thing or not? Or will the plan backfire and leave the company regret their whole decision?
The Upcoming Updates
It seems that there are several plans and updates related to 2023 Mazda 6. First of all, the company may likely discontinue it for the US market, although they have already prepared the replacement. Whether the plan is true or not (or whether they will execute it or not, it’s still unknown).
Second, the drastic change is about transforming the ride into a longitudinal engine construction, complete with the inline-six and rear wheel driving system. There had been rumors about Mazda 6 switching to rear wheel driving system and using a new unit with inline-six type. It seems that the rumors are true, and now we can only wait and see what the upcoming Mazda 6 will look like. They have been working pretty closely with Toyota, so it’s possible that they may adopt engine configuration. It happens to Toyota that adopts the Skyactiv-X six-cylinder unit for their Lexus RC and IS.
The new construction isn’t exactly a new thing considering that Mazda had showed the concept of Mazda Vision Coupe back then in 2017. It’s possible that the new Mazda 6 will take inspiration from that Vision Coupe. After all, it is that good! The Vision Coupe concept came as a coupe with four-door arrangement, along with short rear deck and long hood. However, the concept ride was able to accommodate four people, whereas the new Mazda 6 is said to accommodate 5.
Design and Appearance
It’s exciting to see how the new Mazda 6 will look like, although it’s obvious that the company won’t say anything for now. But the ride is said to have new grille design that is just sharp and thin, defining the future of the company and the auto industry. Basically, it would be a ‘radical’ design that is able to combine beauty and elegance without overdoing it.
Power and Performance
The new sedan is said to come with inline Skyactiv-X turbo six-cylinder gas engine with 3.0 liter capacity as well as 48V (mild) hybrid system that is able to churn 350 hp. The company has patented their new setups for twin-turbocharger, which will likely be included for the new sedan. It’s possible that they have diesel Skyactiv-X six-cylinder unit; they are said to plan it. This is the first time (in Mazda 6’s lifecycle) that this sedan would be offered as a full electric and also plug-in hybrid type.
Mazda is reported of starting their inline-six units production every early in 2022, which happens to coincide with their sedan’s launch. If everything goes as planned, the new Mazda 6 would have all the perfect combo: luxurious cabin, impressive looks, and better performance. They can be the next worthy opponent to Beemer.
Price and Release Date
Spyder 7, a Japanese media, reported that this new rear wheel Mazda 6 will be available within the (first half of) 2022, but the company hasn’t said anything about a launch for American market. Price range hasn’t been revealed either. Hopefully, they will launch this beautiful sedan for US market after the launch in Japan. We should hear further updates soon concerning 2023 Mazda 6.