As attended by A Global Lifestyle EIC Aniesia Williams, the Los Angeles Auto Show is known to bring together the automotive industry’s best and brightest. And this year’s event — which is open to the public December 1-10, 2017 — is no exception. (Opening photo: Courtesy of Los Angeles Auto Show)
Earlier this month, rumors were flying around that the Mazda Motor Corp. would soon be unveiling a re-engineered and refined Mazda6 sedan. The rumors turned out to be true as the Mazda6 — known in Japan as the Mazda Atenza — was premiered at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The undeniable flagship of Mazda’s passenger car lineup, this is the Mazda6’s third redesign since 2012.
Among the Mazda6’s new features is a cylinder deactivation system for its SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter gasoline engine, offering superior fuel efficiency. In addition, the SKYACTIV-G 2.5T direct-injection turbocharged gasoline engine — which debuted in the Mazda CX-9 crossover SUV — produces torque on par with a 4-liter V8. Inside the car there’s a new high-grade interior that features Japanese Sen Wood, a wood often used in traditional Japanese instruments and furniture. For your safety, the updated Mazda6 offers a wider range of advanced i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies to help the driver identify potential risks, such as the new Mazda Radar Cruise Control and a 360° View Monitor.
The Mazda6 also aims to set an example off the road. As part of its “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030” long-term vision for technology development, Mazda aims to use the fundamental appeal of the automobile, which the brand believes to be “driving pleasure,” to inspire people, enrich society and help bring about a beautiful earth. In turn, by offering an experience of car ownership, which celebrates both the art of driving and the drivers on the road, Mazda hopes to enrich lives and build a strong bond with customers.
More on the Mazda6 and Mazda’s other vehicles — Mazda3, Mazda CX-3, Mazda CX-9 and the Mazda MX-5 RF — can be found online at www.mazdausa.com.