2023 Mazda 6 Redesign, Release Date, Diesel, and Price. Mazda 6 provided substantial updates with 2017 MY, but the Japanese manufacturer doesn’t want to stop there. The auto market is ever evolving and the time will soon come for a new installment of this sedan. The Hiroshima-based company plans to launch 2023 Mazda 6 in late 2022 or early 2023 with some groundbreaking changes. According to autoevolution.com there exist a possibility that new 6 sedans could come equipped with rear-wheel-drive.
They continue by saying that this switch will be a joint project between two huge Japanese car giants. Toyota and Mazda. These two will allegedly work on a shared FR platform which will be manufactured by Toyota. The same underpinnings will be what will lie under the much anticipated RX-9 sports car.
Wait, there’s more. The third party in this mixture will be a Munich-based giant, BMW, who recently worked with Toyota on Supra sports car. There is an option that CLAR platform will be applied on one of Mazda’s models.
All of this might be just mere speculations. Mazda is in the process of switching all of its vehicles in this class to SkyActiv-Body Gen 2 and SkyActiv Chassis Gen 2. They have already started with 2022 Mazda 3 model. The underpinnings that are used on 3 will be the same on the 2023 Mazda 6. With this knowledge, we, unfortunately, must exclude the possibility of RWD on this car. This option will just have to wait for RX-9.
With this development, the unit that will power 2023 6 will most likely be a 2.0-liter spark controlled compression engine. The option of a mild-hybrid powered by 48-volt battery remains on the table. Mazda will also showcase to the world a SkyActiv-D Gen 2 turbo diesel at the same time as the new Mazda 6 gets its release.
This means in 2023 or late 2022. 2018 Mazda 6 uses a 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G gasoline 4-cylinder engine as its standard unit. It comes paired with either Skyactiv-MT 6-speed manual transmission and the Skyactiv-Drive 6-speed automatic. The new mill introduced in 2017 was a turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine which was borrowed from much larger CX-9 SUV. This one comes tied only to a six-speed automatic gearbox.
2023 Mazda 6 Redesign
Design wise it will be hard to predict in which direction will 2023 Mazda 6 go. With the latest facelift, they added few subtle touches upfront, on the sides, and at the back. New grille, headlights, taillights, and sharper sidelines added a bit of aggression to this sedan. We will be able to tell you more about the looks of new 6, after Mazda 3 hist the dealerships, as two models will share most of the traits.
With latest version the Mazda’s ‘inside the cabin’ accent was on the driving technologies, and safety features. With added comfort, and car handling they hit the bulls-eye, so this is a direction they will take with 2023 6 Mazda. All that is left is to wait and see, what they have in store for us.
2023 Mazda 6 Release date
With all of the above said, we can almost with absolute certainty claim, that the new 2023 Mazda 6 will arrive late next year, or early in 2023. This fist their current timetable if we take into account that facelifted version came out for 2017 MY, so 2023 MY will be out in late 2022 or at the begging of the following year. If something changes in the mid-time, we’ll be quick to update our article.
As far as the price goes, we can claim that it will be higher than what we have today in dealerships. The price went up with 2017 updates, and with groundbreaking changes that 2023 carries it will undoubtedly go up. The current model has an MSRP of $22,500 for the entry-level model. The mid-pack Touring trim costs $25,000 with additional $1,000 if you opt for an automatic transmission.
The Grand Touring comes in for $32,000, without Premium package which will set you back for additional $2,000 if you decide to pay for it. The edition that was introduced in 2017 is Signature which starts at $35,000. With prices like this Mazda 6 can smoothly go toe-to-toe with competitors such as Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, Nissan Altima and Subaru Legacy.