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Mazda unveils facelifted Atenza/Mazda6 for Japanese market, European version arriving in Geneva

Mazda has just unveiled the newest facelift made to its mid-size sedan, the Atenza, as it is known in Japan, or simply Mazda6, as it is known everywhere else in the world. The new restyle closely follows the Zoom-Zoom philosophy, and borrows from models like the current Mazda3.

The changes aren’t extremely noticeable, but fans will definitely observe the new five-point grille, giving the car a sportier feel, and will also be able to check out the revamped rear spoiler, and choose from 17 or 18-inch wheels. Two new colors were also added: Clear Water Blue Metallic and Midnight Bronze Mica. On the inside, piano black trim will now be available for the center console, gearshift knob, and doors, giving the Mazda6 a classier look.

In terms of engines, the company announced that a new 2.0-liter DISI direct-injection gasoline unit, which will comply with all the latest emissions regulations, and will also be joined by a 1.8 and 2.5-liter units of the same variety. Diesel engines will be able to choose from three flavors of the 2.2-liter engine, offering anything from 129 and 180 HP.

Other changes were made under the body, with upgraded suspension, chassis and steering, so that customers can enjoy a better ride.

The Mazda Atenza will soon be available on the Japanese Domestic Market, while the Mazda6 will be shown during the Geneva Motor Show and launched later this year in all other territories.

Source: Mazda

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