The images of the Mazda’s next crossover SUV have appeared on the internet, and many have speculated that it is the upcoming Mazda CX-4 or Mazda CX-6 models. However, all indicate that it is going to be the all-new 2018 Mazda CX-6. The introduction of the CX-6 to the market was needed since the CX-5 is a bit smaller from the leading competitors in its class.
The upcoming CX-6 is expected to be slightly larger than the CX-5. However, it will get a lower roof and sloping rear end for a sportier appearance. Of course, it will be smaller than the CX-7; and it will most likely share similar dimensions with the Audi’s Q5 SUV or the Lexus NX. Its design should be based on the Koeru Concept which has been presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Under the hood, we assume that it will feature the same engine as the CX-5. The interior is expected to get the same quality and design as the rest of the brand’s SUVs in an offer. Its main rivals on the market will be Audi Q5 and BMW X3.
2018 Mazda CX-6 engine specs and performance
When it comes to the engine of the upcoming 2018 Mazda CX-6, there are many rumors and speculations but unfortunately, any of that is still not official. So, one option could be the same engine used in the CX-5- a 2.0-liter unit and the brand’s new 2.5-liter SkyActiv naturally aspirated turbo four engines. This one will have the output of 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Some rumors also claim that it could get a 1.8-liter and 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engines as well. The engines will pair with the automatic transmission but perhaps it could also get a continuously variable transmission.
Design of exterior and interior
Speaking of the exterior design, the 2018 Mazda CX-6 will feature a similar design as the CX-5; but it is going to be slightly larger. As well, with the lower roof and sloping roofline, the upcoming CX-6 will look sportier and more dynamic. Furthermore, the CX-6 will most likely ride on the same underpinnings of the CX-5 model. The new Mazda is expected to ride on the 19-inch alloy wheels.
As for the interior design of the 2018 Mazda CX-6, there are also any precise details or exact information. However, the upcoming Mazda CX-6 will most likely inherit the same design of the cabin or at least very similar to the rest of the brand’s lineup. The carmaker will use premium materials in its design such as leather, aluminum and so on. The comfort will also be on the high level with very supportive and cozy seats and plenty of room for all the occupants to drive comfortably. The dashboard should also borrow the design of the CX-5 with the similar touchscreen and infotainment system too.
Release date and price
The arrival of the newest 2018 Mazda CX-6 is still not available. It is the same with the price but we assume that it could be slightly higher than its smaller sibling CX-5.