Executive sedan fans may be on thin ground, but the folks at Mazda Philippines hasn't forgotten about them. After the reveal of the updated Mazda 6 sedan SkyActiv-D, the lineup gets a shot of adrenaline courtesy of the 2.5-liter SkyActiv-G Turbo model. Not only that, the facelifted Sports Wagon has landed here as well, much to the joy of wagon enthusiasts in the country.
So what does the boosted midsize sedan have to offer? The 2.5-liter turbo engine from Mazda packs 231 PS and, more significantly, 420 Nm of torque. With figures like that, it can do the 0 to 100 km/h sprint under 7 seconds, according to factory figures. It's a bit of a sleeper too, as it looks a lot like the standard 2.2-liter diesel model. The only way to identify the turbo 6 from the diesel is the badge. Also, this variant is the only gas-fed Mazda 6 sedan you can buy now.
As for equipment, it's exactly the same as the SkyActiv-D model. That means you get the 19-inch alloy wheels, adaptive headlights, LED tail lights, and a sunroof. Inside, it has Nappa leather appointments with suede touches, along with power-adjustable front seats, seat ventilation for front occupants, heads-up display, and two USB ports at the back. Curiously, the turbocharged Mazda6 does not come with the i-Stop system which shuts down the engine when the vehicle is stationary in traffic or at a stoplight. However, it does gain rear cross traffic alert, which is handy when backing out of a parking spot. The diesel model does not come equipped with the said feature.
On to the wagon and it packs the same equipment as the 2.5 turbo sedan. The main difference is, the wagon isn't powered by a diesel or fitted with a turbo. Instead, it sticks to the 2.5-liter, naturally aspirated engine which also powered the pre-update model. It's good for 190 PS and 252 Nm of torque, which in par with its closest rivals.
Prices for the Mazda 6 range is as follows:
Mazda 6 SkyActiv-G 2.5 Sports Wagon: Php 1,995,000
Mazda 6 2.5 SkyActiv-G 2.5 Turbo Sedan: Php 2,250,000
The 2.2 SkyActiv-D is still available at Php 2,250,000, the same price as the turbo gas model.