Mazda 6 Tourer updated for 2018, but we can’t tell the difference | CAR Magazine

Mazda 6 Tourer updated for 2018, but we can’t tell the difference

Published: 07 March 2018 Updated: 07 March 2018

► ‘New’ Mazda 6 Tourer
► Minor updates revealed
► At 2018 Geneva show

Can you spot any differences at all on the 2018 Mazda 6 Tourer? At first glance, we certainly can’t.

The, er… ‘new’ 6 Tourer was revealed at the 2018 Geneva motor show, with a few subtle tweaks to keep Mazda’s still-very-stylish estate up to date.

Mazda says that the exterior design has been refined, with new LED lighting used at the rear, for example, with the interior getting a few bonus tweaks.

The interior layout has changed, with a very Audi-like slab of dashboard plonked in the middle, a new steering wheel, slimmer air vents and a cleaner layout for the air conditioning controls. The seats are completely new, redesigned to give extra support and Mazda claims that NVH levels are better than they used to be.

Mazda 6 Tourer rear show

The brand’s i-ACTIVESENSE suite of safety tech has been expanded to include a 360-degree camera and an ‘intelligent speed assist system’.

The range of engines hasn’t changed beyond slight power boosts, with Skyactiv-X compression ignition technology heading into proper production from 2019.

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By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, gamer, serial Lego-ist, lover of hot hatches