Mazda has confirmed its 2018 model-year 6 upper-medium saloon and estate models will be priced from £23,045 when they arrive in the UK this summer.
Four trim levels are offered: SE-L Nav+, SE-L Nav Lux+, Sport Nav and GT Sport Nav+.
Externally, the facelifted model has a new grille with the mesh repositioned in an attempt to give the car a more muscular feel from the front, while the rear bumper has been redesigned to be more aerodynamic.
The interior, meanwhile, features a larger eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system as standard, while a seven-inch LCD screen is also positioned in the driver’s instrument binnacle.
Standard kit equipment includes air-con, cruise control with an adjustable speed limiter and Bluetooth and USB connectivity.
The updated 6 also features more safety kit as standard than the outgoing model, including a blind spot monitoring system, radar cruise control, lane keep assist and advanced city brake assist.
Of particular interest to company car drivers will be the 2.2-litre diesel unit, which comes in two power guises – 150hp and 184hp. The more powerful option is only available with the higher two trim levels, while the lower-powered model is available with all trim options.
Prices start from £25,445 for the lower-powered diesel motor in SE-L Nav trim in the saloon, rising to £30,495 for the more powerful variant in the range-topping trim level.
An automatic option is available with both engines at a £1,400 premium across the board.
“With new powertrain technology, fresh premium design details inside and out, revised model grades and more standard technology, the new Mazda 6 is a thoroughly re-engineered and refined update of our stylish flagship,” said Jeremy Thomson, managing director of Mazda UK.