The Mazda 6 sedan and wagon range will welcome a sporty new GT SP variant as part of a wider 2021 upgrade arriving in Australia from March.
Slotting between the Touring and Atenza grades, the Mazda 6 GT SP is priced from $46,690 in sedan guise and $47,990 as a wagon in Australia, both before on-road costs. That’s about $700 more than the old GT.
The GT SP is essentially the Australian-market version of the Japanese-market ‘Black Tone’ edition and US-market Carbon Edition, bringing unique features like black alloy wheels, black mirror caps, and burgundy leather trim.
Polymetal Grey metallic has been added as a new paint option for 2021 across the range, while GT SP and Atenza models now feature ‘Turbo’ badging to signify their 2.5-litre turbocharged powertrain.
Mazda 6 Sedan
- 2021 Mazda 6 Sport: $34,590 (+$100)
- 2021 Mazda 6 Touring: $38,890 (+$200)
- 2021 Mazda 6 GT SP: $46,690 (NEW)
- 2021 Mazda 6 Atenza: $50,090 (+$200)
Mazda 6 Wagon
- 2021 Mazda 6 Sport: $35,890 (+$100)
- 2021 Mazda 6 Touring: $40,190 (+$200)
- 2021 Mazda 6 GT SP: $47,990 (NEW)
- 2021 Mazda 6 Atenza: $51,390 (+$200)
All prices exclude on-road costs
In Sport and Touring specification, the Mazda 6 is powered by a naturally-aspirated 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with Skyactiv-G branding.
The atmo unit develops 140kW at 6000rpm and 252Nm at 4000rpm, driving the front wheels via a six-speed automatic as standard.
Meanwhile, the higher-grade GT SP and Atenza add a turbocharger to the 2.5-litre petrol engine, bumping outputs to 170kW at 5000rpm and 420Nm at 2000rpm.
Again, turbo models drive the front wheels via a six-speed auto, though the transmission features “bespoke gear and final drive ratios to maximise performance and efficiency”.
Mazda claims the 2.5-litre petrol in Sport and Touring grades uses 7.0L/100km on the combined cycle, while turbo models are marginally thirstier at 7.6L/100km.
All models feature fuel-saving idle stop/start technology as standard.
Further, both versions of the 2.5-litre engine can run on regular 91 RON unleaded.
There have been no dimensional changes announced for the MY21 Mazda 6, meaning both sedan and wagon models should retain existing measurements.
In sedan guise, the Mazda 6 4865mm long, 1840mm wide and 1450mm tall, with a 2830mm wheelbase.
The wagon is slightly shorter in length at 4800mm, though is taller at 1480mm. Otherwise, width and wheelbase are the same.
Mazda Australia covers its range with a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty which also includes five years of roadside assistance.
Servicing is required every 12 months or 10,000 kilometres, whichever comes first.
Sport and Touring grades cost $335, $366, $335, $336 and $335 for the first five years or 50,000km.
Turbo models, meanwhile, are slightly dearer at $347, $378, $347, $378 and $347 for the same intervals.
Mazda also charges some additional items at specific intervals, including the cabin air filter ($80) every 40,000km and brake fluid ($76) every 24 months or 40,000km.
The Mazda 6 wears a five-star safety rating based on 2018 testing, achieving 95 per cent for adult occupant protection, 91 per cent for child occupant protection, 66 per cent for vulnerable road users and 73 per cent for safety assist.
All three grades of autonomous emergency braking (City, Interurban and Vulnerable Road User) and lane keep assist with lane departure warning are standard on all variants, as well as dual frontal, side chest and side head (curtain) airbags.
This rating applies to all variants.
The Mazda 6 Sport features:
- 17-inch alloy wheels with 225/55 tyres
- LED headlights
- Heated/folding electric side mirrors
- LED tail lights
- Rain-sensing wipers
- 8.0-inch MZD Connect touchscreen
- Satellite navigation
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Bluetooth phone and audio streaming
- Dual-zone climate control with rear air vents
- Electric park brake with Auto Hold
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
- Steering-mounted paddle-shifters
- Black cloth upholstery
- Active Driving Display
- Push-button start
- Autonomous emergency braking (forward and reverse)
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Driver attention alert
- Auto high-beam
- Intelligent speed assistance
- Lane departure warning
- Lane-keep assist
- Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
- Rear parking sensors
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
- Reverse camera
- Traffic sign recognition
- Tyre pressure monitoring
Opting for the Mazda 6 Touring adds:
- LED daytime running lights
- Exterior mirrors with auto-folding function
- Front seats with two-position memory function (driver), 10-way power adjustment (driver) and 6-way power adjustment (passenger)
- Black leather upholstery
- Advanced keyless entry
- Front parking sensors
The Mazda 6 GT SP gains:
- 170kW/420Nm 2.5-litre turbo petrol engine
- Metallic black 19-inch alloy wheels with 225/45 tyres
- Front and rear seat heating
- Burgundy leather upholstery
- Adaptive Front-Light System
The range-topping Mazda 6 Atenza features:
- Bright finish 19-inch alloy wheels with 225/45 tyres
- Power sliding and tilt glass sunroof
- Front seat ventilation
- Choice of Walnut Brown or Pure White Nappa leather upholstery
- 7.0-inch TFT LCD multi-function driver display
- LED ambient lighting
- Black headliner
- Frameless rear-view mirror
- Genuine wood door and dash trim inserts
- Ultrasuede® door and dashboard trim inserts
- 360-degree camera system
- Adaptive LED headlights
- Heated steering wheel