New Mazda 2018 model year
The Japanese company Mazda is one of the most respected and experienced manufacturers in the automotive market. For nearly a century, it has been developing and producing cars that are qualitatively different from products of other brands.
According to one of the versions listed on the official website of the company, its name can be translated as “wisdom”. The years of experience, intellectual and technical heritage of the Japanese brand are really impressive.
In its model range, Mazda often defies tradition, with an emphasis on quality and unique design, creating a sense of "living" metal while driving. Every year, the automaker from Futu pleases his fans with new models.
In this review, you can get acquainted with such novelties of 2017-2018, as the legendary Mazda CX-5 crossover, Mazda CX-8 crossover, and Mazda 6 sedan.
Mazda CX-5 2018 model year
The world premiere of the second generation of the legendary Japanese crossover Mazda CX-5 was held at a car show in Los Angeles last fall. The new model of 2017-2018 years appeared five years after the release of the previous generation of cars.
A novelty can already be purchased at home, and in our country it should arrive in the summer of this year. The cost of the basic configuration (if you focus on the official price for the British market) will be approximately 23 thousand 695 pounds (1 million 667 thousand rubles). By the way, the first generation of the “five” brought Mazda from 2012 almost a quarter of all brand sales.
The design and appearance of the crossover
Exterior new items updated in accordance with the modern automotive fashion, but at the same time it remained as close as possible to the previous model. This is due to the fact that the first generation of the series launched in 2012 is still very popular and in demand in the market.
At one time, the innovative body design in the ideological style of KODO (Spirit of Movement) created a real sensation and forever won the hearts of many motorists.
If we talk about the changes, then we should note more compact and modern head optics, a brand grille with traditional lower chrome framing for today's new products of the brand, new bumpers, narrowed side lights and spectacular chrome molding along the sill.
The front struts shifted slightly forward, which increased the tilt of the windshield and gave the car a more dynamic look.
What sways overall dimensions, the new generation of the "five" has become longer and higher. At the same time, the width and distance between the axles did not change. The length of the car is now equal to 454.5 cm, width - 184 cm, height - 169 cm, wheelbase - 270 cm, and ground clearance - 21 cm. The basic luggage compartment volume is 505 liters.
Interior design and equipment of the new Mazda CX-5
In the cabin of the crossover can accommodate five adults. For interior decoration designers took the highest quality materials and created several design options. Here there is a natural skin of light and dark tones, expensive fabric, polished aluminum, soft plastic and so on.
From the modern equipment can be identified:
- informative instrument panel in a classic analog design with a conveniently located on-board computer monitor;
- advanced multimedia and navigation system with a seven-inch touchscreen display on the central panel;
- high-quality acoustics with ten speakers;
- climate control;
- full power;
- modern package of security systems and driver assistance.
Optionally, you can order a projection display on the windshield and an advanced security complex i-Activsense.
Specifications cars 2018
The basic platform of the novelty has not changed. It is still a front-wheel drive version with independent front suspension and multi-link rear architecture. In addition to the standard front-wheel drive, the all-wheel drive system will also be available for a fee. On all wheels are ventilated disc brakes.
Under the hood, the second-generation Mazda CX-5 can have a choice of two petrol engines of 2.0 and 2.5 liters, as well as a 2.2 liter diesel. They will work in tandem with a manual or automatic six-speed gearbox.
Excellent handling and driving comfort provided by the proprietary system G-Vectoring Control.
Mazda CX-8 2018 model year
The model range of the Japanese manufacturer will be replenished with a new seven-seater crossover Mazda CX-8 2017-2018 model year. At home and in North America, the car will be available at the end of this year. Estimated cost of new items will be 28 thousand.dollars for basic equipment.
The design and appearance of the crossover
The new "eight" by default will be designed for seven seats. It will occupy its rightful niche between the five-seater SUV CX-5 and the ninth model’s large flagship crossover.
If we talk about the size of the body, it is a more elongated version of the "five" or a more compact modification of the "nine". The overall length of the novelty is 490 cm, width - 184 cm, height - 173 cm, and the wheelbase is 293 cm.
By exterior design, the new eighth model crossover is stylistically closer to the Mazda CX-9. The car will have a spectacular and solid appearance. Both the front and the back of the body must match the current Mazda corporate identity. Aerodynamic properties will provide the car with excellent throughput and driving dynamics.
Interior design and equipment of the new Mazda CX-8
In addition to the standard seven-seat interior layout, a six-seat option will be available for ordering. In the first version, it will be a three-seater sofa in the second row and a double seat in the third row.
In the second variant, the sofa of the second row will be replaced by two individual chairs, separated, as in the front, by a high transmission tunnel with wide armrests.
Despite the external similarity with the flagship "nine", the equipment of the cabin will get most likely from the CX-5. So now with more probability we can say about the presence of:
- comfortable steering wheel with multifunctional filling;
- stylish dashboard with three large dials and on-board computer monitor;
- proprietary multimedia system with a seven-inch touchscreen display;
- advanced acoustics with ten speakers.
As befits a new model of this class, the crossover will have a high-quality interior trim in several versions, comfortable seats with electrically adjustable and heated, as well as a solid package of the latest security systems and driver assistance.
Specifications cars 2018
The base for the construction of the CX-8 will be a large platform of the ninth model with a fully independent suspension. The standard drive will be on the front axle, but optionally you can order all-wheel drive modification.
Under the hood of the novelty, most likely, the following power units will be installed:
- Two-liter gasoline engine Skyactiv-G;
- 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G gasoline engine;
- 2.2-liter turbo diesel with 175 hp four-cylinder and 420 Nm of torque.
The exact parameters of gasoline engines are still unknown. All three units will be paired with a six-speed automatic gearbox. There is an electric power steering and disc brake system on all wheels.
Mazda 6 2018 model year
The debut show of the updated Mazda 6 sedan of the model 2017-2018 model year was held at the end of last year at the Paris Motor Show. A new “six” in a station wagon was also presented here.
The cost of new items on the Russian market will vary from 1 million 300 thousand to 1 million 900 thousand, depending on the configuration.
The design and appearance of the sedan
In the exterior of the new model, the Mazda 6, no dramatic changes have occurred. And this is not due to the fact that the manufacturer was too lazy to spend a quality redesign. The appearance of the fluid generation of cars is so good that it is considered almost the best in its class.
Traditionally, there is a corporate style "Soul of Motion". The design of the case was made with an emphasis on improving the aerodynamic characteristics. Therefore, you will not see a sharp faceted transitions or steps.
In the updated look, you can highlight upgraded side mirrors, equipped with turn signal repeaters,adaptive front optics with a new pattern and rear lights with full LED content and a modified three-dimensional graphics.
In addition, a new shade called “Machine Gray” was added to the old body painting palette, which allows you to create unusual unique solutions.
Interior design and equipment of the new Mazda 6
The main number of changes affected the interior. Trim has become more rich and expressive due to leather inserts, various chrome and metal decor elements.
It should be noted modernized steering wheel with a more convenient location of multimedia control. In addition, it can be adjusted in depth and height. The front seats with electric drive and memory have good lateral support and ergonomic structure.
The dashboard is equipped with a high-informative color 4.6-inch monitor. On the center console emblazoned with the latest multimedia complex with an advanced navigation system. Its seven-inch touchscreen display is conveniently placed on the central panel.
Also, developers have improved the separate effect of climate control.Significantly improved cabin noise insulation due to better door and structural seals, as well as a thickened windshield.
Specifications cars 2018
The manufacturer has provided for a fairly wide range of power units, consisting of three petrol and two diesel engines:
- 145 hp basic two-liter gasoline engine
- 165 hp two-liter petrol turbo engine and 210 Nm of torque.
- 2.5-liter gasoline engine with 192 hp and 256 Nm of torque.
- 2.2-liter diesel engine with 150 hp and 380 Nm of torque.
- 2.2-liter diesel engine with 175 hp and 420 Nm of torque.
Restyled "six" has a suspension of an independent type and ventilated disc braking system.
A six-speed manual or automatic gearbox is used as a transmission.