Mazda has revealed UK pricing and specification for its facelifted 6 Saloon and Tourer. 

The Japanese carmaker’s flagship model has an upgraded cabin, revised styling and tweaks to its tech offering. Another first is the introduction of Mazda’s new Skyactiv-G 2.5-litre petrol engine that features cylinder deactivation for added efficiency. 

The 2.2-litre Skyactiv-D diesel engine has been upgraded in power, and now produces 181bhp. 

The price of the car will now range from £23,195 to £33,585 with 25 models across four trim levels: SE-L Nav+, SE-L LUX Nav+, Sport Nav+ and GT Sport Nav+. 

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Mazda says that its new 2.5-litre Skyactiv-G petrol switches seamlessly between four- and two-cylinders and comes mated up with a six-speed automatic transmission. 

Jeremy Thompson, Mazda UK managing director, said: ‘With new powertrain technology, fresh premium design details inside and out, revised model grades and more standard technology, the new Mazda6 is a thoroughly re-engineered and refined update of our stylish flagship.’

Outside of the car, there’s a new grille with revised LED headlights that integrate chrome wing tips to add what Mazda calls ‘predator style’. The Saloon version has a revised boot lid, while the both Tourer and Saloon benefit from an updated rear bumper. 

Topping off the exterior styling upgrades are new alloy wheel designs and the introduction of Soul Red Crystal Metallic paint, which uses Mazda’s new three-layer Takaminuri painting technology that it says increases brightness by approximately 20 percent and depth by 50 percent, compared with the previous Soul Red Metallic paint.

Inside, there are quality upgrades to the cabin and a new larger 8-inch infotainment screen. The dashboard and door trim designs have been upgraded and the car gets new seats and a new full-colour head-up display too. 

The revised Mazda 6 goes on sale in the UK on 20 July. 

Gallery: Mazda 6 UK lineup revealed