The Japanese market version of the Mazda6, known as Atenza in Japan, has been officially unveiled. The 2011 Mazda Atenza has been refined with some styling changes, chassis tweaks and a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with direct injection.
The exterior enhancements for the freshened Mazda6 (Atenza) bring it line with the firm’s more recent models mainly by adopting the new Mazda’s family face with a five-point front grille.
There front bumper has been redesigned and features more pronounced air-inlets on the corners, while the newly styled 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels together with the revised tail lamp clusters complete the exterior makeover.
Underneath the hood Mazda fitted the Japanese Mazda6 with its newly developed 2.0-liter DISI gasoline engine with direct injection.
Mazda said that it has also tweaked the Atenza’s power steering and suspension settings improving the car’s handling and straight-line stability at high speeds as well the ride quality.