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We now have full galleries of the 2015 Mazda 6 facelift, taken at Bermaz’s flagship 3S showroom in Glenmarie. Both 2.0 and 2.5 sedan variants are on display at the moment, incidentally in the same colour too. They look rather decent in this shade of silver, don’t they?

As reported before, only the 2.5 litre variant gets the facelift model’s full exterior update. This includes new LED headlights, slatted grille with thicker chrome surround, reshaped front bumper, LED fog lights with chrome accents and updated tail light graphics. The 19-inch wheels, though of similar design to before, are now dressed in gunmetal grey.

Rather bizarrely, the 2.0 litre model looks identical to the pre-facelift model from the outside. The same halogen projector headlamps, sans LED daytime running lights, old tail lamps and silver 17-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels remain unchanged.

2015 Mazda 6 2.5 on left, 2.0 on right.

The much-improved facelifted interior is present on all models, thankfully. The dashboard and centre console are all new, with a more refined design with classier looking air vents and climate controls, swathes of leather trim, a space-saving electronic parking brake and new roll-top cupholders.

Mazda’s MZD Connect system, as seen on the latest Mazda 2 and 3, with a freestanding display and BMW iDrive-like Commander Control knob are fitted as standard. As before, navigation, keyless entry, sunroof, paddle shifters and a 11-speaker Bose sound system are reserved for the 2.5 litre model, which also receives a new head-up display.

Engines remain unchanged – the 2.0 litre direct-injected SkyActiv-G four-pot makes 153 hp at 6,000 rpm and 200 Nm at 4,000 rpm, while the 2.5 litre variant delivers 185 hp at 5,700 rpm and 250 Nm at 3,250 rpm. The six-speed SkyActiv-Drive has been retained, too, but gets a rocker switch to select the new, faster-reacting Sport mode.

Safety kit is the same as before – both models get six airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist as well as Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), with the 2.5 litre model also receiving the i-ActivSense suite of active safety systems (Adaptive Front Lighting, Rear Vehicle Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Control and Smart City Brake).

As for the prices, the facelifted 2.0 litre sedan retails at RM159,158 on-the-road without insurance (RM4,000 more than before), the 2.5 litre sedan costs RM194,647 and the 2.5 litre Touring estate RM198,647 (both 2.5 sedan and estate cost RM9,999 more than before).

2015 Mazda 6 2.5 facelift

2015 Mazda 6 2.0 facelift