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It does not say that. It says the Signature will come with the turbo. It also says:

Higher-grade models will also be available with Mazda’s award-winning turbocharged SKYACTIV-G 2.5T engine.

That indicates it will also be available on the GT and maybe even the Touring.
That's pretty much what I comprehended from that article.

That also tells me that the 2.5T may be the only engine offered in the Signature. It doesn't say that the 2.5T will not be offered in other trims.
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Maybe I'm missing something, but where are the fog lights?
Are they going the route of Audi and some others and incorporating them into the main headlight housing?

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Maybe I'm missing something, but where are the fog lights?
Are they going the route of Audi and some others and incorporating them into the main headlight housing?
Correct. I call it a tribute to the 1st-gen 6.
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It does not say that. It says the Signature will come with the turbo. It also says:

Higher-grade models will also be available with Mazda’s award-winning turbocharged SKYACTIV-G 2.5T engine.

That indicates it will also be available on the GT and maybe even the Touring.[/QUOTE]

You sir, are correct. I misread that part. Not all hope is lost I suppose. Here’s to giving up the manual for a Turbo Touring w/Tech.
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It does not say that. It says the Signature will come with the turbo. It also says:

Higher-grade models will also be available with Mazda’s award-winning turbocharged SKYACTIV-G 2.5T engine.

That indicates it will also be available on the GT and maybe even the Touring.
You sir, are correct. I misread that part. Not all hope is lost I suppose. Here’s to giving up the manual for a Turbo Touring w/Tech.[/QUOTE]

It was already mentioned in an article online that the Turbo will not come with a manual transmission.

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I wonder if we tried to engage Mazda to make a limited run of Mazda 6 GT/Signatures with a MT. Everything comes down to money obviously. There has to be a happy medium between Mazda and consumers where everyone can come out of this happy.

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Most detailed walk around video so far:
You may recall these guys did a similar video of the 2016 GT model when it was launched.


I still hate the chrome trim extending under the headlights and the lack of detailing where the old fog lamps used to be. It makes the design blander and more generic to my eyes. Also not a fan of the boring wheels, but those can be easily swapped out. Overall, I still like the original design, and the 2016 updates better. They tried to clean the design so much for 2018 that it looks more like every other generic midsized sedan out there.


While there was no need to refresh the interior, it looks fine. There's more sophisticated detailing in places (e.g., the instrument cluster, the door panels), but it's blander in other places (e.g., the HVAC controls) and just looks just plain odd in some places (e.g., the bottom of the seat bolsters). Although Mazda is trying to project a sense of "upscale luxury", they still haven't figured out stitch quality. The upholstery seams are uneven, and the seat surfaces and edges are lumpy in various places, as if it were wearing a suit that wasn't tailored quite right.


I also thought it was funny the top of the line signature model doesn't come with navigation as standard. I think that's just an oversight in the pre-production model.
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I wonder if we tried to engage Mazda to make a limited run of Mazda 6 GT/Signatures with a MT. Everything comes down to money obviously. There has to be a happy medium between Mazda and consumers where everyone can come out of this happy.



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It really depends on their target audience. They said things about the manual in the future but that could just be sales fluff to keep people interested.

They aren’t aiming this thing for people that want speed and performance. That added to turbo to just steal people away from the accord/Camry.


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Well after watching more videos and seeing it for a couple of days I will add, the wheels are not as bad as I originally thought, they look better in videos than the still photos from Mazda. They are alright. Secondly I will agree with a member that mentioned previously the show lights can really throw things off. I think the lights are making the car look a lot brighter than it would be in the real world. I think when we see it on dealer lots or in our own driveway it will look classier. I personally love the front end, the tail is still meh, and the interior is gorgeous. I will be sure to spend plenty of time with it at the Chicago Auto Show in February.
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Well, been reading the posts and looking at the pics, and so far I'm underwhelmed.
The turbo is a plus for sure, and should help compete against the Camry and the Accord.
Speaking of the turbo, I have no complaints about the power in my car. The turbo is just icing on the cake for some.
Also, the turbo looks good in the ads, but realistically and statistically, 85% of buyers end up getting the base setup in these mid size cars.
The majority of Accord and Camry sales will be the base engined car. The same will hold true for the 6.
Even less people will buy a manual. It's not a track car market here. These are grocery haulers for most people.

Anyway, I took delivery last month of my 2017 GT with premium and tech (Canada), and there are things I like better on my car than the 2018.
Someone mentioned the fog lights.
Ya, where are they? I don't like those horizontal chrome strips at the bottom outside corners in the front bumper. That's where the fogs should go.
Also, it appears that the LED strip running under the chrome grille ring is not there.
I have it on my GT, and it looks awesome at night.

Rims? I like my 19's a lot better.

As for the trunk lip spoiler, it was always a dealer option in Canada. I had it installed (for free) on my car, and it looks great.
Maybe for 2018 it will be an option everywhere else too.

Not crazy about the simplified interior either.
It looks like something is missing above the heater controls. There's too much of a gap.
Not keen on that long stretch of leather, or suede, or whatever material they put there.
Cooled seats is nice. Wish I had that.
The windshield HUD is also nice (compared to the flip up HUD in mine). Saying that though, I find I'm always looking at the HUD, and rarely looking down at the speedo.

Most of the other stuff is already in the 2017, so no real tech advances there.
I'm quite happy with my new car, and the wife absolutely loves it.
Looks like I'll be keeping mine for a while.

Cheers everyone.
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