Found this again from Motoring.com
I know trim options vary per market but to think the minor updating to the 6 for 17' may only be safety features more standard across the full line of Sport, Touring, & Grand Touring.
Also, will we be seeing Reverse SCBS here in the states? Not to be confused with RCTA which is just a warning indicator. Is it a possibility that we may see a 2016.5 M6 as well? I just wish they would add heated seats standard in Touring models.
Mazda6 safety and value enhanced - motoring.com.au
"Mazda has taken the Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Rear-view mirror with auto dimming function and Smart City Brake Support – Forward (SCBS-F) from the options column and made those features standard across the Mazda6 range. Touring and GT variants also score Smart City Brake Support – Reverse (SCBS-R) as standard."
Side not: BSM, RCTA, and SCBS, are not available in any rendition of the Sport model in 16'. BSM & RCTA have been standard on Touring models since 15' though.
Looks like we'll be waiting awhile for a power train refresh after all.
What still gives me hope for the 17 model update is that these may only be applied to M6's in Australia.