2016 Mazda6 Infotainment System Gets a Refresh before Heading to LA

Imagine getting in your car each the morning and your infotainment system brews a hot cup of coffee. That’s before giving you a short but effective motivational speech peppered with quotes from the Dalai Lama. Or maybe it just drives the car for you while you catch a few more winks.

While we’re not quite there yet, you should know that the 2016 Mazda6 will be outfitted with a new and improved infotainment system. This comes after the Mazda3’s system had already been improved. Now it looks like the Mazda6 infotainment system will be inheriting a lot of those improvements, including a new, standalone setup and a newer interface.

Mazda6 Infotainment System

It will be interesting to see how different the interface is from the 2015 model shown here.

Other changes the new Mazda6 will undergo are aesthetic tweaks to the front-end and “brightwork around the lower bodywork,” according to Motor Authority.

The refreshed Mazda6 is debuted at the LA Auto Show last week and we here at Bakersfield Mazda couldn’t have been more excited to see these improvements highlighted by Mazda themselves!

2016 Mazda CX-5 Facelift Leaks Ahead of LA Auto Show

The LA Auto Show officially starts for the press on Wednesday, at which point we expect to get our first full look at the new and improved 2016 Mazda CX-5. Because we live in the age of the Internet, you can get your first look at it right now.

Turns out that World Car Fans got a hold of a brochure that previews the few modest yet noticeable changes that will grace the 2016 CX-5 when it hits showrooms like that of Bakersfield Mazda next year.

2016 Mazda CX-5

There will be modest changes from this 2015 CX-5 for the 2016 model year.

From what we gather, the 2016 CX-5 will have new bumpers in front and back, updated headlights, and a new grille pattern. The brochure also alludes to LED elements in the headlights, but it’s possible (and likely) that they won’t be making their way stateside.

On the inside, you can expect the newest and grooviest version of the Mazda Connect infotainment interface.

Apart from this, it’s hard to say with any certainty what—if any—significant changes Mazda will make during the CX-5’s mid-cycle refresh. If Mazda’s track record is any indication, whatever it decides to do will only serve to make the 2016 CX-5 the best compact SUV on the market.

2016 Mazda 6 Coupe Planned to Add a Sporty Touch to the Mazda Lineup

In case you haven’t heard, Mazda recently released some surprising details about a Mazda 6 coupe, something never seen before. With a sporty new design and upgraded performance, the 2016 Mazda 6 coupe could become one of the best sports cars on the road.

2016 Mazda 6 Coupe planned

The 2016 Mazda6 Coupe will be an even sportier looking, two-door version of this 2015 model.

So, what’s so impressive? Well, a coupe version of the classic mid-size sedan would mean building on an entirely new platform. Many automakers have abandoned this concept, due to its complexity; however, the engineers at Mazda have it down.

Car and Driver had a giddy response to news of the 2016 Mazda 6 Coupe planned. “Dropping a 6 coupe cherry on top of Mazda’s current product sundae suggests that the company is confident and willing to plant a flag in a field that most other manufacturers have all but abandoned. The rest of the industry may have bailed on the mid-size, two-door coupe…”

Even if the 2016 coupe seems a long ways away, we still have the popular 2015 Mazda 6 here at Bakersfield Mazda. With 28/36 mpg, a 2.5-liter I4 engine, and state-of-the art safety, no matter which Mazda 6 interests you, you’re bound to end up in a quality car.

Mazda-Sponsored SXSW Festivals Promise to Be a Hit

If you love movies and music as much as we do here at Bakersfield Mazda, you’ll be thrilled to hear about their new partnership with SXSW. SXSW, short for South by Southwest, has accepted an offer from Mazda to be their new automobile sponsor in a three-year contract. As a major source for emerging music, film, and technology, the festival is sure to be a good deal for Mazda.

Mazda-sponsored SXSW

The new partnership means you’re more likely to see 2015 Mazda CX-5s at the next SXSW festival you go to.

The Mazda-sponsored SXSW events are bound to integrate the newest tech and media from the festivals, as SXSW is constantly searching for new media to launch. With Mazda’s help, they’ll be able to generate better exposure and larger events.

“Music, Film and technology are passion points for Mazda customers and our official partnership with the festival will allow us to connect with them on a deeper level, in one of the most forward-thinking environments around,” said Russell Wager, VP of Marketing for Mazda.

Since 1987, the SXSW festivals which take place every year in mid-March have been rapidly growing. They have premiered such films as The Hurt Locker and Short Term 12, featured musicians like the Foo Fighters and The Flaming Lips, and such guests as Conan O’Brien and Elon Musk.