Live from the launch: Mazda 6

Tom Webster

We're playing spot the difference today, as we're on the launch of the facelifted Mazda 6.

You'd be hard pushed to tell what the brand had changed for the mid-life update though. New foglights and a new surround to the Mazda logo on the front grille is about all that is immediately obvious.

A new petrol engine has joined the range, but the tweaks to the diesels are more important.

We're in the mid-range 161bhp diesel this morning, which has trimmed emissions to 143g/km - still nowhere near similar powered offerings from BMW and Audi. Impressions are good so far, with the engine sounding a bit noisy but responsive from my passenger seat vantage point. Can't help but feel that not much has changed though...