Mazda honors Japanese culture with interior design of new sedan

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda6 on Monday, May 7th, 2018 at 9:19 pm
An interior photo showing the various upholstery and accent materials used in the 2018 Mazda6.

What kind of accents are used in the 2018 Mazda6?

Now that the 2018 Mazda6 is finally available for sale or lease at dealerships like Gorman McCracken Mazda, the all-new sedan is going to be in a fight for attention in a very strong and popular segment of the automotive industry. To be sure, Mazda engineers brought their best efforts to bear in terms of performance and efficiency, but the manufacturer’s design team had to find new ways to help the Mazda6 stand out from the pack. In order to give the sedan’s top-of-the-line Signature trim grade an especially premium feel, the automaker explored its Japanese roots for the right kind of accents to be used in the 2018 Mazda6. The Sen wood trim will definitely attract the attention of buyers at Gorman McCracken Mazda.

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Why use Sen wood in the Mazda6?

Traditional Japanese Taiko drums made from Sen wood have a very special place in country’s rich cultural tapestry. These instruments were used for several different reasons from religious ceremonies to local festivities. Sen wood allowed these drums to create the kind of sound that would all but unmistakable.

“The look and the feel are different—more organic instead of the highly-varnished application most people are used to seeing,” Simona Merker, color, material and finish designer at Mazda North American Operations, said in a press release. “Much like the renowned furniture, architecture and instruments that employ Sen wood, the ambiance this material brings to the new Mazda6 is exemplary of the simple, yet striking, elegance of Japanese design.”

A close up photo of the Sen wood accents and Napa leather upholstery in the 2018 Mazda6.
Another look at the interior materials used in the 2018 Mazda6.

The use of Sen wood accents has allowed Mazda designers to design a unique experience inside of the passenger cabin of the 2018 Mazda6 that also pays homage to Mazda’s native Japan. Each piece of Sen wood used in a Mazda6 Signature will have delicate streaks and character marks that ensure no two cars will look exactly the same. When paired with the automaker’s Napp leather and UltraSuede® upholstery material on the seats and dashboard, future owners of the 2018 Mazda6 will know they are driving a truly special automobile.

Anyone who would like to take a look at a model of the 2018 Mazda6 featuring it’s beautiful Sen wood interior accents should make an appointment for a test drive with a Gorman McCracken Mazda sales professional today.

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