Photo of 2017 Mazda6 courtesy of Mazda.

Photo of 2017 Mazda6 courtesy of Mazda.

Mazda has set pricing for its 2017 Mazda6, which will retail for at least $22,780 — a $450 increase from the 2016 model, the automaker has announced.

Mazda will again offer the Mazda6 in three trim grades, including the Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring with an available 6-speed manual transmission on the Sport and Touring. The SkyActive-G 2.5L four powers the entire lineup.

The 2017 Mazda6 Sport with the manual kicks thing off at $22,780. The Sport with a 6-speed automatic transmission starts at $23,830. The manual-equipped Touring retails for $25,030, while the automatic Touring retails for $26,080. The Grand Touring with the automatic retails for $31,530. Shipments to Alaska add $45.

Mazda began building the 2017 Mazda6 in June. Mazda assembles the vehicle at a plant in Hofu, Japan.

Fleets can begin ordering the vehicle this month. The first retail units will begin arriving at dealer lots toward the end of August and into early September, according to Mazda.

Mazda has added several new features to the 2017 Mazda6 including G-Vectoring Control, as well as redesigned exterior mirrors, steering wheel and seat back pockets. The Grand Touring trim adds traffic sign recognition, radar cruise control, lane keep assist, high-beam control, and forward automatic braking with a collision warning.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet