Cirrus Introduces 2022 G6 SR Series With Speed And Aesthetic Upgrades


Cirrus has announced the latest iteration of its high-performance piston-single line, the 2022 G6 SR Series. The newest Cirrus models feature refined aerodynamics that cut drag and improve efficiency and range, convenience features for passenger safety and comfort, and practical and aesthetic enhancements to paint and interior appointments.

The speed refinements include redesigned wheel pants with tighter tolerances and smoothed fuselage panel seams, both designed to reduce drag and improve speed and efficiency, adding as much as 9 knots to cruise speeds.

The luggage door now has a remote unlock feature and keyless entry. The door opens beyond 90 degrees and stays open for loading. Trademark Spectra illuminated steps make entry and exit safer and more secure at night. The new models have a distinctive Cirrus “puddle light” logo projected onto the ramp.

Alex Alequin, Cirrus director of design, said on Tuesday (Jan. 11), “Today, we are excited to release the luxuriously bold collection of exterior colors and premium leather interior options in order to create an aircraft that truly echoes your style.” The innovations include eight new paint colors, designed by the Cirrus Xi Design team in partnership with Sherwin Williams’s Aerospace division, featuring “a new paint formulation process unlocking incredible potential and enhancing color definition and flexibility,” according to Cirrus.

On the inside, Cirrus has added updated USB-A and USB-C ports for keeping passengers’ phones, tablets, laptops and other personal devices charged in-flight. On the interior aesthetic front, buyers can choose all-leather premium interiors, or incorporate Cirrus-trademarked black Alcantara inserts from the latest Cirrus design options.

The updated Cirrus IQ status screen includes aircraft model designation and an upgraded navigation bar displaying aircraft status, inspection intervals and a calendar indicating warranty-expiration status.

Addressing the latest product upgrades, Zean Nielsen, CEO of Cirrus Aircraft, said, “The new G6 SR Series is a testament to our devotion to constantly enhance both comfort and safety features across our product lines.”

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Mark Phelps is a senior editor at AVweb. He is an instrument rated private pilot and former owner of a Grumman American AA1B and a V-tail Bonanza.

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    • Marketing guys, of course! Pity the poor engineer who was given this task to implement: “Hey Joe, we’re putting you on the Puddle Light project”. Joe’s probably thinking – I got a degree in aerospace engineering for this? Who did I piss off?

  1. IIRC Cirrus first plane was designed with fit and finish in the interior to emulate a BMW 5 Series.

    I thought it was a good idea at the time.

    For what a person spends on an airplane one would expect it to be at least as nice as a decent car of the same era.

    With that said, these are excellent planes and very capable, and God bless those that could afford it, but for a million dollars I’ll stick with my Maule and buy that home on the Central California Coast we have been looking at.

  2. And … just think … my 1975 C172 Skyhawk II with full IFR cost ~$22K when it was new. A NEW one now costs more than 20 times that. And these companies wonder why airports all over the place aren’t brimming with new airplanes waiting for customers and ferry pilots … like in the mid-70’s.