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Introducing The 2014 Mazda6

2014 Mazda

William Maley
Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
August 29, 2012

Mazda has revealed the new 2014 Mazda6 mid-size sedan at the Moscow Auto Show.

The exterior design follows Mazda's new Kodo ("Soul of Motion") design language and draws heavily from the company's 2011 Takeri concept. The front end has a very muscular look with a large five-point grille, character lines running along the hood, and reshaped headlights with LEDs. The side features a character line above the front wheel well that extends into the front doors. The back end has narrowed taillights, dual exhausts, and a chrome strip running along the hood.

"We have created a design in which the wild and dynamic expressions of motion artistically realize a powerful presence," said Mazda's chief designer, Akira Tamatani.

Inside the new 6, Mazda went for a straightforward and clean design. Also shoulder, knee, and leg room have all been increased thanks in part to a longer wheelbase.

For the Russian market, the Mazda6 will come either a 2.0L Skyactiv four-cylinder producing 148 HP and going through a six-speed manual or automatic, and a 2.5L Skyactiv four producing 189 HP and going through a six-speed automatic. There is also a diesel engine in the cards. The Mazda6 will also premiere the "i-Eloop" system, which is a regenerative braking system.

We'll learn what the U.S. spec Mazda6 will come with in due time.

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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111 inch wheelbase
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it looks loverly.
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First time I've liked it in years....much cleaner look...
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Better than the current one but still blah in my book. Not really sure what they hope to achieve with their style direction. Plus they really need to rethink their so called skyactive technology as it says nothing about what the benefit is nor does it stick in the mind.

SkyActive means what again?
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skyactiv is weight reduction and mechanical efficiency basically.

this new 6 looks too much like the old one, the interior radio looks cheap like in the CX5, and the front fender thing just is a little weird. Overall I like it, and the mpg and fun should be there. This car will badly need to be promoted and be sold on value, zoom zoom, and fuel economy. They had better keep the price in line. 2.5 + man better be an option.
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