Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
July 25, 2012
But a Russian site called AutoWP has released a high-resolution image of the new 6 onto the web.
The new 6 looks to be a carbon copy of the Takeri concept, right down to the grill. This will be Mazda's second vehicle that will use the Kodo design language, the first being the CX-5 crossover.
Engines will include 2.0L Skyactiv inline four-cylinder engine and a 2.2L Skyactiv-D engine, both going through six-speed manual and automatic transmissions.
The new 6 will make its official debut at the Paris Motor Show in September.
Update: Earlier this morning, Mazda let loose some official pictures of the new 6 and announced the new 6 will premiere at the Moscow Auto Show next month. You might be scratching your head and wondering why Mazda picked Moscow as the place to launch the new 6. The reason is due to Russia emerging as a automotive market.
For the Russian market Mazda6, that will be a equipped with a SKYACTIV-G 2.0L gas engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Mazda will still show the new 6 at the Paris Motor Show in September, likely announcing what each market will get when the 6 is launched.
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Press Release is on Page 2
ALL-NEW 2014 MAZDA6 TO MAKE WORLD DEBUT AT MOSCOW AUTO SHOW
Redesigned Model to Receive Full Suite of SKYACTIV Technologies, KODO Design Theme
IRVINE, Calif. (July 24, 2012) – The highly-anticipated all-new 2014 Mazda6 will make its global debut during press preview days at next month's Moscow International Automobile Salon. The redesigned vehicle will be the second Mazda to be fully incorporated with SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, the brand's proprietary engineering focus on developing fuel-efficient, performance-oriented vehicles as a result of lightweight and redesigned engine, transmission, chassis and body structures.
On display in Moscow will be a Russian-specification sedan featuring a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine mated to a SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle also will feature "i-ELOOP," the world's first capacitor-based regenerative braking system. In real-world driving conditions, which involve frequent acceleration and braking, i-ELOOP, a name derived from "Intelligent Energy Loop," will improve fuel economy by up to 10 percent.
More information on the all-new 2014 Mazda6 sedan will be announced during a press conference on Wednesday, August 29. The complete lineup of 2014 Mazda6 vehicles will make their global debut in late September at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Markets and specific models will be announced at a later date.
Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through more than 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, visit the online Mazda media center at www.mazdausamedia.com. Product B-roll may be ordered online by visiting The News Market at www.thenewsmarket.com/mazda.