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    Leaked: Mazda6 UPDATED



    William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    July 25, 2012

    For the

    of weeks,
    has been teasing us with
    showing off the new
    that will be shown at the Paris Motor Show in September.

    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.

    Source: AutoWP via CarScoop

    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.

    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.

    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.

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    i like the current 6, wish it had better gas mileage and such. and a more adventurous interior.

    might end up being one of the best MT midsizers....

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    still sporty.... maybe a tad more class than previously too. looks good.

    it won't be losing the v6...? no news about it so it'll stay?

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    still sporty.... maybe a tad more class than previously too. looks good.

    it won't be losing the v6...? no news about it so it'll stay?

    No the six is going away.. Skyactiv four-cylinders for the time being

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    本当に退屈な。日系人のすべての車が似ている、実際の古いなっています。私 ' メートル良い古いゼネラル ・ モーターズに固執するでしょう

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    For the most part midsize FWD family sedans don't appeal to me these days (the new Fusion might sway me, however I think there will be too many on the road) but a diesel Mazda6 certainly has potential.

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    I like this, way better than what Mazda has been doing with that big ugly black mouth.

    Bingo...question is...qill Mazda survive as a low volume independent?

    Methinks they are a bit where Studebaker was in the mid fifties...building some interesting cars, but heading for extinction....

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    I like this, way better than what Mazda has been doing with that big ugly black mouth.

    Bingo...question is...qill Mazda survive as a low volume independent?

    Methinks they are a bit where Studebaker was in the mid fifties...building some interesting cars, but heading for extinction....

    True if Mazda, Suzuki and possibly Subaru do not merge into a more global competative car company, I think the first two will die and go away and Subarau will become a bastered child of some larger auto company. AKA Replacement for the ugly worthless Scion division, replaceed by Subuaru Division.

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    I think the interior is boring...same complaint with the CX-5...but the idea of a Mazdaspeed6 successor, coupe, and diesel are all very intriguing...I think the exterior is quite attractive

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