Monday, September 3, 2012

2014 Mazda6 On Sale In U.S. In Early 2013

The all-new 2014 Mazda6 with the full suite of SKYACTIV® technologies will launch in Europe this year and go on sale in the U.S. and Canada in early 2013 with an added slew of all-new safety features and fuel efficiency-improving technologies. Under the hood of the Russian-specification Mazda6 is a 134 horsepower SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine that can be paired with either the SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual transmission or SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission. A 189 horsepower SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter gasoline engine also will be available in the Russian market.

Similar to TAKERI concept, the Mazda6 features a new front fascia with a five-point "signature wing"  on a 111-inch long wheelbase, allowing for a roomier interior and ample storage space. Compared to the previous generation, the front wheels have been pushed forward nearly four inches in relation to the A-pillar, resulting in reduced overhang while the rear deck has been shortened, further enhancing the vehicle's lower, leaner and longer stance. Final specifications for other global markets, including the U.S. and Canada, will be disclosed at a later date.