Following a little preview of the new Mazda6 wagon, the 2014 Mazda6 Sedan has finally made its web debut… and damn – it’s good looking. Going from concept form with the debut of the Takeri Concept at the 2011 Tokyo Moor Show, the Mazda6 does its best to stay to the concept style, while becoming a practical mid-size family sedan.
Followed by the Mazda CX-5, the Mazda6 is the second vehicle from the brand to feature the full suite of SKYACTIV technologies.
Making its debut in Moscow, the Russian-spec Mazda6 is powered by a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine that makes 134 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 155 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. The engine can be mated to a SKYACTIV-MT 6-speed manual transmission or SKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission. When the 2014 Mazda6 goes on sale in the U.S. early next year, it will be powered by a SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter gasoline engine (will also be available in the Russian market) that makes 189 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 189 lb-ft of torque at 3,250 rpm.
While the 2014 Mazda6 is the second vehicle to get all the SKYACTIV technologies, it is the first to get the brand’s new ‘i-ELOOP,’ the world’s-first capacitor-based regenerative braking system. Mazda says that in real-world driving conditions, the i-ELOOP will improve fuel economy by up to 10 percent.
I personally can’t wait to test drive one of these.
- By: Omar Rana