2012 LA: 2014 Mazda6 makes U.S. debut along with SKYACTIV-D diesel engine

The 2014 Mazda6 today made its North American debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show and brought along with it the company’s SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter clean diesel engine.

“We’ve dangled the carrot long enough and we couldn’t be more excited to officially introduce North America to our latest next-generation product, the 2014 Mazda6, as well as showcase even more engineering accomplishments under our SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY umbrella with the SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine and i-ELOOP,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO). “As Mazda continues to grow and SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY continues to offer real-world efficiency and performance, our Los Angeles announcements are only tips of the iceberg. The best is yet come.”

The gasoline version of the 2014 Mazda6 will be powered by a SKYACTIV-G 2.5L making 184 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 185 lb-ft of torque at 3,250 rpm. Performance figures for the SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter clean diesel engine are not yet available. Both engines will features either the SKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed automatic or SKYACTIV-MT 6-speed manual.

Stay tuned for pricing details.

2012 LA Auto Show

– By: Omar Rana