2014 Mazda Mazda6 Set For 2012 Paris Auto Show Debut

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At this week’s 2012 New York Auto Show Mazda is presenting its Takeri concept car yet again, a stylish sedan showcasing the automaker’s latest SKYACTIV technology and previewing its next-generation Mazda6.

Although we’ve seen the Takeri already, Mazda has used the concept's U.S. debut to announce details concerning the next-generation Mazda6.

The automaker has confirmed the new Mazda6 will go on sale early next year as a 2014 model, following a world debut this September at the 2012 Paris Auto Show.

For the U.S. market, the car will feature a SKYACTIV-G gasoline engine and be available with two transmissions, the SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual and SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic. The manual is smaller and lighter than conventional units and benefits from reduced internal friction. The automatic, meanwhile, benefits from improved torque transfer efficiency thanks to a wider lock-up range. Best-in-class fuel economy also is targeted, as was achieved on the 2013 CX-5 compact crossover.

Sadly, Mazda has confirmed that the 2014 Mazda6 in the U.S. won’t feature the SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine showcased in the Takeri concept car, though it plans to offer a clean diesel engine to U.S. buyers eventually.

Final specifications and pricing will be announced closer to the vehicle's sale date.

Prototypes for the 2014 Mazda Mazda6 have already been spotted testing in Europe, though they are heavily masked and modified to look like the current model. They show that the 2014 model will be about the same size as the current model but slighter wider.
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Comments (3)
  1. looks like the next 6 will be using the upright grille that makes the CX5 look terribly ungainly. sort of like a buck toothed person. A slight angle on the grille pulling bacl would have been more ideal !

  2. Quite certain there will be again two versions of this car - this smaller lithe Japan/Euro/global version and a bigger specific for the American market. What a brilliant looking car, I'm sure Mazda will keep most of the concept's look when they hit the showroom floors.

  3. Not a chance - Mazda has learned its mistake from developing a car specifically for the US Market that doesn't sell. They would have been far better off simply modifying the JDM model and selling even fewer Mazda6's than spending the development money for the current unloved US Mazda6.

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