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2014 Mazda Mazda6 Teaser No. 4 Released: Video

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Mazda has released a new teaser video for its upcoming 2014 Mazda6, which is due for its world debut at the 2012 Paris Auto Show this September.

Despite the car in this video looking very similar to the Takeri concept car unveiled last year, Mazda is keen to stress that this is in fact the production version which has been deliberately styled to match the lines of the well-received concept.

The latest teaser comes just days after we spotted a prototype for the new car testing in Germany. Though the prototype was for a wagon variant of the new Mazda6, its styling suggests that the final version set for reveal in Paris will be a looker.

The new Mazda6 shares its platform with the 2013 CX-5 crossover and features a number of innovative design elements as well as full compatibility with the latest SKYACTIV range of green technologies.

One of these is the implementation of 1,800 megapascal (approximately 261,000 psi) ultra-high tensile steel in its construction. The new steel is not only much stronger than regular steel, it’s also significantly lighter.

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 original Takeri concept, though Mazda plans to offer a clean diesel engine to U.S. buyers eventually.

2011 Mazda Takeri Concept

2011 Mazda Takeri Concept

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Instead, expect to see a hybrid model powered by technology borrowed from Toyota, as well as a turbocharged four-cylinder base model.

Transmission options will include a conventional six-speed manual or six-speed automatic.

Look out for the reveal of the new 2014 Mazda Mazda6 in the coming months, with sales to follow early in the new year.

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  1. What is keeping manufacturers from offering a diesel/plug-in hybrid that gets fantastic mileage? It seems to be the best of both worlds.
     
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  2. I have been asking that question for years. If the trains can do it why not autos?
     
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  3. The French have had some for almost a year now. Volvo has also just launched one, and Mercedes-Benz is about to--all in Europe.

    We guess the cost of gas is still low enough in the U.S. that it doesn't make economic sense to pay a premium for both a diesel engine and plug-in hybrid technology just yet.

    Here are some links to examples being sold in Europe -

    http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1070856_mercedes-bringing-e400-hybrid-and-e300-bluetec-hybrid-to-detroit

    http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1070545_volvo-details-diesel-electric-plug-in-hybrid-gas-version-coming-to-u-s
     
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  4. The reason is because the additional cost of a diesel set up is not worth it versus using an efficient Atkinson cycle gas engine, unless perhaps, if they use tiny 1.2/1.4L diesels. The 2L diesels aren't that much more efficient than a small Atkinson and would cost more to produce.

    Only 1.2L/1.4L diesels would make sense, but I doubt manufacuters would ever use such a small diesel, even though the electric motor in a hybrid vehicle would offset the low power numbers.
     
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  5. Sad that Mazda preferred to showcase another mfg. technology instead of their own diesel in the US. Comparisons between the 6 and the Camry Hybrid are going to done by the journalist and rarely does one beat a Toyota product. Good luck Mazda!

    Also unfortunate is the Mazda diesel is supposed to run Urea-free which would give them a leg up on the German products.

    Maybe in the CX-5 then......?
     
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  6. I think this will be a great looking car. An Audi at budget pricing. And knowing Mazda, it should be fun to drive as well.
     
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  7. Mr. Vijayenthiran -

    You say "Sadly, Mazda has confirmed that the 2014 Mazda6 in the U.S. won’t feature the SKYACTIV-D..."

    In researching this vehicle, you are the only one who I can find that is saying this. Can you provide your source?

    Chris
     
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  8. Mazda's official comment is that it will launch a diesel engine next year, though this is expected to be in the CX-5. We haven't reported on it much here at Motor Authority, though you can read about it here - http://www.autoweek.com/article/20110905/carnews/110909939

    Our source at Mazda has told us that the Mazda6 will eventually feature a diesel, though the engine in the Takeri concept won't be offered in the 2014 launch model, which is what the article above specifically states.
     
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  9. Should be the ultimate gas saver since it would use NO gas whatsoever.
     
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  10. Had a 2009 Mazda 3 5-Door, loved it! Would like to see Mazda survive. I agree about Mazda being a budget-Audi (and that’s a compliment). Glad their styling is betting better. The current smiley grille on the new 3 is awful.
     
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  11. The SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter turbodiesel seemed like the perfect engine. Awesome gas mileage already being a diesel, adding skyactiv would only make it better and the turbo would help with the lack of HP that most diesels have. I'm really curious Viknesh, if they don't plan on offering this engine what do they plan on replacing the V-6 with? From the looks of it there won't be an engine offered that gets anywhere near the V-6's 275HP.

    Thanks
     
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  12. Hi Yona,

    We're expecting the engine lineup in the 2014 Mazda6 in the U.S. to initially feature a hybrid model, as well as a turbocharged four-cylinder. The engine in the Mazdaspeed3 is a turbo four and produces around 260 horsepower, so something similar could easily appear in the new Mazda6.

    Also, the new Mazda6 will be lighter than the car it replaces, so outputs could be lower and performance maintained or improved.

    We won't really know until the reveal in Paris.
     
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  13. Should be the ultimate gas saver since it would use NO gas whatsoever.
     
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  14. no diesel? no sale!! what a major let down.
     
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