No hybrid option planned for Mazda6
The information comes from Jay Amestoy, the vice president of public and government affairs for Mazda’s U.S. operations. Speaking with Edmunds, Amestoy confirmed that Mazda was not planning on going the hybrid route for the Mazda6 at the moment.
Starting at $18,550, the base model 2009 Mazda 6 comes with a 170hp (127kW) 2.5L four-cylinder petrol engine with a manual transmission and mileage figures of 20mpg (11.7L/100km) in the city and 29mpg (8.11L/100km) on the highway. There’s also a 270hp (201kW) 3.7L V6, which achieves just 17mpg (13.8L/100km) around town and 25mpg (9.4L/100km) on the highway and is only available with an automatic transmission.