Mazda’s Mazda6 was once a sleeper in the aspect of being a volume seller that not many people really talked about. With such emphases put on midsized sedans being the cash cows that they are for automakers, the Mazda6 could help make or break Mazda’s future.
Let’s face it; a lot is riding on the Mazda6 and by the looks of a perpetual influx of Mazda6 ‘sneak-peak’ images, that can be taken literally.
Mazda, over the course of a week, has released few details of the Mazda6 with new teaser images slightly revealing what the upcoming work-horse of Mazda will look like. So far, the new Mazda6 looks to resemble styling of the well-perceived CX-5 crossover, which is a good thing if you ask me. The new styling language, dubbed Koda, will filter down from the CX-5 finding its way on the new 2014 Mazda6 and eventually reaching other models as their generation run ends.
The new 2014 Mazda6 is said to replace its current V6 engine for a four-cylinder featuring SkyActive technology, a new 6-speed automatic transmission and regenerative braking called i-ELOOP (Intelligent Energy Loop) to improve fuel economy by up to 10%.
The Mazda Takeri concept, which debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show last year, is the basis of the2014 Mazda6’s design. Mazda will have its work cut out to compete with the likings of the new Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry and even the upcoming Honda Accord redesign.
The new 2014 Mazda6 will make its official debut at the 2012 Moscow Auto Show next month.
2011 Mazda Takeri Concept