After leaking a number of less-than-revealing teaser images earlier this month, Mazda has finally released several high-quality photos of its upcoming mid-size sedan. As we reported here two weeks ago, the all-new 2014 Mazda Mazda6 sedan will be making its world premiere at the Moscow Auto Show at the end of August. Holding true to promise, it bears a striking resemblance to the Mazda Takeri Concept vehicle that made its debut at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Show and provides the most dramatic vision to date of the firm's new Kodo -- "Soul of Motion" styling language.
Following the automaker's recently-launched CX-5 compact crossover, the new Mazda6 becomes the second model in the lineup to incorporate the entire range of SkyActiv technologies that touch all aspects of the fundamental design to reduce weight, enhance vehicle dynamics and improve fuel efficiency. This sophisticated front-drive 4-door also will be the first Mazda production model to be fitted with the company's new brake energy regeneration, i-ELOOP (Intelligent Energy Loop) system technology.
While Mazda did not elaborate on any other details, it did confirm that the Mazda6 that will appear in Moscow is a Russian-spec model equipped with a 160-horsepower/2.0-liter SkyActiv-G gasoline engine and a 6-speed SkyActiv-Drive automatic transmission. Expect to see a wagon version of the new Mazda6 make its debut at the 2012 Paris Auto Show in September.
The 2014 Mazda Mazda6 Sedan will go on sale in the U.S. sometime during the first half of 2013. At the moment, there are no plans to bring its even more versatile runningmate to this country. However, we definitely can expect to see the 2.2-liter SkyActiv-D turbodiesel engine find its way under the hood of the Mazda6 4-door at some point after its initial American launch.