The all-new 2014 Mazda6 will make its global debut during press preview days at next month’s Moscow International Automobile Salon.
The redesigned vehicle will be the second Mazda to be fully incorporated with SKYACTIV technology, the brand’s proprietary engineering focus on developing fuel-efficient vehicles.
On display in Moscow will be a Russian-specification sedan featuring a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine mated to a SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission.
The vehicle also will feature “i-ELOOP,” claimed to be the world’s first capacitor-based regenerative braking system. In real-world driving conditions, which involve frequent acceleration and braking, i-ELOOP, a name derived from “Intelligent Energy Loop,” will improve fuel economy by up to 10 percent.
More information on the 2014 Mazda6 sedan will be announced during a press conference on Wednesday, August 29. The complete lineup of 2014 Mazda6 vehicles will make their global debut in late September at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Markets and specific models will be announced at a later date.
Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through more than 700 dealers.