Mazda released first pictures and a teaser video of its brand-new Mazda 6, known in Japan as the Atenza. According to Automotive News [sub], the car will arrive stateside early next year as a 2014 model, equipped with a 2.5 liter Skyactiv engine. If you want to see and touch the car now, you have to go to Russia.
Mazda shows the 2014 Mazda6 at the 2012 Moscow Motor Show, which begins August 29 and runs through September 9, 2012.
The new Mazda6 will have the full complement of Mazda’s Skyactiv, its sheet metal is styled according to what Mazda calls the Kodo – Soul of Motion design language. It will also be the first Mazda with Mazda’s brake energy regeneration system, i-ELOOP.
While Americans get a beefier 2.5 liter engine, Russians will have to make do with a direct-injection Skyactiv-G 2.0 gasoline engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Automotine News says the U.S. version comes with a stick. More details will be revealed at a press conference on August 29, 2012 in Moscow.