Want To See The New Mazda6? Go To Moscow

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt
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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.

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  • Icemilkcoffee Icemilkcoffee on Jul 25, 2012

    I wonder why they don't put a 2.0 base engine in there. Maybe they want to create some distance between the gas version and the diesel version? Nobody would buy the diesel if the gas version can also get an EPA rated 40mpg (the EPA rating is too optimistic for gas engines and too passemistic for diesels)

  • Mr_muttonchops Mr_muttonchops on Jul 25, 2012

    I really like this new styling direction. It seems like a direct continuation of the Mazda design language from a few years ago, before they went with the ridiculous happy face, and feels like this should have been the design all along.

  • GregLocock Two adjacent states in Australia have different attitudes to roadworthy inspections. In NSW they are annual. In Victoria they only occur at change of ownership. As you'd expect this leads to many people in Vic keeping their old car.So if the worrywarts are correct Victoria's roads would be full of beaten up cars and so have a high accident rate compared with NSW. Oh well, the stats don't agree.https://www.lhd.com.au/lhd-insights/australian-road-death-statistics/
  • Lorenzo In Massachusetts, they used to require an inspection every 6 months, checking your brake lights, turn signals, horn, and headlight alignment, for two bucks.Now I get an "inspection" every two years in California, and all they check is the smog. MAYBE they notice the tire tread, squeaky brakes, or steering when they drive it into the bay, but all they check is the smog equipment and tailpipe emissions.For all they would know, the headlights, horn, and turn signals might not work, and the car has a "speed wobble" at 45 mph. AFAIK, they don't even check EVs.
  • Not Tire shop mechanic tugging on my wheel after I complained of grinding noise didn’t catch that the ball joint was failing. Subsequently failed to prevent the catastrophic failure of the ball joint and separation of the steering knuckle from the car! I’ve never lived in a state that required annual inspection, but can’t say that having the requirement has any bearing on improving safety given my experience with mechanics…
  • Mike978 Wow 700 days even with the recent car shortages.
  • Lorenzo The other automakers are putting silly horsepower into the few RWD vehicles they have, just as Stellantis is about to kill off the most appropriate vehicles for that much horsepower. Somehow, I get the impression the OTHER Carlos, Tavares, not Ghosn, doesn't have a firm grasp of the American market.