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New Mazda6 to premiere in Moscow

Mazda's flagship sedan will feature a full suite of the brand's SkyActiv technologies

Published: July 25, 2012, 9:00 AM
Updated: April 29, 2018, 3:18 PM

2014 Mazda6 Russian spec sedan

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Mazda will unveil the next generation Mazda6 (Atenza in Japan) at the MoscowMotor Show in late August, marking the first major redesign of Mazda’smid-size family car in more than five years. Available as both a station wagon and four-door sedan in some markets, the 2014 Mazda6 will arrive here solely as a sedan.

It will be the first Mazda equipped with the company’s innovative new regenerative braking system. Called i-ELOOP, it's the world’s first capacitor-based regenerative system. It captures energy generated under braking, converts it to 12 volts and feeds it to the various electronic components. Unlike regenerative systems employed in hybrid cars, there is no battery involved with i-eLOOP which charges and discharges in seconds. Mazda says that by generating electricity in this manner instead of relying solely on a power-robbing, belt-driven alternator, it can increase fuel efficiency up to10%.

The new Mazda6 will be the second new-generation Mazda to incorporate the full slate of SkyActiv technologies andthe new corporate KODO design language. It will have a new 2.5-litre four-cylinder SkyActiv engine with a diesel possibly to follow.