The 2014 Mazda6 comes in two bodystyles -- sedan and wagon -- with a choice of five different four-cylinder engine variants -- a 2.0-liter gas and 2.2-liter turbodiesel, each available in high or low power tune, and a 2.5-liter gas model -- plus the choice of six-speed manual and automatic transmissions.
New active-safety features in the 2014 Mazda6 will include High-Beam Control (HBC) and Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS), and a Hill Launch Assist feature will be included. Rear Vehicle Monitoring, a Lane Departure Warning System, a Smart City Brake Support system, and an Emergency Stop Signal (to notify of panic braking) are other safety features that may be included or on offer. Mazda also boasts that the new body structure is much lighter (200 pounds less due to ultra-high-strength steel), yet designed for top ratings in tests around the world, while the front seats have a new anti-whiplash design.
Skyactiv is already firmly rooted in efficiency, but to really make its mark, Mazda added a brake-energy regeneration system called i-ELOOP. The system makes use of a variable voltage alternator (12-25V) and a capacitor to help store energy and reduce fuel consumption. When the driver lifts off the accelerator, the alternator's spinning is used to charge the capacitor which then, after a quick pass through a 25-12V converter, powers the car's electronics.
The all-new Mazda6 goes on sale in January. The diesel version will arrive in the second half of 2013.
SOURCES: Edmunds, The Car Connection, Motor Trend
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