Mazda releases photos of new Mazda6
Mid-sized car makes world debut at Moscow show next month
Mazda today released photographs of the third-generation Mazda6 in full-production sheet metal ahead of the vehicle's global debut next month at the Moscow auto show.
The redesigned Mazda6 will give the company some fresh blood in Europe's growing mid-sized sedan segment, where the car ranked eight in 2011 with sales of 28,496. When the sedan arrives early next year, it will have to compete with a newly redesigned vehicles in the segment such as the Ford Mondeo.
The Russian-market Mazda6 gets a base, 2.0-liter gasoline direct-injection engine, according to Mazda's announcement.
In improve the Mazda6's fuel economy it will get Mazda's new regenerative braking system. Called "i-ELOOP," the system converts kinetic energy created during braking into electricity stored in a capacitor. The capacitor powers the car's fuel pump, lights, audio, air conditioning and transmission and engine control systems.
Production of the new Mazda6 begins at Mazda's plant in Hofu, Japan, next month.
Douglas A. Bolduc contributed
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