Mazda will debut its all-new Mazda 6 model at this month’s Moscow Motor Show in Russia. The new family vehicle is the second product to be launched from Mazda’s new generation of vehicles and follows the Mazda CX5 in employing the Japanese carmaker’s full range of SKYACTIV technologies.
The vehicle will be unveiled on Wednesday 29th August at 11.30am local time – 8.30am British time – although Mazda is highlighting that the car will be strictly Russian specification.
It is likely that although revealed as a saloon in markets such as Russia, the UK will continue to receive the Mazda 6 as a more practical hatchback highlighting the difference between the debut model and the vehicle earmarked for the Britain.
UPDATED: In the UK it is believed we will get two versions of the Mazda 6, as both saloon and a tourer model.
The system can save up to 10% more fuel in stop-start traffic over a similar vehicle not equipped with the same technology.
The energy recovery system harnesses otherwise wasted kinetic energy under braking, recycling it into electrical energy for storage in capacitors to later power the vehicle’s electronic systems. This reduces power needed from the engine and therefore load, improving efficiency.
The new Russian market Mazda 6 uses the 165bhp Skyactiv-G 2.0-litre petrol engine mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox as found in the Mazda CX5 crossover. It is highly likely that the firm’s 2.2-litre Skyactiv-D turbodiesel engine will feature in the UK version of the Mazda 6 in both 150 and 175bhp guise.
Along with the Mazda CX5, the new Mazda 6 embodies a new generation of Mazda vehicles with a distinct focus on driving enjoyment and environmentally friendly motoring.
Expect more details on the new car closer to its debut in Moscow and subsequent UK-spec unveiling.