As the Mazda6 goes on display at the 2012 Moscow Motor Show, Mazda releases full pictures and details of the striking new sedan. It is the second Mazda product, after the CX-5, to adopt KODO design language, and it looks pretty good for an affordable mid-size saloon. Looks, however, are not the most important thing about the new car. That’d be the technology.
2013 Mazda6 is packed with the Japanese car maker’s SKYACTIV technologies. They cover almost anything from the body to the chassis and suspension, and of course the engine, and their main purpose is to enhance the car’s fuel efficiency while improving its driving pleasure at the same time. Hard trick to pull off, but Mazda is adamant they’ve done it. They say the new 6 offers driving pleasure on a whole new level.
From the new tech features contributing to the Mazda6’s great driving characteristics, we can mention SKYACTIV-Chassis front MacPherson strut and rear multi-link suspension, new column-type electric power assistance for the steering system, optimised brake booster, robust SKYACTIV-Body structure, optimized aerodynamics, and on top of all this, a great cabin – sporty and comfortable.
Engine-wise, the 2013 Mazda6 will launch with a SKYACTIV-G 2.0 with 150 PS and 210Nm, and a SKYACTIV-G 2.5 developing 192 PS and 256 Nm of torque. Bth units feature i-stop and i-ELOOP (regenerative braking system) for greater efficiency and less emissions.
In terms of safety, the new 6 sedan comes with some high-tech features, such as Rear Vehicle Monitoring (RVM) and Adaptive Front Lighting (AFS), as well as Smart City Brake Support (SCBS).
Mazda seem to have all the bases covered with the new sedan. But as always it’s that unique Mazda charm that is this car’s winning card.