Full Frontal: Mazda Unveils 2014 Mazda6 Before Moscow Debut

By Joel Arellano | July 25, 2012
First there was a video clip, which concentrated on the 2014 Mazda6 headlight. Then another, this time angling over an A-pillar, front door seam, hoodline, and finally a rearview mirror. Finally, a third vid appeared where one could make out some tantalizing taillights. Car enthusiasts, though, had lost interest by the end of the second clip and were searching Google for "car" and "porn" of a different kind. Mazda may have realized its mistake,  as the Zoom-Zoom-ZOOM automaker finally stopped the teasing and released full frontal, close-ups, and rear shots of the all-new Mazda6. The mid-sized sedan is scheduled to make its world debut at next month's Moscow Motor Show. Automobile Magazine did a fine job covering the 2014 Mazda6's design, which is heavily based on the Kodo philosophy showcased last year by the Takeri Concept. Mazda confirms that the Mazda6 will be equipped with its Skyactiv engine which currently powers both the current Mazda3 and the all-new Mazda CX-5 crossover. Mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, the Mazda6 may thus achieve 35-40 mpg, which easily puts it among segment leaders Toyota, Ford, and even Hyundai. Mazda, though, has yet to release official figures. The 2014 Mazda6 will also be the first vehicle in the lineup to be equipped with i-ELOOP, Mazda's version of regenerative braking. According to the automaker, the system can increase fuel economy by up to 10-percent.
Automotive.com's take: The images of the Mazda6 look promising, though we need a full model to make an effective call. Even more pressing is how the Mazda6 will drive. We've tested both the Mazda3 and CX-5 and you can tell the powertrain system is geared for frugality than fun. Maybe the Mazda6, though, will surprise us. What do you think of the upcoming Mazda6's design? Is it eye candy? Or an eyesore? As always, let us know in the comments below. Source: Mazda, Automobile Magazine

The Japan based Mazda Motors has released recently some teaser images of its upcoming 2014 Mazda6 mid-size sedan, clearly displaying its new taillight design.