Production Model Mazda6 Set to Debut This Fall

Last fall, Mazda unveiled their futuristic Takeri Concept. At the time, we knew it was built on Mazda's new SkyActiv technology, with a lightweight frame and fuel-efficient 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The gasoline-powered variant of this technology has since debuted in the Mazda3, and a diesel-powered variant is in the works, as well. And, coming up this fall, this so-called KODO - Soul of Motion design language will make its market debut on the upcoming Mazda6 .

The Takeri Concept Mazda revealed in Tokyo in 2011 most definitely shares many elements with the upcoming production model Mazda6. Not only did the concept reveal stunning new design language from the automaker, it was powered by a 165-hp diesel engine capable of producing 300 lb-ft of torque. It's unclear, at this point, if the SkyActiv-D clean diesel engine that powered the concept will be available in the 2013 Mazda6 in the United Sates, but we're crossing our fingers!

Other features that debuted in the concept (that we're expecting to carry over to the Mazda6), include a new six-speed automatic transmission,  lightweight chassis, and an engine idle-stop system. Mazda also took regenerative braking technology a step further with a system that stores kinetic energy from deceleration, and then converts it to power air conditioning, audio systems, lights and other electrical equipment within the vehicle.

So, will you be ready for the next generation Mazda6? Be sure to stay tuned with us, Twin City Mazda, 3076 Airport Highway Alcoa, TN 37701 to learn more about it as we get closer to its autumn arrival.

Questions about this or any other new Mazda model featuring SkyActiv technology? Contact us via our website, and a member of our team will get right back to you.

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