First Look: 2014 Mazda6 Wagon
By Brandon Turkus
September 05, 2012
The handsome Mazda6
will be getting a long-roof wagon when it goes on sale later in 2013. We like the design plenty. The new rear end looks natural and fits the overall design theme.
What’s more interesting is what's currently sitting under the hood. Rather than the standard gas engine, Mazda's new 2.2-liter Skyactiv diesel provides power. We don't have much info, except that the new diesel will be available in two power levels. There's no word on transmissions, but considering manual and auto options are available on the gas-powered cars, it's fair to assume the diesel will get the same gearboxes. Good looks, diesel torque, a manual transmission, and (probably) excellent fuel economy? All wrapped up in an ultra-useful wagon body? Sounds good to us.
If an oil-burner doesn’t appeal to you (what’s wrong with you?), the 6 Wagon will also feature the 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter Skyactiv gas engines. The five-door 6 will feature the same i-ELOOOP regenerative braking system, and the assorted Skyactiv fuel-saving features that we covered when the 6 sedan debuted last week.
The full-reveal of the 2014 Mazda6 Wagon will take place later this month, at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, at which point we hope to have complete information on availability and power.
Please scroll down for the official press release from Mazda.
World Premiere of All-New Mazda6 Wagon at 2012 Paris Motor Show
- Mazda to exhibit SKYACTIV-D 2.2 clean diesel engine model that complies with Euro6 emissions regulation –
HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation will hold the world premiere of the all-new Mazda6 wagon (known as Atenza in Japan) at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The new Mazda6 Sedan, currently making its debut at Moscow Motor Show, will be exhibited alongside the wagon. Both models displayed at the Paris Motor Show will feature Mazda's new SKYACTIV-D 2.2 clean diesel engine. Sales of the 2013 Mazda6 will begin in Europe later this year. The 2012 Paris Motor Show begins September 27 and runs through to October 14.
The SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel engine is available in either Standard Power or High Power versions. Both engine types comply with Europe's Euro 6 emissions standards. Additionally, the new Mazda6 will also be available with the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 and SKYACTIV-G 2.5 direct injection gasoline engines.
The new Mazda6 is the flagship model for a new generation of Mazda products. It incorporates the very best of Mazda's craftsmanship and technical expertise across all domains, from dynamic performance and design, through to environmental performance and safety. It is the second of Mazda's new generation of products which incorporate both the full range of SKYACTIV technologies and the new KODO - Soul of Motion design theme. It also features a range of advanced safety technologies and Mazda's unique brake energy regeneration system, i-ELOOP.
The official name of the motor show is Paris Mondial de l'Automobile 2012. Press days are September 27 and 28, and the show will be opened to the public from September 29 to October 14. Mazda will hold its press conference from 12:45 - 13:00 am on September 27, 2012 (local time).