2014 Mazda6 makes U.S. debut in Los Angeles image

The Japanese based automaker Mazda has brought the new generation of the Mazda6 to the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

After being officially presented to the public earlier this year during the 2012 Moscow Motor Show, and thank making its way to the Paris Motor Show and to the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney, the new generation of the Mazda6 is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the carmaker bringing it to the Los Angeles Auto Show, where the model has made its North American debut.

“We’ve dangled the carrot long enough and we couldn’t be more excited to officially introduce North America to our latest next-generation product, the 2014 Mazda6, as well as showcase even more engineering accomplishments under our SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY umbrella with the SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine and i-ELOOP”, said the president and CEO of Mazda North American Operations (MNAO), Jim O’Sullivan.

According to the car manufacturer, the 2014 Mazda6 is getting a SKYACTIV-G 2.5 liter petrol unit under its hood, producing a total output of 184 HP at 5,700 rpm and with a peak torque of 185 lb-ft, available at 3,250 rpm. The performance figures for the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 liter diesel aren’t available yet but both engines will get a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission.