Second in line to adopt the brand’s new KODO Soul of Motion design language, the 2014 Mazda6 will get more than a SkyActiv engine and new styling.
Fuel economy is a big part of what Mazda is pushing with its SkyActiv engines, but the powerplant won’t be alone in delivering fuel savings. Mazda will also include a capacitor-based brake regeneration system to put power back into the car while taxing the engine less to generate that electricity than a conventional system would.
Apart from that, the car will also benefit from a “Smart City Brake Support” system which is designed to prevent low-speed collisions by braking for the driver.
The same system will also be included in the 2014 CX-5 small crossover, both of which will go on sale in January 2013. Previous information suggested that there will be more on tap for both cars than what Mazda announced today.
First, the 2014 CX-5 is said to also be slated for the larger 2.5-liter SkyActiv engine which would represent a 41-hp increase over its current 2.0-liter unit.
There might also be another engine available in the soon-to-be-sold Mazda6, which is rumored to receive the brand’s SkyActiv-D diesel engine in a little less than a year. While that information remains unconfirmed to date, Mazda also said an official announcement about its 2.2-liter oil burner will take place this week at the L.A. Auto Show.