2014 Mazda6 Production Begins in Japan

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Mazda held a ceremony today at its Hofu Plant in Japan, bringing over 500 employees together to celebrate the beginning of production of the companies all new redesigned 2014 Mazda6.

President and CEO Takashi Yamanouchi, delivered a speech at the gathering, pointing out that this occasion also marks the 10th year of production for the Mazda6, and the 30th year of operation at the Nishinoura district of the Hofu Plant.

The first Mazda6 off the line was a European bound wagon, powered by the 2.0-liter SkyActiv gasoline engine. This is the second vehicle in Mazda’s lineup to fully adopt the SkyActiv suite of fuel saving technologies, as well as the brands new KODO- soul of motion design language. Debuting for the first time on the car is Mazda’s i-ELOOP regenerative braking system.

The new Mazda6 will be debuting in North America sometime in early 2013, while deliveries of the car in Europe will start in late 2012.

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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