Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) debuted SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter clean diesel engine and the new 2014 editions at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov 30th. The all-new 2014 Mazda6 mid-size sedan, updated 2014 CX-5 compact SUV and face-lifted 2013 CX-9 mid-size SUV were all showcased at the electrifying event.
Taking nearly identical design cues from the TAKERI Concept, the 2014 Mazda6 follows in the all-new footsteps and clean-sheet-of-paper approach of CX-5 to become the second production vehicle to feature the full breadth of the KODO “Soul of Motion” design language and also fully incorporate SKYACTIV Technology. Mazda6 will feature a new SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter gasoline engine as well as new-to-market technologies in the Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) system, an automated safety feature designed to mitigate front-end collisions at low speeds, and i-ELOOP, the world’s first capacitor-based brake energy regeneration system used to provide electricity to all the vehicle’s electrical systems.
The 2014 CX-5 also will receive the SCBS system, which will be available as part of an upgraded Technology Package on GT models. At this time, the CX-5 will not be equipped with i-ELOOP.
Both the 2014 CX-5 and 2014 Mazda6 will go on sale in January 2013.
Available at Mazda dealerships now, the 2013 CX-9 receives a mid-cycle facelift, immediately evident in its familial KODO design enhancements to the front and rear fascia. The three-row, seven-passenger SUV stalwart also becomes even more tech savvy with Mazda’s next-generation audio and infotainment system that includes a 5.8-inch color multi-information touch screen display, updated Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a TomTom technology-based in-dash navigation system, and HD Radio Technology.
All vehicles are scheduled to be on sale this winter.