Just hours ago, a high-resolution teaser shot of the 2014 Mazda6 leaked onto the internet, giving us a very clear glimpse of the new sedan's front fascia. Not to be outdone, Mazda has responded by releasing three more high-res images of the new car, which we've learned will officially debut at the 2012 Moscow Auto Show next month.

After looking at the new quartet of images, along with the series of teaser videos – all one, two, three, four of them – there's little to be left to the imagination when it comes to the design of Mazda's rakish new sedan. From what we can see so far, this thing looks mighty handsome. The company's new Kodo design language is certainly flaunting its stuff here, with a more aggressive front fascia and upswept profile line that, like the CX-5, gives the car the impression of being "up on its haunches," as one Mazda representative described it to us once.

Right now, all we know is that Mazda plans to debut its new midsize sedan with a 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G gasoline four-cylinder, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The Japanese automaker has also stated that the 2014 Mazda6 will feature the company's new i-ELOOP (short for Intelligent Energy Loop) capacitor-based regenerative braking system that will, according to Mazda, "improve economy by up to 10 percent."

Following the Russian-spec car's debut on August 29, the rest of the world will have to wait until the Paris Motor Show in late September to see exactly what's in store for each individual market. Scroll down for Mazda's official press blast.
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ALL-NEW 2014 MAZDA6 TO MAKE WORLD DEBUT AT MOSCOW AUTO SHOW

Redesigned Model to Receive Full Suite of SKYACTIV Technologies, KODO Design Theme


IRVINE, Calif. (July 24, 2012) – The highly-anticipated all-new 2014 Mazda6 will make its global debut during press preview days at next month's Moscow International Automobile Salon. The redesigned vehicle will be the second Mazda to be fully incorporated with SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, the brand's proprietary engineering focus on developing fuel-efficient, performance-oriented vehicles as a result of lightweight and redesigned engine, transmission, chassis and body structures.

On display in Moscow will be a Russian-specification sedan featuring a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine mated to a SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle also will feature "i-ELOOP," the world's first capacitor-based regenerative braking system. In real-world driving conditions, which involve frequent acceleration and braking, i-ELOOP, a name derived from "Intelligent Energy Loop," will improve fuel economy by up to 10 percent.

More information on the all-new 2014 Mazda6 sedan will be announced during a press conference on Wednesday, August 29. The complete lineup of 2014 Mazda6 vehicles will make their global debut in late September at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Markets and specific models will be announced at a later date.

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through more than 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, visit the online Mazda media center at www.mazdausamedia.com. Product B-roll may be ordered online by visiting The News Market at www.thenewsmarket.com/mazda.


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      BEEEAMMERRR_GUY
      • 2 Years Ago
      Honda - do you see this?
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      AP1_S2K
      • 2 Years Ago
      Puts to shame most other Japanese companies especially anything Nissan puts out (organic curved design language).
      BEEEAMMERRR_GUY
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh yeah baby, cut me a piece!
      Weezle Eye
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bring the Diesel version to the states!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      BEEEAMMERRR_GUY
      • 2 Years Ago
      The rear end remidns me of the old Mazda Millenia. http://dayerses.com/data_images/posts/mazda-millenia/mazda-millenia-11.jpg
      CarSnaab
      • 2 Years Ago
      Are those smoked tail lights? A bit "retro," but I like it. In fact, I like how Mazda hasn't chased too many styling fads. When all cars seem to have stretched out anime eyes that stretch to the a pillar, I like seeing a car with narrow and wide headlights. I also have not been a fan of the irregular blocky tail lights of Audi, Acura, and Kia. They just seem to visual trap dead space. There don't seem to be overly done LED accents in the headlights either. I assume there won't be a giant LCD with touch screen controls inside either. Mazda seems to be making a practical, restrained, and classy car. That's great for some of us, but unfortunately for Mazda, taste seems to be lacking from the general consumer base.
        Gavin Varitech
        • 2 Years Ago
        @CarSnaab
        I've seen the interior and it is very restrained, not like the other cars you are talking about. It does have a screen for the stereo/navi, but it's not huge and it doesn't control everything. Most of the controls are still manual.
      Sugaki
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't recall ever saying this about a Mazda, but that's one beautiful car. Hopefully the interior quality will be a step up too.
      rsxvue
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks great! Based on the photos, I think the design will age very well. If I were in the market for a mid-size sedan, I'd wait for the new 6 to debut to make any purchases.
      ThucBiDza
      • 2 Years Ago
      So it looks mostly exactly like the Takeri concept, I dig.
      herrstreet
      • 2 Years Ago
      And... Mazda is back. I hope that it's as light as they want it to be and that there is a Mazdaspeed option. The Sonata now looks old and over-styled.
        wickedme91
        • 2 Years Ago
        @herrstreet
        What about the Optima? That looks like the only competition for Mazda6 in looks.
      Famsert
      • 2 Years Ago
      BEAUTIFUL.
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