Friday, February 22, 2013

New Mazda6, 2014 CX-5, Facelifted 2013 CX-9 and Global Motorsports Premiere Coming to LA

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Mazda is the next carmaker to confirm its North American and global debuts for the LA Auto Showthat runs for the public from November 30 to December 9, 2012.While not a world premiere, the star of the Japanese brand's booth will no doubt be the all-new Mazda6 mid-size sedan, which in the U.S., will launch in January 2013 with a new SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter gasoline engine and a number of fresh technologies.
These include the Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) system that is designed to mitigate front-end collisions at low speeds, and Mazda's i-ELOOP, which is a capacitor-based brake energy regeneration system for improved fuel consumption.
The CX-5 will be introduced as a 2014 model gaining the SCBS system as part of an upgraded Technology Package for the Touring and Grand Touring grades. It also goes on sale in January, 2013.
Next up is the restyled 2013 CX-9, which we first saw at last month's Sydney Motor Show. Available for order now, the CX-9 sports a new front fascia, tail lamps and rear bumper, all of which adopt Mazda's familial KODO design cues, along with some minor upgrades to the interior, including a new audio and infotainment system with a 5.8-inch color multi-information touch screen display.
The only world premiere taking place at Mazda's LA Auto Show stand will be an as of yet unnamed competition race car that will make its motorsports debut in January at the 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona, and which is powered by a turbocharged SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter diesel engine – a first in the 51-year history of the endurance race.
"It's definitely an exciting time for the Zoom-Zoom brand," commented Jim O'Sullivan, president and CEO of Mazda North America.
"The long-awaited, redesigned 2014 Mazda6 will naturally receive much interest but let's not take away from our strong SUV lineup in the CX-5 and CX-9, which are segment leaders in their own right.  Motorsports, an innate part of Mazda's soul, will have important news to share and last but most certainly not least SKYACTIV-D will be here. I have no doubt that consumers will look at Mazda's upcoming lineup with wide eyes, stirred hearts and driving inspiration," he added.




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