2014 Mazda 6 U.S. pricing announced

Article by Christian A., on December 24, 2012

Pricing information for the all-new 2014 Mazda 6 has been announced at its consumer site. Destination charges are included in the $21,675 price tag of the base 6 with a 2.5-liter I-4 and a six-speed manual. The 2014 model is only $155 higher than the current Mazda 6. While this is not yet the official pricing list of the 2014 range, it’s expected that the base car has a starting price of below $22,000 and that the high-level Grand Touring is priced from $30,500.

It could be assumed that the price of the Grand Touring price tag is for a car equipped with the standard 2.5-liter Skyactiv four-cylinder that can deliver 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. In GT guise, it will likely only be available with a six-speed automatic transmission. The same powerplant will be used by the base car. However, buyers can choose between six-speed automatic or manual transmissions.

The added price for the Mazda 6 GT will probably go to features like larger wheels; a moonroof; heated side mirrors; automatic wipers, headlights, and climate control; leather-trimmed heated seats; a power driver’s seat; and an upgraded sound system. It’s likely that a mid-grade Touring model will be positioned between these two extremes. However, it hasn’t been announced yet what the prices are for the added 2014 Mazda 6 trims levels.

It’s also not yet known what the price is for Mazda’s new 2.2-liter turbodiesel I-4. Mazda has not yet revealed what the U.S. specifications are for the engine.

But the European version delivers 173 hp and 310 lb-ft. It will also come with sophisticated features such as blind spot warning, a backup camera, a navigation system, the Smart City Brake system, auto start/stop, and Mazda’s i-ELOOP regenerative braking system. It’s likely that Mazda will offer a technology package that puts together all of these features for an extra cost.

The latest Mazda 6 is a mass-produced model out of the Mazda Takeri concept car introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2011. Chief Designer, Akira Tamatani said the structure of the latest model is tough. Its stance is low and wide which suggests stability and power. The characteristics of the car’s framework make the impression of remarkable dynamism without reducing the world class charm and system it shows as a CD car. A glance at the automobile makes one anticipate its superior drive experience. The car’s design cue of dynamism creatively expresses a powerful presence.

The car’s matched interior is in keynote black. This attribute makes the vehicle look elegant and modern without sacrificing its quality and enduring luxury feel. The car’s smooth and powerful exterior expresses an intuitive firmness and an athletic flare even at first glance.

Exterior

All of the characteristics of the front face add up to the active structure of the body that suggests motion. The hallmark wing is fused into the deeply molded face in front—a face design element common to the latest Mazda family. The creases of the bonnet spread from the signature wing’s tips up to the body character lines. Its nose has a firm styling.

The car has integrated lines that capture the figure of a predator preparing to slay. Firstly, the car has a rear fender line that conveys driving force from the automobile’s hind quarter. Another, it has a front fender line that suggests strong shoulders supporting nimble forefeet. Lastly, it has three chic character lines at the side that extends forward from the rear tire.

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