Mazda Takeri Concept

Mazda released a few videos on its YouTube channel, which show brief previews of what the redesigned 2014 Mazda6 will look like. The 2014 Mazda6 looks a lot like the Mazda Takeri Concept, which made its U.S. debut in April at the New York Auto Show. The most notable similarities can be seen in the grille and front-end styling of both cars.

“As before, we see clear evidence that Mazda is using the Kodo ‘Soul of Motion’ design language of its Takeri Concept as the starting point for the 6's shape, and that's a good thing,” Autoblog reports.

Mazda says in a statement that the 2014 Mazda6 will feature its 2.0-liter four-cylinder Skyactiv engine, which boosts fuel economy over Mazda's base four-cylinder engine, and is also found in the 2013 Mazda CX-5 and 2012 Mazda3. The Takeri Concept utilizes a Skyactiv clean diesel engine, as well as a start/stop system and regenerative brakes, which help conserve fuel. Mazda has yet to announce if these systems will carry over to the redesigned 2014 Mazda6.

The redesigned 2014 Mazda6 will compete with other affordable midsize cars that were recently overhauled or will be soon, including the 2013 Nissan Altima, 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, 2013 Ford Fusion and 2012 Toyota Camry. A new Honda Accord is also on its way.

Mazda hasn’t announced pricing information or full specs and features yet, but the 2014 Mazda6 is slated to hit dealerships early next year.

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