Mazda introducing Mazda6 with 2.5L SKYACTIV-G with SCBS and i-ELOOP capacitor-based regen system at LA Auto Show; timing on and application for diesel
Among its several North American vehicle debuts at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show, Mazda will introduce the 2014 Mazda6 mid-size sedan featuring 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, a capacitor-based brake energy regeneration system. (Earlier post.)
Mazda will also announce the official timing and vehicle application for the US-destined SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter diesel engine at the show.
Earlier this year, Mazda introduced a Russian-specification Mazda6 equipped with a direct-injection SKYACTIV-G 2.0 gasoline engine and six-speed SKYACTIV–DRIVE automatic transmission. (Earlier post.)
Taking nearly identical design cues from the TAKERI Concept, the 2014 Mazda6 follows the 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.
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.
Mazda Motorsports will also unveil an all-new competition race car which will make its motorsports debut at the 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona. The vehicle will be equipped with a turbocharged SKYACTIV-D 2.2L, making it the first diesel-powered competitor in the 51-year history of the 24-hour race. Upon build completion, the diesel racing engine remains 63% OEM stock. Taking place in January, Mazda will be seeking its 24th motorsports class win during the premier motorsports endurance race in the United States.