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2016-Mazda-6-Diesel-concept

2016-Mazda-6-Diesel-concept

Are you ready for the Mazda6 Coupe and diesel models? Now that Mazda has finished rounding out its signature models based on the dynamic, fuel-effective Skyactiv technology, the company has declared its intention to delve more deeply into special edition models and niche products. Available information and insider opinion tell us that this will involve two new incarnations of the newly revamped Mazda6 as well as new variants of the Mazdaspeed product. In Phoenix, Chapman Mazda is the home to all Mazda models and signature products.

Early next year, the world will get its first glimpse of the much-anticipated Mazda6 diesel hybrid, which marks a departure from Mazda’s previous preference for eschewing hybrid technology in favor of standard gasoline-powered engine improvement. Currently the diesel hybrid is set to launch in Japan; however, no U.S. launch date is yet available. The Diesel Mazda6 will allow Mazda to compete directly with VW and other newly introduced, upscale diesel models.

Diesel-powered cars, not previously popular in the Japanese market, have begun to see a spike in sales. They have been extremely popular in Europe for decades as well, but have been generally slow to catch on in the U.S., due to a relatively high initial purchase cost. Producing a clean-burning, highly efficient diesel engine requires a significant investment in engineering, research and development, increasing sales price points.

The two-door 2017 Mazda6 Coupe, a sportier take on the current sedan body style, is expected to debut in 2016 also. Although a two-door model built on the existing sedan platform seems to confound car reviewers, Mazda believes there is a market for a mid-size model with a younger, sportier vibe.

Named one of the “Car and Driver’s” 25 Cars Worth Waiting For from 2015-2018, the 2018 Mazdaspeed3 will be a much-anticipated addition. The Mazdaspeed vehicles, a designation given to the specialty adaptations of Mazda’s stock models, are performance consumer vehicles based on the company’s motorsport racing series cars. Although specs are not yet available, experts anticipate the Mazdaspeed3 will be a screamer, sure to send auto insurance companies screaming for the hills. Expect to see subsequent special edition models too, including a Mazdaspeed2 and Mazdaspeed6.

Finally, Mazda plans to work in the coming years on perfecting its range expander based on rotary technology as well as an electric vehicle and HCCI (homogenous charge compression ignition) technology. One thing’s for sure: it’s going to be an exciting decade for the Mazda brand!

Watch for the 2015 Mazda6 Coupe, coming soon to Chapman Mazda in Scottsdale and the Phoenix area.

Mazda 6 Coupe Concept

Mazda 6 Coupe Concept