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2014 Mazda6 priced starting at $20,880, specs revealed

2014_Mazda6_EXT360_SnowflakeWhitePearl_02The pricing details of the new Mazda6 were anounced bac in November and recently the Japanese car manufacturer has released the specs corresponding to the tag prices for the trims of the 2014 model year.

The mid-size sedan Mazda6 offered in the United States will come with a 2.5-L four-cylinder powerplant that can produce 184 HP while revving at 5,700 rpm. There will also be a turbocharged diesel variant that will be released before the year ends.

The gasoline engine will be paired to a six-speed manual transmission that brings the powers to the front wheels. This setup gives the 2014 Mazda6 a fuel mileage of 25/37 mpg city/highway and a 29 miles a gallon combined cycle. There is also an automatic version that is slightly more efficient at 26/38 mpg city/highway and a combined cycle of 30 mppg.

The 2014 Mazda6 will come in three trims. The entry-level i Sport has a tag price of $20,880 exclusive of destination fees. This trim will come with a push-button start, adjustable steering column, power windows, air conditioning, 17-inch alloy rims, and manual transmission. If you will go for an automatic transmission, you end up with added features like 5.8-inch touch screen, rearview camera, and a host of digital media technologies.

The Touring trim goes for $24,495 not including destination charges. This version rolls on 19-inch rims. This car comes with SKYACTIV-Drive as option. It comes with all the features of the entry-level car plus dual-zone climate control, sport seats with leatherette trim, and power seat for the driver.

The top of the line car is the Grand Touring version priced at $24,495. It comes with additional features like a navigation system, keyless entry, Bose speakers, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, and auto-dimming mirrors. It adds heated front seats, power moonroof, 19-inch rims, paddle shifters, among other comfort features.

Mazda unveils modified cars in SEMA

Mazda recently took the spotlight as they went zoom at the SEMA introducing their line of modified vehicles. The Japanese carmaker displayed the dept and coverage of their brand as they display the aftermarket capabilities and potentials of their cars infusing a sporty soul into each ride. Minor modifications were made to the stock vehicles of Mazda to make them ready for the track or to showcase them as street cars.

Mazda Evil Track

The Evil Track Mazda 2 is designed to meet the requirements of NASA and SCCA regulations as a vehicle fit for series racing. The looks of the car was given some spunk through race graphics and body works. This ride is inspired by the Mazda2 Evil presented as a concept car during the 2009 motor show in Los Angeles.

Mazda2 Street

This car is the street version of the Mazda2 rolling on sporty 15×9 light wheels hugged by R compound tyres from Toyo. The paint job involves light gray metallic color accented by matte graphics.

MX 5 Super 20

The 20 stands for the 20 years of successful existence o f the MX-5. This version is given a tougher look and more aggressive attitude through a supercharged engine from Cosworth, smaller wheels, and wider fenders.

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Mazda needs $1 Billion funding for production of hybrid vehicles

Mazda plans to raise about $1 Billion to help push for the development of their new hybrid vehicles and future technologies. The Japanese car manufacturer hopes to beef up their funds by selling treasury stocks and new shares.

A reliable source from Mazda was quoted in some reports that it will issue around 363 million shares of the company. This figure translates to about 25% of the existing stock of the carmaker. There are also some information that it will be selling 96.8 million shares it acquired from majority stakeholder Ford.

Mazda did not show early interest on developing hybrid or electric vehicles like the other Japanese car manufacturers. The North American division of the company categorically declared that they will not go into production of such vehicles if they are not sure if it will click with the market. As the demand for greener vehicles becomes the trend, Mazda changed its view and is hoping to produce hybrid units soon.

Mazda Hydrogen Hybrid

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