The new Mazda 6 estate is to gain its debut at the Paris Motor Show later this month.
Like the saloon version, which is currently on show at the Moscow International Auto Show in the Russian capital, the estate will have the very latest ‘clean diesel’ engine with SkyActiv technology Mazda has been working on for years.
The engines will comply with much tougher Euro 6 emissions regulations, as well as offering buyers lower running costs and desirability in the same package.
Both the saloon and the estate versions of the extremely pretty new flagship Mazda will be on show in Paris, along with details of the 2.0-litre SkyActiv petrol engine that will also be offered in the cars.
It is the second new Mazda model, after the CX-5 compact SUV, to use the company’s new Kodo design style. Kodo is translated as ‘soul of motion’.
Mazda claims both body styles will offer “responsive and agile driving, which is at the core of the Mazda brand, while also featuring a sense of dignity, style, luxury feel and comfort expected from a vehicle in the C/D segment.”
This will be the first Mazda to incorporate an energy recuperation system that harvests energy that would otherwise be lost under braking. The i-ELOOP system is the second stage in Mazda’s environmental technology development strategy.