2014 MAZDA MAZDA6: A major draw to the Mazda exhibit at last year's Chicago Auto Show was the all-new 2014 Mazda Mazda6, which returns for a second time during the Chicago show, Feb.8-17, 2014. This marks the third generation Mazda6, and the first to wear Mazda's new KODO design elements that include a bold new front fascia with a five-point "signature wing," elongated hood, cab-forward proportions and chiseled steel panels that suggests power and elegance before the gas pedal is even floored to go. The latest Mazda6 offers a choice between the 13:1 high-compression ratio SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter gasoline engine or the new SKYACTIV-D 2.2L clean diesel engine, which bestows an impressively low compression ratio of 14:1. The SKYACTIV-G 2.5L is estimated to achieve a lead-foot worthy 184 horsepower. Performance estimates for the SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine are not yet available. A choice of SKYACTIV transmissions in either the SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic or SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual. This is also the first production vehicle to feature Mazda's capacitor-based brake energy regeneration system called i-ELOOP that provides power to all the electrical mechanisms in a vehicle. Standard features and optional packages include aggressively styled large-size alloy wheels, expressive LED lights, supportively bolstered seats and high quality interior materials. In addition, there are premium technology offerings in a TomTom-based in-dash navigation system, Bose premium audio, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity. An all-new safety component called Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) will be offered and is designed to assist a driver in avoiding front collisions when traveling at speeds of less than 20 miles per hour.
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