Mazda to Build New 6 in China from 2013

2013 Mazda6 1 photo
Photo: Mazda
Mazda has announced that it will be building the all-new 6 in China, from the latter part of next year. The car will be built through the FAW-Mazda joint venture, which currently also makes the two previous generations of the car, the older one being simply called Mazda6, while the newer generation is called Mazda6 Rui Yi.
Strangely enough, both these older generations of the car will be kept in production, alongside the latest incarnation of Mazda’s large saloon. This is by no means a bad thing, as the Six has always been one of the better cars in the class, and arguably one of the best to drive.

No word on which engines it will be available with, but the older cars currently in production are available with a two-liter petrol unit, with 150 hp, while the newer car also gets a 2.5-liter unit, with 170 hp. However, the new model will probably benefit from the whole list of SKYACTIV technologies, and it will also be considerably more expensive than the other two models.

Still, this is truly a first, as we have not heard about three generations of the same car being built under the same roof - at least the Chinese buyer is offered several alternatives.
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