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Mazda announced that the all-new 2014 Mazda6 wagon will be unveiled later this month at the Paris Auto Show. Both the new sport wagon and its sedan counterpart will be powered by the 2.2-Liter Skyactiv-D clean diesel engine.
The Skyactiv-D clean diesel engine is currently available in the Japanese market CX-5 mid-sized crossover SUV and is the only diesel-powered engine able to meet the strict Japanese emissions standards without use of a urea after-treatment system to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions. The 2.2-liter I-4 develops 173 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, returning 44 mpg (5.34 l/100km) in the Japanese JC08 test cycle when mated to Mazda’s Skydrive automatic transmission.
The 2014 Mazda6 sedan was unveiled last month in Moscow and both models are expected to go on sale in the U.S. in early 2013. Mazda confirmed at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in January that it plans to bring a diesel-powered passenger car to the U.S. but has not yet announced which model will get the Skyactiv-D diesel engine first.