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Mazda Committed to Bringing Mazda 6 Diesel Option to America

Mazda6 to have diesel option in US in futureThe Mazda 6, with its array of stunning color palettes and its slick, low-riding design, is already one of the sexiest choices in the Mazda lineup—and Mazda can’t wait to up the sex appeal even farther with a diesel option in North America. Unfortunately for everyone, especially us here at Parks Mazda, they’ll have to wait for a while anyways. The Mazda 6 diesel, equipped with SKYACTIV-D technology, is already sold basically around the world, but it doesn’t currently meet North American engine regulations.

But have no fear, loyal Mazda enthusiast, because Robert Davis, senior vice president of Mazda US Operations, has promised to bring the Mazda 6 diesel to the North American market. “We’re still committed to bringing diesel to North America,” says Robert Davis, senior vice president, Mazda US Operations. “It separates us from the other Japanese manufacturers and it allows us to compete with Germany near-luxury cars.” It only remains to be seen what new engine technologies will help make this happen and how long they will take to implement.

Until then, we can all dream of the deathly quiet ride and hybrid-like fuel efficiency and environmental consciousness found in the Mazda 6 diesel. We’re pretty sure this is what perfection looks like—if perfection was a car.

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The All-New Mazda6 Earns Top Safety Ratings All Over the Globe

2014 Mazda 6 interior

When Mazda announced that the Mazda6 had earned the prestigious 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it simply capped off an impressive run of safety awards all across the world. The Mazda6 has already been honored with five-star safety ratings in Europe and Japan (where it goes by the name Mazda Atenza) and even earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS.

So, loyal Parks Mazda blog readers—just how has the new Mazda6 built this reputation as one of the most decorated cars, safety-wise, in the world? It starts, as so many things start with Mazda, with SKYACTIV technology. In this case, the Mazda6 specifically uses the lightweight, rigid SKYACTIV-Body and the KODO-Soul of Motion design theme.

The Mazda6 is so impressive that Mazda has even made it the brand’s new flagship sedan. So if you want to stay safe but drive an incredibly flashy, stylish sedan, come in to Parks and check out the heavily-decorated Mazda6!

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SKYACTIV Brings Mazda Back to Global Racing

Mazda has dialed up the competition by unveiling its latest creation, a factory-backed SKYACTIV-D Smart Diesel-powered racecar that will make its debut at the Rolex 24 at Dayton in January.

Not content with merely winning the 2013 Grand-Am GX Manufacturers Championship, Mazda is now looking to return to the global racing stage by challenging the best North America has to offer. The last time was when it won 24 Hours Le Mans in 1991.

This new racecar makes Mazda the only OEM racing with a diesel machine. The SKYACTIV-D Smart Diesel race engine is a true production-based engine and carry-over from the development work done with the Mazda6 GX-class racing cars, with the engine being 51% stock by parts count and 63% stock by weight. This is a transparent demonstration of the quality, durability, performance, and reliability of Mazda’s powerplants.

And this kind of quality is exactly why our customers at Parks Mazda always seem to find just what they’re looking for. Will you?

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Mazda6 Car of the Year

2014 mazda6The complete redesign of the 2014 Mazda6 has proven to be a success for the Japanese automaker, as the midsize sedan was just named Car of the Year by Popular Mechanics.

“At Popular Mechanics, we love it when bold engineering and great design come together,” said Jim Meigs, editor-in-chief. “The Mazda6 really impressed us with how well it delivers so many things modern car owners want: great mileage, fun road-handling, upscale features and looks – and remarkable value.”

Popular Mechanics is an award-winning magazine with an interest in the best of today’s technologies and beyond. The Mazda6 stood out especially thanks to its SKYACTIV®1 TECHNOLOGY, the umbrella term for the dozens of performance-oriented, fuel-saving engine, transmission, body, and chassis components featured in the car, making the third-generation Mazda6 one of the most advanced vehicles ever produced by Mazda—and that’s saying something from a company already reputed for its engineering technology.

If that sounds as good to you as it does to us, come check out the Mazda6 at Parks Mazda.

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