Popular Science Names MAZDA6 Best of What’s New
Popular Science Magazine annually devotes its December issue to “the year’s most remarkable innovations,” according to Cliff Ransom, executive editor of the publication. The task is a tall one, and requires their staff to select 100 honorees from thousands of possible winners, and in 2013 the MAZDA6 was among the “Best of What’s New.”
The completely redesigned 2014 MAZDA6 was awarded not only for its sleek exterior styling, but mainly for its SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter clean diesel engine with revolutionary “Intelligent Energy Loop,” or i-ELOOP, regenerative braking system, which allows the 2014 MAZDA6 to return a best-in-class 40 mpg highway.
“Mazda is honored to be included in Popular Science Magazine’s annual Best of What’s New Awards,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO of Mazda North America, in a press release. “From an engineering standpoint, to have the 2014 MAZDA6 with SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY be recognized by Popular Science is a distinction that proves you don’t need to be the most expensive vehicle on the road to feature premium technology and advanced engineering.”
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