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Redesigned 2014 Mazda6 Rakes In End-of-Year Awards

Last updated Monday, December 2, 2013 10:15 ET

Sedan Lauded by Popular Mechanics, Road & Track and the Hispanic Press

Raynham, USA, 12/02/2013 / SubmitMyPR /

For the 2014 model year, Mazda completely redesigned its Mazda6 from the ground up, outfitting the midsize sedan with a full suite of fuel-saving SKYACTIV technologies and the brand's aggressive KODO, or Soul of Motion, design language. Those changes have not only made a big impact at dealerships, with year-to-date sales of the model up by 14 percent year-over-year through October, but they have also garnered praise from automotive journalists in their end-of-year awards, with Popular Mechanics, Road & Track and the Hispanic media all lauding the Mazda6.

After test-driving new models for the past year, the staff at Popular Mechanics magazine named the 2014 Mazda6 its Car of the Year, commending the model's 40-mpg highway rating, its sports-car feel and its seductive styling. The top criteria considered by Popular Mechanics in determining the award winner were affordability, bold design, fuel efficiency, innovation, performance and utility. Elsewhere, Road & Track magazine recently designated the Mazda6 as its Best Family Sedan of 2013, noting that the car's responsive steering and nimble chassis make the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord seem like "dead fish" by comparison.

"With the 2014 Mazda6, Mazda started from scratch to create a midsize sedan that essentially has no weaknesses, whether you're looking in the areas of performance, fuel efficiency, style or practicality," said Barry Chew, sales manager of Mastria Mazda, a Massachusetts Mazda dealer. "Any car that can return 40 mpg on the highway while also pleasing driving enthusiasts and turning heads on the road deserves a lot of industry praise."

Completing the Mazda6's trifecta of recent accolades is a Hispanic Motor Press Award in the Sedan category. Decided by a jury of 12 Hispanic automotive-media professionals, the 2014 Hispanic Motor Press Awards honor the best new vehicles in 11 segments when it comes to comfort, design, driver satisfaction, economy, environmental requirements, functionality, handling, performance, safety and value.

About Mastria Mazda:
As the Mastria Auto Group's newest dealership in Raynham, Mass., Mastria Mazda has inherited the company's dedicated customer-first approach to vehicle sales and service. Local Mazda fans can find the automaker's entire fuel-efficient lineup at Mastria, with models ranging from the stylish Mazda3 to the versatile Mazda CX-5. Mastria Mazda not only matches Massachusetts motorists with their ideal Mazda model, but also offers an expert team of technicians to keep that vehicle running smoothly for years to come. Visit their dealership at 1545 New State Highway Route 44 in Raynham, call them at 888-415-0565 or visit them online at www.mastriamazda.com. They can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MastriaMazda.