2014 Mazda Mazda6

The first 2014 Mazda6 to roll off the line surprises the auto world

The first 2014 Mazda6 rolled off the assembly line in Japan and it wasn’t the new sedan that everyone has been waiting for.

Production of the all-new Mazda Mazda6 began yesterday and the first vehicle to roll off the assembly line was a Mazda6 wagon. The highly anticipated Mazda6 sedan was not the star of the opening production ceremonies. The new Mazda6 has been fully redesigned for the first time in five years and Mazda threw a party at their Hofu Plant No. 2, in Yamaguchi, Japan.

This wasn’t a small ribbon cutting ceremony, but 500 people gathered to see Mazda's Representative Director and Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, Takashi Yamanouchi, and a representative of the Mazda Workers Union start the commemoration ceremony. The three joined hands before giving speeches before the gathering of company executives and employees.

The biggest surprise of the day was that the first vehicle to roll off the line was not the highly anticipated sedan that Mazda has been giving us teaser video's of. But Mazda chose to reveal a Soul Red Mazda6 wagon in the opening ceremonies. Mazda says the all-new Mazda6 wagon is built to European specifications and powered by the SkyActiv-G 2.0 gasoline engine.

The Mazda6 is the flagship model

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