Mazda's Atenza to Be Renamed "Mazda 6"


Tokyo, July 4 (Jiji Press)--Mazda Motor Corp. <7261> said Thursday it will launch in Japan a partially remodeled version of the Atenza, one of its flagship models, under the name used in overseas markets, "Mazda 6."

The renamed model, whose lineup will include a version equipped with a turbocharged 2.5-liter gasoline engine, will be put on sale on Aug. 1, the Japanese automaker said.

The new Mazda 6 will come in two types--sedan and wagon.

Customers can choose diesel or gasoline engines with displacement of 2,000-2,500cc.

The prices for the models will range from 2.84 million yen to 4.23 million yen. The model's main target will be people in their 40s or older.

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