Mazda Australia has confirmed its all-new Mazda6 range will feature the brand's innovative capacitor-based i-ELOOP brake energy regeneration system as standard equipment.
Mazda will be the first car manufacturer in the world to use capacitor-based brake energy regeneration system to power ancillary systems in the car such as the climate control, audio, communications and other electrically driven components.
i-ELOOP differs from the standard battery- and alternator-powered systems offered by other manufacturers by using a capacitor to store the energy, which is able to take a charge more quickly.
The third-generation Mazda6 sedan and wagon will be unveiled at the Sydney motor show in October ahead of their local launch in the first quarter of 2013.
Mazda has also confirmed the Mazda6's new 2.5-litre SkyActiv-G petrol engine will produce 138kW and 250Nm, giving it 10 per cent more power and 11 per cent more torque than the outgoing Mazda6 petrol variants.