WASHINGTON, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA) yesterday named the 2014 Mazda6 "Best New Vehicle" at the Atlanta International Auto Show.
GAAMA President Davis Adams said, "The new Mazda6 has a mix of all the right things for a great car: reliability, outstanding fuel efficiency, stunning design and affordable pricing. It's just what a car should be for drivers today."
Completely redesigned for 2014, Mazda6 starts at $20,880 MSRP and features Mazda's ground-breaking all-new suite of SKYACTIV® technologies – engine, transmission, body and chassis – all working together to deliver outstanding driving performance and fuel efficiency. The SKYACTIV-Body and SKYACTIV-Chassis ensure that the vehicle structure is not only reinforced and quiet but also rigid and able to absorb impact. The SKYACTIV-Body is comprised of 61.0 percent high-tensile steel, creating a lighter, stronger body with superior handling while the SKYACTIV-Chassis weighs less than current Mazda platforms and includes a front strut suspension and a multi-link rear format along with an assortment of design changes.
"It is an honor to receive this award for the Mazda6," said Jim O'Sullivan, Mazda North American Operations' (MNAO) President and CEO. "With class-leading highway fuel economy of 38 mpg, the Mazda6 is not only fuel efficient, but stylish and fun to drive as well."
GAAMA was founded to further the professionalism of the automotive media, provide a forum for newsworthy people and products connected with the automotive industry and to bring together people whose activities are related to the field of automotive journalism, public relations and related fields for the mutual benefit of all parties.
Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through more than 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.
For more information on Mazda vehicles, visit the online Mazda media center at www.mazdausamedia.com.
 SKYACTIV is a registered trademark of Mazda Motor Corporation (MC).
SOURCE Mazda North American Operations