FAW-Mazda are set to launch the new Mazda6 in early 2009, but the previous generation Mazda6 will continue with production, giving Mazda a two Mazda6 line up in the PRC. Mazda announced today that the new Mazda6, or the Atenza, will be named the Rui Yi ( Ã§ÂÂ¿Ã§Â¿Â¼) for the domestic Chinese market, Rui Yi roughly translates to Prestigous Wing in English.
The Mazda Rui Yi will go on the market in early 2009, with a 2.5l engine priced at over 200,000rmb.
The older Mazda6 will appeal to consumers who require a good sized car at a reasonable price, where as the new Rui Yi will appeal to those who require a luxury sedan.
China Car Times is unsure if the new Rui Yi will come in wagon, or sports hatch form as did the current Mazda6.