Autosavant Weekly News Digest: 2014 Mazda6 Debuts and We Drive Three Hyundais

With the summer season in full gear, even a true Autosavant can have trouble keeping up with automotive news around the world. Here’s a snapshot of some of the stories that made news this week, and a look at the vehicles that have passed through the Autosavant garage.

Just left the Autosavant garage:

What else we’re driving

Jeff Jablansky and Kevin Gordon took on three of Hyundai’s new models for 2013:

A week of introductions and previews

Porsche quietly unveils its 918 Spyder


The 2014 Mazda 6 is in production?

  • Color us surprised. On Thursday, Mazda announced the beginning of production of the midsize 2014 Mazda 6 (aka Atenza if you live in Japan). The 6 lineup will once again include a sedan and wagon variants, and the first ‘Six to be produced was, in fact, a wagon. We don’t have all the details yet, but this time, the 6 is not expected to have regional variations.

Nissan shows off the 2013 Pathfinder

  • Body-on-frame construction is dead; long live unibody! As we reported some months ago, the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder will switch to unibody construction on architecture related to the Murano SUV (and the 2013 Infiniti JX35), as opposed to the Frontier pickup. We’re looking forward to tackling the urban jungle in a 2013 Pathfinder.

Autosavant conquers the 2012 Concours d’Elegance of America

  • Autosavant’s Charles Krome provided expert coverage of one of the largest concours d’elegance events in the United States last weekend. His thoughts, comments, and photographs, after the jump.

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Author: Jeff Jablansky

Jeff Jablansky was born with his hands planted firmly at 10 and 2. He has written for automotive enthusiast publications in the United States and abroad. His favorite road trip memory involves a Hyundai, a winding desert road and a herd of sheep. He is convinced that there is a car culture that goes beyond taxis in his current city of New York.

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