Unexpectedly high demand for the V-6 powered Mazda6s has Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) shifting gears at its plant in Flat Rock, MI. Demand for Mazda’s Duratec-based 3L V-6 is strong among Mazda6 buyers. The auto maker based its long-term production schedule on a 65:35 forecast that favored the 160-hp MZR I-4 engine that powers the Mazda6i. But early showroom returns intimate the Duratec-based 3.0L V-6 will be more popular than anticipated. (see related story: Mazda6 ...

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