2013 Mazda6 Bound For Paris

Mike Stevens | Apr 5, 2012

Visitors to this week's New York Auto Show can feast their eyes on Mazda's low-slung Takeri concept, but it's Paris in September that will play host to the brand-new Mazda6 sedan.

Spied testing recently in the current model's body, the all-new Mazda6 is expected to adopt the styling themes of the Takeri - itself an evolution of the earlier Shinari concept.

Like the new CX-5 compact SUV and the Minagi concept before it, the new Mazda6 will do away with the long curves and smiling face of the brand's current line-up, replaced with hard corners and razor-sharp highlights.

A coupe version of the new Mazda6 has been rumoured, and while Mazda itself has yet to confirm plans for a sporty two-door 6, the lines of the Takeri and Shinari concepts would lend themselves well to such a product.

Wagon and hatch versions will likely also appear - and perhaps even a new MPS variant.

2013 mazda6 takeri spy photos 01

Mazda has confirmed that the platform underpinning the new CX-5 will form the basis of the new Mazda6, and even the smaller Mazda3, moving the brand's core models away from technology shared with US carmaker Ford.

This will also be the first time that the Mazda3 and Mazda6 will use the same platform.

Technologies in the new Mazda6 will include the carmaker's new SkyActiv engines, transmissions and lightweight construction techniques, along with a new i-ELOOP capacitor-based kinetic energy regenerative braking system.

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  • Anthony says,
    4 years ago
    Mazda have continually said that there will NOT be a hatchback version of the next 6,only a sedan and wagon,as that is what sells globally.
  • Falcodore says,
    4 years ago
    Mazda have hinted they might scrap the hatch but why would they put their new chassis under a hatch body if they weren't planning on building it?
    • super matthew
      Super Mattthew says,
      4 years ago
      Pretty much what I was thinking!!

      I haven't seen any announcements from Mazda saying there won't be a hatch. Is this another "someone in the UK quoted someone from Mazda, so it must be the truth?" Those UK mags love to make shiz up.
  • Balthazaaaaargh says,
    4 years ago
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    Honestly, if this thing comes out looking half as good as that Takari thing, Maz will have the best-selling Japanese midsizer around. Accord Euro who??

    We've seen how Honda's latest designs are going... Mazda's gonna shut em down wit hthis one! laugh
  • Roger says,
    4 years ago
    1 like
    I hope they do more with the diesel, should be same as CX5. The petrol engines are pathetic.
  • Smart us says,
    4 years ago
    we dont know what pics are we looking at in first place (wont be first time)... and mazda wont keep word and give us nice design... (wont be first time either)... the koreans took over rolleyes
    • Cracks says,
      4 years ago
      M your post doesn't make sense....
      • Balthazaaaaargh says,
        4 years ago
        ahahaha thats pretty normal for him
  • peter says,
    3 years ago
    I have been the owner of two hatches, primarily purchasing this body type as i think it has a far more distinctive shape setting it apart from other japanese cars. If Mazda doesn't continue with the hatch, lets hope the sedan is distinctive! It seems that the new Mazda 6 will be produced in various countries, lets hope Australia still receives cars made in Japan.
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