The new generation of the Mazda6 is finally here and the Japanese based automaker has officially revealed it ahead of its debut at the 2012 Moscow Motor Show.
After starting its life as the Takeri Concept in late 2011 during the Tokyo Motor Show and after leaking a couple of times since then, the new generation of the Mazda6 has been finally presented. As you can see from the photo gallery posted below, the 2013 Mazda6 is heavily inspired by the Takeri concept and the model has a Kodo design with LED infused headlights and with a signature wing grille, along with a distinctive greenhouse, bulging fenders and a sloping roof line.
“We have created a design in which the wild and dynamic expressions of motions artistically realize a powerful presence. Simply looking at the car heightens one’s expectations about the driving experience even before actually riding it”, said the company’s chief designer, Akira Tamatani.
Mazda says that the new Mazda6 will get a choice of two petrol engines in Russia, the SkyActiv-G 2.0 which is producing 148 horsepower (150 PS / 110 kW) and 210 Nm of torque (155 lb-ft), and the SkyActiv-G 2.5 ltier, generating 189 horsepower (192 PS / 141 kW) and 256 Nm of torque (189 lb-ft). Both units will get the start/stop technology and the larger one will also receive the i-ELOOP regenerative braking system.
The new Mazda6 generation is getting a significantly improved cabin with higher quality materials and a new and nicer design, which includes the metallic accents, the soft-touch plastics, the 3.5-inch display in the instrument cluster and more. The model is also more spacious and the rear seat passengers now have extra legroom thanks to the 2,830 mm wheelbase. No details on the pricing of the 2013 Mazda6 have been announced yet but we know that the model will go on sale later on this year.