Spawning from its TAKERI Concept beginnings, which made its global debut at the Tokyo Motor Show November 2011, the redesigned Mazda6 has been adapted for more practical wheels-to-road use.
Similar to TAKERI, the Mazda6 features a new front fascia with a five-point “signature wing.” Part of the KODO “Soul of Motion” design language, the Mazda6 sits on a 111-inch long wheelbase, allowing for a roomier interior and storage space.
Compared to the previous generation, the front wheels have been pushed forward nearly four inches in relation to the A-pillar, resulting in reduced overhang, while the rear deck has been shortened, further enhancing the vehicle’s lower, leaner and longer stance.
The second Mazda to feature the full suite of SKYACTIV® technologies, the Mazda6 will launch in Europe this year with an added slew of all-new safety features and fuel efficiency-improving technologies.
The vehicle is expected to go on sale in the Canada and the U.S. in early 2013.