• Aug 7, 2007
Click the image above for a high-res pic.

Mazda has just released a teaser image of the new Mazda6 that will be officially unveiled next month in Frankfurt. The Mondeo-based sedan gets some freshly styled sheet metal that forms a familial resemblance to the recently released Mazda2, with more sunken front fenders, accompanied by a less aggressive, dare we say, "cuter" front fascia that has a distinctly up-market shape.

Expect the dimensions to grow, along with displacement, with the new 6 likely packing the 3.5-liter V6 found in its platform sibling, the Mondeo.

We'll be on hand to bring you plenty of live coverage when the wraps are taken off in Frankfurt, but in the meantime, enjoy the teaser above and Mazda's press release after the jump.

[Source: Mazda]

PRESS RELEASE

All-new Mazda6 to Debut at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show

Hiroshima, 07th August 2007. Mazda Motor Corporation will showcase the world premiere of the all-new Mazda6 (known as the all-new Mazda Atenza in Japan) at the 62nd annual Frankfurt Motor Show to be held from Tuesday, September 11 through Sunday, September 23, 2007.

The Frankfurt Motor Show press days are September 11 and 12, and the public days are September 15-23. Mazda will hold its press conference on Tuesday, September 11, at 13:45 (local time).

The all-new Mazda6 arrives as a full redesign of Mazda's first model to embody the Zoom-Zoom product philosophy, offering a thrilling drive to all those who still remember the love of motion first experienced as a child. Following the all-new Mazda2, the new Mazda6 is the second Mazda new generation product to evolve to the next stage, further deepening the emotional connection between man and machine - Mazda calls it "Kizuna".

Inheriting Mazda's tradition of responsive handling and performance that has become recognized around the world and evolving the original model's distinctive design and exceptional functionality, the all-new Mazda6 takes a step forward in quality and offers strengthened environmental and safety performance. The result is an exciting and delightful experience that only the all-new Mazda6 can deliver.


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      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks much better than the current one, and it wasn't bad at all! I assume they will sell more now that it has grown...the current generation is too small.
      • 7 Years Ago
      There is a 3.5L V6 in the Mondeo? I thought the most powerful engine in the Mondeo was the 2.5L I5 turbo. THe 3.5L V6 is used in the Lincoln MKZ, Ford Edge, and Ford Taurus.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I see a little RX8 in those front fenders. Should be interesting.
      • 7 Years Ago
      bout time that thing looked like a car, if it gets a hybrid i'm for it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I am the current owner of the Mazda6 hatch and I feel somewhat disappointed...at least as the first reaction. Headlights remind me of Nissan Maxima or new Sentra.
      • 7 Years Ago
      As stupid as the new Camry (Mazda6) and the Kia Pro-ceed (Mazda3) and the Impreza (Protege5)?

        • 7 Years Ago
        Well said, AlexP.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I agree that your comment Aeitius is stupid. Who cares who copies who? Is this s asecond grade homework assignment?

        The point is it's good design and it looks good.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hmm...as a current 6 owner, I'll give that a tentative thumbs up. Need to see the rest of the car, though -- I have a feeling the rear is going to make or break it.

      If you look at the enlarged image, there are proximity sensors -- I assume that means active cruise control is on the menu. Hopefully the good features won't continue to be available everywhere but NA...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hm, in my opinion it looks great.
      Now, it's extremely unlikely that the 3.5 6er will be sold in europe, but i wouldn't mind...a mondy ST with that engine should be fine.
      • 7 Years Ago
      F'ing gorgeous.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It is hard to tell from just the one angle but it looks like this car is going to be significantly better looking than the current Camry, next-gen Accord, and its other competitors. Hopefully that, along with the slight uptick in size, translates to better sales for what is arguably the coolest and most fun-to-drive midsize sedan on sale here.

      Although I suppose the same could be said for the current 6 which has failed to set sales charts on fire.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "just hope Mazda could get this one's auto transmission right, the last two are very shitty."

      I would assume that it will use the same Aisin 6-speed auto that is in the CX-9, the Volvo S80 & XC90, not the Ford/GM designed unit found in the Fusion/Edge/MKZ & X. The Aisin unit is excellent.
        • 7 Years Ago
        By the way... that 6 is hot...
        • 7 Years Ago
        The Fusion uses the Aisin right now, at least until its update in (spring?) 2008. The Ford/GM 6-speed is considered better by most reviewers than the Aisin and has been very reliable in the Edge/MKX so far. Just because it's a Toyota supplier doesn't make it a better product.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Holy shit, that's awesome.

      The next couple of years are sure going to be awesome.
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