• Mar 11, 2008
Move along, hardly anything to see here. Still, it's always interesting to chart the changes. KGP photographers demonstrated the importance of keeping the glovebox stocked with trailmix, which allows these sharp shooters to outlast their quarry driving around in preproduction mules of upcoming models. Mazda's new 6 has already had its exterior snapped (see gallery below), but the interior has also received some attention. A new steering wheel is the most noticeable change compared to the already-revealed European model, though the instruments are also tweaked and the start button has been relocated closer to the shifter. Hopefully we'll meet the new 2009 Mazda6 in person in just a couple weeks at the 2008 New York Auto Show, because if not, we'll have to wait until at least the end of year at the next LA Auto Show.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      V6, 6M, graphite blue. Please. Zoom Zoom
        • 6 Years Ago
        WOAH! Browser meltdown. Sorry All!
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks good.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Very sharp looking interior.
      I think it will age quite well.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Maybe I'm old fashioned but oddly-shaped exhaust tips annoy me and turn me off immediately. The IS-F is by far the worst of the lot.
      • 6 Years Ago
      are you kidding?

      this looks so childish.

      the old mazda6 looks so much better. so much more stylish.
      • 6 Years Ago
      V6, 6M, graphite blue. Please. Zoom Zoom
        • 6 Years Ago
        V6, 6M, graphite blue. Please. Zoom Zoom
      • 6 Years Ago
      Mazda has some of the nicest steering wheels: clean, simple three-spokers. No gimmicks (Saab), bizarre layouts (Mitsu, Honda), thin-rim retro treatment (Ford).

      You touch this part of the car daily. You'd think people would try to keep it appearling.
        • 6 Years Ago
        What do you consider to be the gimmicks in the Saab wheels?

        (Oh, maybe the plastic inserts in the current 9-3 models? If so, then yeah, ewwwww ....)
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm talking about the metallic batwing inserts. They're either cold or hot and they're distracting as they scythe through your vision. A normal leather wheel is fine, thanks.

        Generally, I think the new 9-3 is an improvement over the NG900/9-3, but detail fussiness (the plain gauges augmented by rings and markings, the cluttered console (pre-2007) is annoying. The steering wheel is just the most obvious target for scorn.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I saw an Atenza on my way home from work the other day. It looks better in person than in the pictures, but it's still not what I'd call a handsome car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I had an 03 and now an 06 mazda6 and will not be purchasing this new model..i like the interior but not the external styling at all...guess i will go for a 3 next time.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What the hell is the point of that, its been on sale in europe since january, take any official interior shots.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This looks to be a production ready model, so I don't see Mazda holding off for 8 months to show it in LA. It's gotta be NY.

      That said, this is gorgeous! Makes the Accord look like a brick and the Camry like the little old man's car that it is. By the way, anyone else seeing A LOT of European Ford Mondeo in the rear 3/4th's?
      • 6 Years Ago
      V6, 6M, graphite blue. Please. Zoom Zoom
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