Get used to the aesthetics of the Mazda CX-5 – you're going to be seeing a lot more of it. Yes, the automaker's new Kodo design language will be rapidly spreading across the entire lineup, and that's clearly evident in these spy shots of the next-generation Mazda6 wagon. Friendly as the Nagare styling may have been, we're happy that Mazdas won't be smiling at us anymore.

Here, we can clearly see the automaker's new corporate face with prominent details like a larger, more upright grille with a strong character line that extends into the headlamp surrounds. Around back, there's a rakish rump design with taillamps that appear to have been pulled straight off of the larger CX-5 crossover.

Under that shapely new skin, expect a full suite of Skyactiv technologies to be employed – everything from lightweight materials to more efficient powertrains. Expect Mazda's 2.2-liter Skyactiv-D diesel engine to be the breadwinner elsewhere in the world. Here in the U.S., it's unclear if we'll even get the wagon variant, let alone the diesel. Mazda has confirmed that the Skyactiv-D engine will be coming to the States at some point, though what vehicle it will reside in is still unknown.

The Mazda6 wagon will reportedly debut at the Moscow Motor Show at the end of August with the sedan to show up sometime thereafter. Click through the gallery above to see the sleek new hauler for yourself.


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      Andrew K
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not that it means anything for the U.S. market, but this was seen testing not far from their U.S. HQ last week. Didn't know what it was at the time.
      Jim
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like something I'd be interested in with either the Skyactive gasoline or Skyactive D but we won't get it here in the US so there's no point in getting all excited.
      Seph
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm pretty sure the diesel will come to US. That diesel engine was designed from the start to pass the strict regulations of EPA...
      jonnybimmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hopefully they'll bring this over to the US. Last time the Mazda 6 wagon was sold here in the US, it was basically the only offering in its market if you ignore Subaru. If I remember correctly, the Mazda was the only midsize/fullsize wagon you could get in the low $20k's, everything else was either a compact wagon/hatch (Jetta and Focus wagon) or too expensive (Passat, BMW, MB, Audi, Volvo...). And if it's styled like all the recent Mazdas, I'm sure it'll be a good looking car.
      EG
      • 2 Years Ago
      WANT....SO.....BAD........ please Mazda bring it here to the USA! I will be first in line to buy one!!
      Brian
      • 2 Years Ago
      That is one sharp-looking wagon, even with the camo. I'd love to have the opportunity to own one of these. If I can't, I'll settle for an original-sized, new Mazda 6 sedan (V6 with a 6 speed manual, please). Hopefully, Mazda learned their lesson with the current, bloated 6 that it was better being the only fish in a small pond (with regards to size- the original 6) than giving the US its own, over-sized, bloated 6 that is sized similarly to every other mid-sized sedan but looked just as bland and boring as everything else it was trying to steal sales from (losing the interest of the original 6 enthusiasts while not even making it onto the radar of the consumers it was hoping to attract).
      Mack
      • 2 Years Ago
      I really REALLY want to like this. I'll have to see it in person without the camo. I have an 08 6 right now that I'll be looking to upgrade in the next year or so. I know everyone says it, but give us this with the 2.2 skyactiv D and it will be a serious contender for my next car. I love the versatility of a hatch/wagon. What I REALLY want is a redesigned 3 with the diesel, but that looks to be a few years off yet. This, a new Alfa or a hatchback/sedan based on the FRS/BRZ platform (I can dream, right?) will be my next car.
      cpmanx
      • 2 Years Ago
      AutoBlog sez: "it's unclear if we'll even get the wagon variant." OK, I'll add some clarity: We will NOT be getting the wagon variant. The potential sales volumes are just too low. As for the looks of this thing...it's VERY hard to tell with all the camouflage. The one thing I can see, though, is a high beltline with shallow windows, and I don't like that one bit. It makes for a dark, grim-feeling interior with poor sight lines. Tolerable, sort of, in a sports sedan or a high-fashion coupe. Not tolerable in a family sedan/wagon.
      Nick
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks okay. Seems like the concept design has been softened a bit. I am, however, concerned about the body lines. The profile shots do nothing for me. It just looks very plain and slab-like. Needs some more push and pull of lines from the rear. The interior is also bleh. Not surprised to see it following the CX-5 nearly exactly. But a Nav screen THAT tiny shouldn't be in production still...
      Mike Hunt
      • 2 Years Ago
      But the "6" never really smiled at us like the rest of the product line did....they sort of skipped that whole look in the front unlike the "3" ........ looking fwd to the finished product in the new sedan, either way.
      graphikzking
      • 2 Years Ago
      Anyone know the mpg figures in the skyactiv D versus petrol at the same displacement? If diesel is slower and only a few mpg higher it might not make sense in a family car. In a small SUV where towing (torque) would be required I could see it but for a family car I don't see it since diesel costs more in more places in the US. (Here in Eastern PA gas is $3.39 while diesel is $3.89.) I would LOVE for mazda to bring out the skyactive diesel and start making their mazda pickup again that was basically a Ford Ranger. Then we could have a cheap 30+ mpg compact pickup that is worth purchasing for weekend trips to the HD/Lowes.
        Greg
        • 2 Years Ago
        @graphikzking
        Previous estimates for a SkyActiv-D Mazda6 were 43 mpg (US) hwy. As for being slower, the Sky-D engine has about twice the torque as the Sky-G engine. It may not have much of a higher top speed, but it certainly should get you there quicker.
        turbomonkey2k
        • 2 Years Ago
        @graphikzking
        Mazda didn't make that pickup, Ford did and in case you hadn't noticed Ford and Mazda aren't the tight buddies they used to be.
      EG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Mazda is supposed to have an all new modern infotainment system in the new 6. Looks like whats in this is the old version, so I imagine that will be updated before the car goes on sale
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