We've seen a quadruplet of teaser videos of the 2014 Mazda6, the most recent of which showed off the car's (nearly complete) side profile. Now, thanks to the slippery fingers at Russian site AutoWP, this high-resolution image of the new midsize sedan has leaked onto the internet, clearly showing the sharp new front fascia.

If that new schnoz looks familiar, it's because the new Mazda6 will use the same Kodo design language first seen on the Takeri concept car and later brought into the production world on the 2013 CX-5 crossover. We certainly like it more than the Sir Smiles-A-Lot Nagare styling that has graced the last generation of Mazda vehicles.

Under the hood, Mazda will likely employ its 2.0-liter Skyactiv inline four-cylinder engine mated to six-speed transmissions. The Japanese automaker will be employing its 2.2-liter Skyactiv-D diesel engine in other markets, and while Mazda has confirmed that the oil-burning mill will make its way Stateside at some point, it's still unknown if it will show up in the Mazda6 or another vehicle like the CX-5.

Look for the 2014 Mazda6 to officially bow at the Paris Motor Show this September.


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      fuzzyfish6
      • 2 Years Ago
      Way to go Mazda! I hope this sells well. The midsize sedan segment is starting to split into 2 groups, one with this new 6, Fusion, Sonata, Optima (and I have to assume the next 200 too given Chrysler's emphasis on styling and design) where they all look dramatic and modern; and the 2nd group with the Camry, Altima, Malibu, Accord (would love to be proven wrong here, Honda), and Passat with designs that look like they're from the late 90s. Who would have thought that this new styling "war" is happening in the midsize sedan segment of all places. Very cool.
      ACURA23CL
      • 2 Years Ago
      WOW...just wow! Mazda did not disappoint. I can't wait to see the rest.
      SloopJohnB
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bring on the MazdaSpeed6. Needs a turbo V6 with 300+hp.
        Danrar
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SloopJohnB
        This thing won't ship with a V6 at all I'd imagine.
      Jason Krumvieda
      • 2 Years Ago
      Say what you want about mazda but this is nice looking. Haters gonna hate...
      brgtlm
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am thrilled that Mazda is getting away from the wretched grin styling that has afflicted their cars for awhile. This definitely looks sharp and is definitely much more stylish than the competition. Thank goodness they didn't go with some awful Acura beaky thing or the ugly spindle shapes on Lexus and Nissan vehicles.
      th0mb0ne
      • 2 Years Ago
      This looks fantastic! No silly flame surfacing or trendy crap piled on. Some good honest clean car design.....at least from this angle.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Definitely got to see more pictures of this car, but so far so good. I think the new Mazda CX-5 is one of the best looking small crossovers on the market, and their recent concept cars have looked great, so I am not that surprised that this new 6 could be a heck of a looker. More pics and info please.
      Kampfire
      • 2 Years Ago
      My wife and I own a CX-5 currently. Its her daily and we love it. If this thing comes with a 6MT diesel wagon it could be my next car.
      Narom
      • 2 Years Ago
      Was tempted to keep my 2010 mazda 6 for a few years...might just trade it in for this sexy beast!
      KCyclone
      • 2 Years Ago
      From this picture, it looks great. Then again, I liked the initial pictures of the 2nd gen model, until the U.S. got the larger and uninspired 6 on the market here today. The Skyactiv tech is impressing a lot of people, but as stated in some of the other comments, I will be interested in something that has some more punch to it.
      Burabus
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow
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