Mazda has officially unveiled the 2013 Mazda6, ahead of its debut at the Moscow Motor Show.
Heavily inspired by the Takeri concept, the car has a Kodo design with a ‘signature wing' grille and LED-infused headlights. There's also bulging fenders, a distinctive greenhouse and a sloping roofline.
According to chief designer Akira Tamatani, "We have created a design in which the wild and dynamic expressions of motion artistically realize a powerful presence. Simply looking at the car heightens one's expectations about the driving experience even before actually riding in it."
The cabin has been significantly improved with higher quality materials and a nicer design. Notable highlights include soft-touch plastics, metallic accents and 3.5-inch display in the instrument cluster. Thanks to the car's 2,830mm wheelbase, rear seat passengers also benefit from additional leg and knee room.
In Russia, two petrol engines will be available. The SKYACTIV-G 2.0 produces 150 PS (110 kW / 148 hp) and 210 Nm (155 lb-ft) of torque, while the SKYACTIV-G 2.5 develops 192 PS (141 kW / 189 hp) and 256 Nm (189 lb-ft) of torque. Both engines have start/stop technology and the latter engine features the i-ELOOP regenerative braking system which begins charging a capacitor as soon as the driver takes his foot off the accelerator.
Underneath the sleek bodywork lies a unibody platform that uses tensile steel which reduces weight and improves torsional rigidity by about 30 percent. The car also has a MacPherson strut front / mutli-link rear suspension, an electric power steering system and improved brakes.
The 2013 Mazda6 will go on sale later this year, but pricing information hasn't been released.