Mazda6 "drives concept onto the road"

The concept for the new Mazda6 was originally revealed last year; the Takeri was one of the first models to demonstrate Mazda’s newest design language ‘Kodo – Soul of Motion’ which is already demonstrated on a production model, the CX-5 crossover SUV.

Since then the production version of the Mazda6 range was revealed to the public at last month’s Moscow Motor Show.

As evidenced in images like the one above, the new Mazda6 has stayed very close to the sharp new design features which were introduced on the Takeri concept. This similarity is fairly uncommon when a concept car progresses into a full production model.

However speaking about the new Mazda6, the European Chief Designer for Mazda, Peter Birtwhistle, commented that with the Kodo design language “we are taking our concept cars and driving them off the show stand and onto the road”.

UK motorists will be able to sample the Kodo design language up close, along with all the other features found on the new Mazda6 when it hits showrooms in 2013.

Engine options in the UK are expected to include a 2.2-litre diesel with 148bhp or 173bhp and a 163bhp 2.0-litre petrol unit. All these units can be connected to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

The new estate specification of the Mazda6 will appear later this week at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, allowing potential customers in Europe to get up close and personal with the family car.

The new Mazda6 will be available to buy at Perrys Mazda Dealership in Barnsley, Blackburn, Huddersfield, Portsmouth and Preston.