News of the new Mazda6 has been slow, but these recent spy images give us a glimpse of the Mazda6 Estate that is expected to debut at the Moscow Motor Show in August.
The estate version of the new Mazda6 will debut before the sedan and, while the camouflage prevents us from getting a good look, word on the street is that the new car follows the styling of the Mazda Takeri concept very closely.
As with the CX-5 compact SUV that arrived in South Africa in May, the Mazda6 Estate looks to feature the same upright grille, with a prominent badge and narrow, purposeful headlights. As with the Takeri concept and CX-5, the new Mazda6 features pumped up wheel arches together with the relatively narrow window-line seen on the Takeri. The interior is expected to have a similar feel to that of the new CX-5, with a large screen above the centre stack and Mazda’s familiar three-binnacle instrument cluster with chrome surrounds.
The newcomer will become the second model, after the CX-5, to make use of Mazda’s fuel-saving SkyActiv technology, which includes efficiency measures in everything from the chassis to the engine and gearbox.
With a public debut set for August, expectations are that the new Mazda6 Estate will go on sale in early 2013, with the sedan following later in the year.