The upcoming Mazda6 is going to be one helluva product.
Well, I can't exactly make that conclusion; however, it's styling is getting a TON of attention as being one seriously attractive product.
We weren't sure how serious we should take the Takeri Concept's styling that made its debut; however, it's becoming very clear from these spyshots it will definitely be making an appearance on the next-gen Mazda6.
Spied as a wagon, we relayed images to you during this week. However, the reality is those images didn't provide a dead-on visual AND they didn't show the interior.
We've adjusted that this time.
Now we're passing along MORE images that give you a MUCH better idea of what the vehicle's "face" will look like and now we're getting a FIRST glimpse of its interior.
And we've included reference shots of the Takeri Concept from when 001 first bumped into the car at it's big-time debut.
The black and white wrap can’t hide the fact that the next Mazda6 draws heavily on the sassy styling of the Takeri concept car displayed at last fall's Tokyo motor show, softened up, of course, for mainstream consumption.
Notable design features include the non-smiley front grille that sits in an upright position, the 'angry' looking headlamps and the swoopy lines of the pronounced front fenders. The estate model seen here also features a sleek roofline that ends with a slanted rear window.
Our spies were lucky enough to snap a picture of the Mazda6's interior, which borrows some elements from the Takeri study such as the steering wheel shape and trim, and the three deeply set instrument panel gauges. Mazda has also positioned an infotainment – navigation system up high on the center console.
2012 Geneva Motor Show Photo Gallery