Mazda has revealed the new 2013 MY Mazda6 Estate in Japan ahead of its debut at the Paris Motore Show in September.
When Mazda revealed the new Mazda6 (well, most of it) a week ago, we did say we half expected they’d arrive with the new Mazda6 at the Paris Motor Show in September with the new Mazda6 Estate alongside. Looks like we were right.
As is the modern fashion, the Mazda6 Estate is more like a Sports Tourer than an old-fashioned boxy estate car. It has an almost coupe-like roofline and steeply raked tailgate to make it sleek and slippery, even if that sort of negates much of the benefit of an estate car.
Apart from the slick shed bolted on the back, the Mazda6 Estate looks like it will be, as is the Mazda6, a faithful following of the very good looking Takeri Concept with its new grill, appealing curves and great detailing.
Under the bonnet will be the impressive 2.0 litre SkyActiv-G petrol engine with much promise for real world economy coupled with decent performance, and a 2.2 diesel option too.
It looks like both the new Mazda6 and Mazda6 Estate will now both go on sale in the UK in early 2013.