2014 Mazda6 Wagon Caught Testing in First Spy Photos

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Mazda’s new contender in the mid-size segment has been kept well-hidden by the Japanese automaker, until now, with our photographers grabbing the first spy photos of the lighter, more efficient and completely restyled 2014 Mazda6.

Rather than the sedan model, these shots are of the wagon variant that will be sold overseas.

While camo hides a great deal, it’s still possible to see the new front end design, taking inspiration from the stunning Takari concept. Unfortunately the styling doesn’t appear to be quite as wild, with much more of a resemblance to the CX-5. Regardless, it’s obvious Mazda see the inroads brands like Hyundai and Kia have made by using impressive designs to wow customers.

The 2014 Mazda6 will ride on an all new platform and be several hundred pounds lighter than its predecessor. Also look for the debut of a new SkyActiv-D diesel engine delivering around 165 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. Plus, the 2014 Mazda6 is scheduled to get a regenerative braking system and a start-stop function to help further increase fuel economy.

For more on what that engine is like, read our first drive of the 2014 Mazda6 prototype here.

GALLERY: 2014 Mazda6 Wagon

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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  • Earl Earl on Jul 07, 2012

    I drive a Sportback Wagon and look forward to the diesel variant of this wagon... but whydo the manufacturers want to put useless and unsightly roof rails on every wagon and SUV?? A clean roof has nicer lines. Make them optional. oh, and I'll pass on the start-stop function please...just irritating like auto locking doors....