Posted Jul 24th 2012 3:57PM
We've seen a quadruplet of teaser videos of the 2014 Mazda6, the most recent of which showed off the car's (nearly complete) side profile. Now, thanks to the slippery fingers at Russian site AutoWP, this high-resolution image of the new midsize sedan has leaked onto the internet, clearly showing the sharp new front fascia.
If that new schnoz looks familiar, it's because the new Mazda6 will use the same Kodo design language first seen on the Takeri concept car and later brought into the production world on the 2013 CX-5 crossover. We certainly like it more than the Sir Smiles-A-Lot Nagare styling that has graced the last generation of Mazda vehicles.
Under the hood, Mazda will likely employ its 2.0-litre Skyactiv inline four-cylinder engine mated to six-speed transmissions. The Japanese automaker will be employing its 2.2-litre Skyactiv-D diesel engine in other markets, and while Mazda has confirmed that the oil-burning mill will make its way to North America at some point, it's still unknown if it will show up in the Mazda6 or another vehicle like the CX-5.
Look for the 2014 Mazda6 to officially bow at the Paris Motor Show this September.