Rumor: Next Mazda6

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From Japanes Best Car mag.
Mazda and Toyota are co-developing a new RWD platform and a new inline-6 3.0L Skyactiv-X engine targeting 345hp. This platform and engine will be used on next Mazda6, Totota Crown and Toyota Mark-X.

Some drawings were also included.
Mazda6
https://img.ltn.com.tw/Upload/auto/page/2019/12/01/191201-14131-1-0qF3K.jpg
Toyota Crown
https://img.ltn.com.tw/Upload/auto/page/2019/12/01/191201-14131-2-wADGn.jpg
Toyota Mark-X
https://img.ltn.com.tw/Upload/auto/page/2019/12/01/191201-14131-3-Axk9k.jpg
 

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Great news, but personally not a fan of the concept drawings. They look too much like Infiniti or Genesis sedans (though I do like that the Mazda still has a bit of that hood overhang).

Is it too early to start wishing for an AWD option? :)
 
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I'd love to see some AWD sooner rather than later on a Mazda 6!

Heck, Toyota is even going to provide an AWD option for the 4 cyl. Camry. I hope Honda responds and does the same with the Accord.

I'd like a relatively inexpensive option for an AWD family sedan once the lease on my CX-9 ends in the spring of 2021. My wife got an SUV and so we're not seeing much reason to have two SUVs in the family anymore and I wouldn't mind having something more fun to drive.
 
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Mazda added AWD to the Mazda3, but not Mazda6 yet.
That might happen if Mazda sees enough demand for that.
 
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Great news, but personally not a fan of the concept drawings. They look too much like Infiniti or Genesis sedans (though I do like that the Mazda still has a bit of that hood overhang).

Is it too early to start wishing for an AWD option? :)
I wouldn't pay much attention to the drawing...
It is too early to guess now.
 

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Images embedded for easy comparison:

Mazda6


Crown


Mark-X
 
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Probably be a couple years before it comes out Internationally, let alone North America :(
NA is still waiting for the Skyactive-X to come over.
 
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Mazda cares very much about its *image* of reliability in US.
They don't want to take risks.
Reliability perception takes long time to rebuild...
 
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