2008 Mazda6 News

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WorldCarFans have released artist renderings of the next generation Mazda6. Based on spyshots of the car (which have been slowly hitting the internet in the last few months), the artist impression show the Mazda 6 still sharing some familiar characteristics to the current model, with a sporty nose and an instantly recognizable Mazda front.

Compared to the current 6, the new Zoom-Zoom-Zoom is reported to be several inches longer and wider. Also there is talk of a 3.5-litre V6 (~180kW) for the American and European market, no news for Australia yet.

Of course if a 3.5-litre variant comes about, there is a good chance the next generation Mazda6 MPS will be more powerful than the current 2.3-litre turbo, or maybe Mazda will follow Subaru's path with the Liberty and keep the 2.3-litre turbo alongside the V6.

The new Mazda6 is based on Ford's new Mondeo sedan and it will be interesting to compare the two cars. The new generation Mazda 6 will join the new Mazda2 as well as the next-gen Mazda3 in Mazda's model renewal plan set to occur in the next 18-24 months.

For the rest of the photos and some spyshots, be sure to head over to WorldCarFans.