In our humble opinion, Mazda currently builds the best-designed lineup of cars for a mass-market manufacturer. That's right, better than Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Chevy, Ford, and even the likes of Jaguar. Their designs inside and out are sophisticated, slick, and never overly dramatic. We've seen leaked images of the upcoming 2018 Mazda Mazda6, and it looks like this trend will continue.
The updated family sedan will debut at the L.A. Auto Show later this month, and Mazda even leaked two images to give us a small taste of what's to come. As if the current car wasn't sexy enough, the leaked images show a design that borrows from the current CX-5 and CX-9, both crossovers that stand out in a sea of boring cookie-cutter styles.
The new car looks to get updated grille and headlights, and the interior will benefit from a crisper dash with AC vents that line up along the dash, making for a more upscale appearance. There's also a long swath of suede-like material and a simplified center stack.
Not only will the new Mazda6 look great, it will benefit from a long-awaited horsepower bump that we asked for a while ago. The current car has a sole engine -- a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder, but the new car will have two engine choices with the addition of the turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder from the CX-9 crossover for a healthy 250 horsepower (on premium fuel) and 310 pound-feet of torque. It's an excellent fit, we think.
The full unveiling will come on November 29 at the L.A. Auto Show, and we can't wait to see the new Mazda6 in all its glory.