2014 Mazda Mazda6: Good God, such good looks
It’s the face that hits you first. Where you’d expect to find the smiling mug found throughout the Mazda family of machines, you’re instead greeted with something a bit more sinister. The gaping maw is gone, and it’s been replaced with a face that’s sleeker, more stylish, and all-around more enjoyable on the eyes. The sharp lines extend from the upright grille out towards the muscular front fenders. From there, everything moves backwards on this cab-rearward design. A stout shoulder and character line bring the eye out to the back of the Mazda 6, where the tail mimics the aggression of the face. In fact, the taillights and their red glow give off an even angrier angle than the front of the car… and it all works so well together.
What Mazda has done here is successfully taken the KODO design language first shown on the Shinari concept car, and placed it on a production vehicle. Our first taste of the all-new Mazda6 was by way of another concept car called the Takeri. That vehicle featured styling elements you see on the Mazda 6, as it was 85 to 90 percent related to the car you see here, per Mazda.