Mazda celebrated the production launch of the all-new 2014 Mazda Mazda6 at its assembly plant in Japan last week, and some of its official pictures of the festivities give us our first look at the new station wagon version of the mid-size car. We've already seen the new Mazda6, at least in Russian spec, ahead of the Moscow Motor Show, but Mazda is going to introduce more models at the Paris Motor Show including the introduction of the Euro-spec sedan and wagon.
Mazda only released a single image of the new Mazda6 wagon (along with a quick video), but from what we can see of this new body style, the wagon's longer, sleeker roofline fits well on this overall design that was inspired by the 2011 Mazda Takeri Concept. The long hood and sloped D-pillar give the new Mazda6 station wagon a profile that could easily be mistaken for a BMW.
Aside from the stunning design of the Mazda6 wagon, Mazda did announce that the annual production of the 2014 Mazda6 is expected to be around 120,000 units, and unlike the current model that offers a larger, North American-only model, the 2014 Mazda6 is likely to be a truly global vehicle being very similar in all markets. There is still no word as to whether we will get the Mazda6 station wagon here in the States nor if there are any other versions of the car being planned (like a hatchback), but judging from its new CX-5 crossover, the 2014 Mazda6 should be an exciting and dynamic car.
The third-generation Mazda6 goes on sale later this year in Europe and Japan marking the car's 10th year on the market after replacing the old Mazda 626, but North American buyers will have to wait until next year to get their hands on Mazda's stylish, new sedan.