The all-new Mazda 6 has been nominated as one of the three finalists for the 2013 World Car Design of the Year Award.
The Japanese family car will go up against much more exotic material in the from of the Jaguar F-Type sports car and the Aston Martin Vanquish, proving how Mazda’s design department has nailed the styling with the Mazda 6.
That a saloon/estate car can compete with a thoroughbred two-seater roadster and a GT car that’s often considered to be one of the prettiest designs in automotive history shows Mazda is breaking new ground with the design of its vehicles.
The firm’s KODO – soul of motion design language has proved successful, garnering many fans with its sharp lines and defined creases, yet organic, flowing surfaces.
An attractive front end featuring Mazda’s now trademark five-pointed radiator grille and sleek headlight assemblies morph effortlessly into a taut-looking rear with interesting detailing, such as the chrome bonnet strip to accentuate the car’s width.
A low roofline and muscular swathes down the car’s flanks give it an effortless stance when viewed in profile, too – the Mazda 6’s competition simply can’t compete when it comes to style.
The Mazda 6 Tourer estate version looks great as well. Despite more metal it still appears sporty but demure. This is a car that doesn’t need to shout; it lets its appearance and the way it drives do the talking.
The award will be decided at the New York International Auto Show in early April. We’ll bring you news of how the Mazda 6 fairs against its fellow nominees, and what the judges say about its stunning design as soon as the results are revealed.
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