Sunday, August 18, 2013

2015 Mazda 6X ?

Looks like Mazda is looking to take on cars like the Passat Alltrack, Subaru Outback etc...

So far the new Mazda6 is FWD only. I haven't heard of an AWD version coming up. (The Passat Alltrack is offered as FWD or AWD).

VW is also planning an Alltrack version of the next Sportwagen for the US next year.

This taller version of the Mazda 6 wagon with a diesel would be great in the US. Finally offering an alternative to the Outback. And it is so much better looking.

We'll see....

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes Please! I would love this for my next car.

- FusioptimwaSX

Anonymous said...

2.2L SkyActiv Diesel please.

Anonymous said...

maybe Subaru will finally wake up and offer better looking cars. without losing the some quirkiness in both the design (quirky can be beautiful too) and definitely keeping the AWD advantage...

6-speed said...

This is Hot!

Anonymous said...

ya ok it's not coming here

Tom said...

Diesel, Wagon, Mazda handling & style. When can I order it?

Ash said...

Over 1100 members of our Mazda6StationWagonForCanadaTheUSA On Facebook, do not want another Cross over, or "X" vehicle. We want the Station Wagon, as a True Wagon, and Many of us want a Sports Model. This is a high demand car, and our page gets over 1200 to several thousand visitors per day. If you want a cross over, go get one, or buy the CX5 or CX9, or go get an Outback. People want the Wagon, not some jacked up version. This article is very confusing as well. Starting out saying that Mazda is thinking go bringing the wagon back to compete with the X version wagons and Outback, then states that the author has not heard of any such indication from Mazda itself. We at our page however, have an inside employee, who as stated, that Mazda plans to bring the Wagon back in 2015. Its a not on the record conversation however, so treat is as an insider possibility. Our community however, does not want another cross over. Make it All wheel drive? sure, but make it like the Quatro from Audi, a sports car version, not a truck version, there are plenty of those on the market, no thanks. Mazda customers love to drive, we love the Zoom Zoom. My 2004 Mazda Sport Wagon has the Zoom I like, and many like myself, want the Utility, but we want the sports car like driving. This is what a Sports Wagon is for. Check out what Mercedes is doing with thier high powered wagon, and what Cadillac is doing with theirs. Now, thats a car, with utility!

Anonymous said...

I figured this would be the only way Mazda would ever bring the new 6 wagon to the US.. could be an effective replacement for the CX-7.

Vince Burlapp said...

I agree that Mazda should be selling the regular wagon in the US and Canada.

They are just scared. They think our market only accepts wagons if they are jacked up and look like an SUV.

Everyone was asking for the Acura TSX wagon in the US when it came out in Europe.
Since, Acura decided to sell it here, but it doesn't seem to be a big hit...

Don Dearinger said...

Come on Mazda, step up and give the Americas a station wagon we want to buy!!

Don Dearinger said...

Come on Mazda! Sell the Americas a station wagon we all want to buy. My aging 9-5 wagon is going to be replaced with another wagon. I want it to be replaced with a Mazda 6 wagon.

TomW said...

That does look very good. With the diesel (and manual trans) it would look irresistible in Canada.

Abram McCalment said...

BOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Real . Wagon . Please.

If I wanted something like an outback I would have already bought one. At least it has a longitudinal drivetrain.

Abram McCalment said...

BOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Real . Wagon . Please. . . .

If I wanted something like an outback I would have already bought one. At least they have a longitudinal drivetrain.

MYoung said...

Please, please, just give the poor second cousins in the US a wagon we could use and love, not some blown up would-be SUV monstrosity that will certainly weigh more than a true wagon and suffer lower mileage and performance as a result. Did I mention that the pseudo SUV would probably get priced into the stratosphere too?

Will vandervalk said...

Swing...miss. The last thing the market needs is another SUV wannabe. I want a proper sport station wagon that is fun to drive. I can't afford to pony up for the high end European wagons. This is a chance for Mazda to show some leadership and offer the market a real wagon again. Here in Canada most of the Mazda3s seem to be the hatchback version over the sedan so you'd think a wagon version of 6 would be a no-brainer. With the cost of fuel these days I would think a lighter and more aerodynamic package would be the way to go. Why add unnecessary bulk??? Sport wagon please.

Will vandervalk said...

Swing...miss. The last thing the market needs is another SUV wannabe. I want a proper sport station wagon that is fun to drive. I can't afford to pony up for the high end European wagons. This is a chance for Mazda to show some leadership and offer the market a real wagon again. Here in Canada most of the Mazda3s seem to be the hatchback version over the sedan so you'd think a wagon version of 6 would be a no-brainer. With the cost of fuel these days I would think a lighter and more aerodynamic package would be the way to go. Why add unnecessary bulk??? Sport wagon please.

Anonymous said...

Awesome idea. I don't think Mazda will be targeting much of the hardcore Subaru crowd, however. Hardcore Subaru owners are loyal to the awesome AWD system that is found in those cars. It is similar to a "true" Audi Quattro system.

The Mazda6, because of its transverse mounted engine, will be guaranteed to have an inferior AWD system to that of the Subaru. (Many other cars have transverse/AWD, like the VWs, Honda/Acura, many Toyotas, etc.)

Though, as a Subaru owner myself, I'd much rather lose the real AWD advantage and gain a twin-turbo diesel in the process. FWD is good enough for me if it means I could get behind the wheel of a Mazda6 diesel WAGON!

Soul Brother No. 7 said...

First things first, the new 6 needs a top notch engine to compete with all the V-6es and turbo fours. It's a beautiful car, but the horsepower wars matter, and 184 bhp is simply too low, even with the D-segment becoming a place where NA fours are considered all most ppl need.

As far as making wagons into crossovers for America, according to The Truth About Cars, it seems to be a CAFÉ issue causing it.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mazda - I think you could do this here and have the success that the Honda Crosstour didn't. The 6 is a beautiful car and about the right size to make a wagon (especially with AWD) a possibility. But for any of your cars to really make headway, you now need to improve your interiors. For people who buy Hondas or other brands, what you offer may be styled but they are rather inhospitable places to be for long periods. I'm not talking comfort, I'm talking the visual surroundings. Make strides there and you'll reap the rewards.

Anonymous said...

I would trade my 4 months old passat tdi for a m6 diesel tomorrow. I would have done so on a m6 diesel sportbreak wagon yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Do not raise this platform unless you can get three rows! I will not buy just another two row crossover.

I absolutely will buy a 6 wagon with a manual and a diesel