2019 Mazda 6 – The Mazda Shinari concept gives us a clear idea of what the next Mazda 6 will look like. The first vehicle to carry a new Mazda design language called Kodo (“Soul of Motion”), the Shinari concept is a magnificent four-seater coupe, but slightly oversized that resembles the love of a Maserati GranTurismo and a Jaguar XF. Cabin-rear proportions; swoopy lines; and giant 21-inch wheels give the impression that Mazda could launch in pursuit of Mercedes, BMW and Audi.
The new chief designer, Ikuo Maeda, told us that the intention of his first concept was to “build the car I want to buy and drive”. It is his abandonment of the theme of design Nagare fluid and inspired by nature, a softer philosophy that has resulted in the gaping mouth of the current Mazda 3. Kodo is a more expressive philosophy which means, according to Maeda, evoke the musculature Cheetah In mid-flight, you may remember that Nissan’s Shiro Nakamura used the same animal as inspiration, describing the Infiniti FX as a “bionic cheetah”.
The Shinari is based on a new architecture that can be front, rear, or four-wheel drive. Further evidence of the future 6-ness of this car comes in confirmation that the architecture of the concept will support the next generation of Mazda C-and-D segment vehicles (think Toyota Camry and Honda Accord). We discovered the concept and discovered a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (probably one of the company’s new Sky engines) driving the front wheels and a lower suspension-arm front suspension.
And so, if you push the windshield a little further, remove the inside of the goofy concept car, and tone up the wheel size and the front and back lighting elements, you have the next generation 2019 Mazda 6. Even diluted with Shinari, he is going to be dramatic. And those who oppose the giant smiley that characterizes the current Mazdas should remain quiet: the grille and front lighting of Shinari will define the vehicles of the brand as Maeda-san, whose father designed the first RX-7, is in charge.