New Mazda6 shows (some) face

Mazda is preparing to stun the world with its third-generation Mazda6 sedan and just two months ahead of its planned debut at the Paris Motor Show, the company has issued a short teaser video showing a portion of the front end.

And it's not an unfamiliar sight - the video in fact confirming how similar the production model looks to the Takeri concept, pictured here, at least as far as the front grille and headlights are concerned. Another interesting bit from the concept is a chrome line that runs along the lower end of the bumper before piercing into the headlights.

The Mazda Takeri concept car shown here hints strongly at the next-generation Mazda6.

Expect the new sedan to be more than just a pretty face, however. As with the new Mazda CX-5, you'll find a healthy dose of Mazda's new 'Skyactiv' technology beneath the surface. This philosophy extends from lightweight but rigid body structures right through to the advanced and super-efficient new engines with unusual compression ratios.

The initial engine range will likely mirror that of the CX-5, which offers a diesel engine in 110kW/380Nm and 129kW/420Nm guises and a 2-litre petrol engine with 121kW/210Nm on tap.

Don't be surprised if the new 6 also offers a regenerative braking system, as per the Takeri concept.

Stay tuned for more information on the new 6 as it become available and click below to see Mazda's very brief video teaser.