The Mk 2 version of the Mazda 6 carried on the good work started by the original by offering great handling, good looks and a sensible price, and utilising a range of Ford based European engines. The looks ands styling followed the direction set by the Nagare concept cars shown over the last few years, with the strongly defined front wheelarches seen on the Mazda RX-8. Take a look at the pics below:
The Mazda 6 was an instant success for the brand, utilising some of parent company Ford’s engineering and handling prowess from the European Spec Mondeo – a car known for it great handling ability, and building it into a very pretty body shape, being sold a a price that seriously undercut most rivals, and thankfully the ties to Ford also helped counter the traditional downfall of Japanese sales in Europe – the lack of a diesel engine.
This original Mk1 wagon version managed to keep all of this, with the good looks and delicate proportional styling carried over very well into this sport wagon version, along with the excellent cornering ability making it a great all round car.