Mazda has publicly revealed its 6 Estate at the Paris motor show
27 September 2012

The Mazda 6 estate has been revealed at the Paris motor show. The move comes a month after the saloon variant premiered at the Moscow show.

At launch, the Mazda 6 estate will be available with a 2.2-litre SkyActive-D diesel engine, developing 148g/km. The engine, which will also be installed in the saloon, could deliver emissions as low as 105g/km. The design remains close to the Takeri concept, a fact that Mazda CEO Takeo Yamanouchi says is very deliberate because the company "knows that styling is a number one priority to Mazda customers, with efficiency and safety as the other important elements."

A SkyActiv-G 2.0-litre petrol engine, which promises torque levels in excess of what’s usually expected of a naturally aspirated unit, will feature in the line-up. Both engines are Euro 6 compliant.

Like the Mazda 6 saloon, the estate has been influenced by the brand’s Kodo design language and employ’s the full range of SkyActiv technologies including i-ELOOP regenerative braking system, in an effort to drive up efficiency.

Our Verdict

Mazda 6

The Mazda 6 is a Ford Mondeo rival with rakish styling and lightweight, low-emissions tech

Join the debate


5 September 2012

I liked the saloon, and i like the Estate too. All they need now are some more powerful engines

5 September 2012

It really is a straight lift of Volvo design language IMO

6 September 2012

I see what you mean, it does look a bit Volvo but then Volvo's don't really look like Volvo's anymore, they look a bit Japanese!

Anyway, it won't break down all the time like a V50.

5 September 2012

It is definitely a good-looking car, and the estate probably shades the saloon overall.  These press photos are also better than the ones they used for the saloon reveal last week as well, which helps.  Still wish it more of the concept car look to it, though.

Looking forward to the first reviews; hopefully it drives very well too.

5 September 2012

This is going to eat into Volvo/Merc and possibly Audi sales because in 4wd estate version it will be a winner! Great looking car inside and out

what's life without imagination

5 September 2012

I think I'm right in saying that the 2.2-litre SkyActive-D diesel engine develops 148 bhp and not 148 g/km as stated.

6 September 2012

Is it me or is this design not quite as nice as the existing car.  I feel there's a touch of 626 about it and Mazda's heritage in this area is not something worthy of a revival.

Whatever, it will drive well and won't go wrong.

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Honda Civic
    Car review
    21 April 2017
    Honda’s 10th-generation Civic hatchback goes global — but is that good news?
  • Toyota Prius Plug-in
    First Drive
    21 April 2017
    Second-generation Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid gets a bigger battery with new 39-mile electric range, more tech and styling updates, but it's expensive
  • Seat Ateca 1.4 EcoTSI 150 DSG
    First Drive
    20 April 2017
    Addition of DSG automatic gearbox in this top-spec model doesn't show the Ateca small SUV in its best light
  • Isuzu D-Max Blade
    First Drive
    20 April 2017
    Isuzu treats its rough-and-ready D-Max pick-up truck to a new engine, revised looks, better hauling ability and more equipment
  • MG ZS
    First Drive
    19 April 2017
    We drive MG’s upcoming Ford Ecosport rival in China-spec; good looks and a smart interior bode well for the UK version