The stylish proportions of the Mazda6 are instantly recognisable, driven by a development concept of 'Mature Elegance', Mazda has refined the Kodo: Soul of Motion design, elevating the sense of quality and refinement so that their flagship model rivals premium badged competitors for desirability and kerb appeal.

The exterior design accentuates the essential elegance of the Mazda6 with features such as a front grille that contributes to the appearance of motion and a wide sporty stance on the road. Adopting a more powerful and deeply sculpted look, the grille’s bottom edge dips lower at its centre, while the tips of the signature wings flow along the bottom of the headlamp assembly. The grille mesh is positioned deeply within the surround and has an intricate pattern of small blocks, shaped to help light bounce off each individual block giving the grille an attractively bright appearance.

The Mazda6’s headlamps adopt a sleek, wide shape with the LED turn signals forming a line along the upper edge of each headlamp unit. In addition, with Sport and GT Sport models the lighting signature design penetrates the projector, while the sharp form and lines of light produce a bold expression, at the same time as lighting the lower section of the headlamp housing to hint at the Mazda6’s low centre of gravity.

Integrating the fog lamp function into the headlamp units allows for a horizontally oriented bumper design at each corner, which emphasises the Mazda6's wide front stance. Ducts introduced beneath the trim pieces contribute to improved aerodynamic performance by channelling air to the front tyres. To the rear, the design of Tourer has always been well received by customers for its sporty good looks and on both Saloon and Tourer variants the body colour extends to the lower bumper section to present a taut high-quality look.

The Saloon’s rear combination lamp design features a sleek, sharp, well-balanced appearance, while the brake lamp cylinders are positioned low down, adopting a design similar to the headlamp units, the lighting signature on Sport and GT Sport models edges the bottom of the lamp unit. On all Saloon models, the lower section of the boot lid’s horizontal line and its extended garnish lend a refined air befitting a luxury saloon, while the exhaust pipes are positioned closer to the outer edge, which again accentuates the Mazda6's wide rear stance, giving the impression of a lower centre of gravity and a powerful physique.

Across the range the Mazda6’s styling can topped off with Soul Red Crystal Metallic paint, which thanks to Mazda’s unique three-layer Takuminuri painting technology increases brightness by approximately 20 per cent and depth by 50 per cent, compared to previous Soul Red Metallic paint. The radiant transparency of this new red more powerfully highlights the beautiful contours of the Kodo: Soul of Motion design. Introduced with the 2021 Mazda6 model year, Mazda’s flagship car can be specified with Polymetal Grey paint for the first time.