Watch Mazda’s ‘Big Reveal’ At The NY Auto Show

Some carmakers are hell bent on teasing us. This time, we have Mazda announcing a “A BIG reveal in the BIG apple” through a video that could pose more questions than it answers.

We’ll admit that our first thought goes to the facelifted 2018 Mazda6, especially since the lighting units seem to match those pictured in the video, but that’s already been announced and detailed. Not that we’d be surprised one bit, as we’ve seen worse teaser-tactics from manufacturers.

What else could it be?

Recently, we found out that Mazda listed the ‘6’ with all-wheel drive on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, so unless it was a mistake, we think that might be the best answer.

2019 Mazda3 instrument panel scoop

We also know for a fact that Mazda is preparing a brand-new ‘3’ hatch, with leaked images of its digital instrument panel making headlines last week. From the other models in its range, the only one that is approaching an update is the CX-3 small crossover that was presented in 2015, but that seems like a long-shot.

Perhaps it’s something different altogether. Either way, we’d love to hear what you think in the comments.

* Update – live stream video from Mazda’s 2018 NY Auto Show press conference added below


2018 Mazda6 facelift
  • ediotsavant

    The next generation 3.

    • dtd

      That’s the only thing, i guess.

    • C172fccc

      Probably not. They would not show the front of a Mazda 6 in the teaser if it was the case

  • Six_Tymes

    whatever it is, please dont have the pop up design nav screen anymore. Sorry but that needs to go. I wont buy mazda again until they rid that dash design.

    • IFDU

      It’s in our CX-5 and there’s nothing wrong with it. The knobs near the gearshift makes it convenient and unecessary to touch the screen. It beats a clunky piece of plastic on/over the dash.

    • Nordschleife

      Pop-up suggests it pops up out the dash but I take it you mean free standing to which you’re going to be mad because those are here to stay in the interim. Fingers crossed for you though.

    • pjl35

      looks like you won’t be buying Hyundai, Kia, Ford, Honda, or Nissan either…

  • IFDU

    Mazda 6 coupe?

    • Nordschleife

      I’d die if they made that. I only wish.

    • AB

      I’ve been hearing rumours of this for a while. Would be nice!

    • AntBee

      I would love it if Mazda would bring back the 6 hatch! The first gen, still turns my head, if I see one in great condition. My ex tried to buy a used 6 GT hatch, which had a V6 and a manual transmission. Deal didn’t go through.

  • Harry_Wild

    My guess is the Mazda 6 station wagon! If it is; I will buy it!

    • IFDU

      Im with you with a wagon, but really hoping they have a “soft-roader” lifted 6 wagon to compete with Outback and Regal TourX.

      • Bill Nguyen

        Definitely a soft roader concept

  • Leconte Dave


    • Christian

      you beat me to it

  • LJ

    Mazda 3 or perhaps a Mazdaspeed 6?

  • Rj Mansfield

    Im curious here… I know about a year ago, Mazda was looking at bringing back the “speeds”. Im wondering if this, in addition to the new AWD – will be the BIG news to present itself to us tomorrow, on the new Mazda6.

  • ctk4949


    • Christian


      • AntBee

        It could happen… I think? Maybe not in our lifetimes?

    • AntBee

      We wish! I still want a yellow ’92!

  • Rez Gazi

    Can’t wait to see 🙂 probably Mazda 3 or…..will see tomorrow!

  • Brian Brown

    I own several Mazda’s…received email notification from Mazda of big reviel tomorrow. The teaser image seems to hint at a pre-production / production Mazda 3. Image only shows front 3/4 but from what I can tell, it’s low to the ground (non-suv) with a splitter and side strakes. Hood over hang also hints at Mazda 3 KAI concept….fingers crossed!

  • cGmc11

    Could be the long delayed Mazda 6 2.2L diesel.

  • Brian Brown
  • Keisuke Revill

    Headlight design on images of the facelifted 6 are different from the teased lamp, the corner marker/reflector is shorter and lacks an extra detail bar the 6 seems to have.

    As far as the separate image sent out by Mazda, I don’t think the teased image is of that, either. The teaser lamp is definitely enclosed in a lens while that front top 3/4 shot shows a front lighting element that isn’t.

    Teaser video could be the production 3 and that other image be of a GT-class car concept?

  • Six Thousand Times

    A new REPU! If only…

  • Kate E

    this site is fake news

    • Christian

      Can you please delete your comment? It offend me…

  • Benoit Lafrance

    Mazda did a great job so we cannot see the car if we manipulate the contrast and everything.

    • pjl35

      It’s an image of the 6…

  • Matt

    So they’re putting the front of the Mazda 6 onto the Miata? I don’t think so somehow.

  • Nordschleife

    I think it’s either the next generation 3 or some CX-7 crossover.

  • 6thGear

    My guess is it is the CX-5 with the long awaited 2.2 Diesel

  • Eric

    There’s been talk of a CX-7, but it’s probably not that. My money is on the next Mazda 3.

  • Harry Nimmergut

    The new 3.

  • Infinite1

    Can’t we get another Mazdaspeed 6 please? Or at least a performance variant if Mazda sdoesn’t want to use that moniker.

  • willhaven

    Exactly what I assumed. Thanks for confirming.

  • Giziclown

    Mazda CX-8?

    • Giziclown

      I’m sorry, for being a monkey.

  • Victor Ferreira

    Where can I get one? LOL

  • Rick Alexander

    It would be nice, if it was a Mazdaspeed 6. Mazda doesn’t have an outright performance car (sorry the Miata ain’t it) in its lineup at the moment. The new RX7 would be quite a surprise, but somehow, I don’t think that’s it either. So, a performance oriented Mazda 6 is my bet. Actually, it could be a bigger luxury oriented Mazda, to compete with the Q50, the Lexus Is, etc. Hmmm…

  • Steven Sposato

    If it’s the AWD 6, I’ll put my order in now.

  • Raf

    The headlamp looks exactly like the Mazda6 refresh so I think it’s safe to assume that this is the reveal of the AWD Mazda6.

  • redav

    How funny would it be if it was the diesel in the CX-5?

  • Christian

    Might be a faceliftet version of the CX-4 that was a China only before? Its a GLC Coupé styled SUV…

  • Dennis Scipio

    Spoiler alert: It wasn’t a new vehicle it was the Facelifted 2019 CX-3 a new Tagline called “Feel Alive” but they did show off the Mazda Kai Concept from the Tokyo Motor Show.

    • Steven Sposato

      yeah I watched it on YouTube and turned it off when I saw it was something not big at all. I was hoping that I’d come on here later and see that I left the presentation too early, but sounds like I made the right choice.

  • LJ

    While very similar, the headlights are smaller in proportion to the grille than the 6, so fingers crossed it’s the new 3.

  • Kyle Newberry

    Apple Car Play and Android Auto coming to all in 2018/2019.

    New CX3.

  • eb110americana

    I’m going to play it safe and guess twin-turbo Wankel RX-9 shooting brake.

  • Daveyd

    I have a 2016 CX-5 and love the integrated LCD screen. The 2017 screens look hideous. Like someone is balancing their tablet on the dashboard.

    • 6thGear

      Most people voting with their wallets disagree with you

  • Harry_Wild

    It was just a dud promotional event! It like April 3rd! Crappy Mazda!

  • Erick Sn

    It should be Mazda 6 estate facelift

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