Javelin MegaDork
July 24, 2012 6:53 p.m.

I feel faint!

Feedyurhed Dork
July 24, 2012 7:08 p.m.

They went from a smiley face to the Joker! It certainly does look good from that angle but it's not really showing much.

ransom SuperDork
July 24, 2012 7:16 p.m.

Maybe the rest of it looks just as good and they'll bring a diesel wagon.

Hey, it's an early photo, I'm trying to get my dreaming in quick before I find out the reality!

Raze SuperDork
July 24, 2012 8:23 p.m.

I just see a VW...

irish44j SuperDork
July 24, 2012 8:27 p.m.

wait till later. Once you see the wheel gap and way-not-aggressive-enough-offset wheels that most midsize sedans have, it won't look as hot ;)

Brett_Murphy SuperDork
July 24, 2012 8:34 p.m.

I'm really, really aggravated because I bought a 2011... now this.

Javelin MegaDork
July 24, 2012 8:38 p.m.
Raze wrote: I just see a VW...

Que? VW hasn't ever made anything like this.

I see Jaguar XF...

T.J. PowerDork
July 24, 2012 9:24 p.m.

I see hints of Mazda Furai in that front view.

KATYB HalfDork
July 24, 2012 9:36 p.m.

I think it will be stunning. But I believe that from a drivers pov the first gen still will be the best. Its that front suspension and feel. They nailed it on the first gen the second gen disapoint me.

irish44j SuperDork
July 24, 2012 9:40 p.m.

looks-wise the speed6 still looks the best. They got the wheels nice and flush, dual exhaust, and the more muscular hood.

Sultan HalfDork
July 24, 2012 11:46 p.m.

I hope it is great looking because Mazda is tanking due butt ugly design.

amg_rx7 Dork
July 24, 2012 11:49 p.m.

Needs RWD!

bravenrace PowerDork
July 25, 2012 7:12 a.m.
irish44j wrote: wait till later. Once you see the wheel gap and way-not-aggressive-enough-offset wheels that most midsize sedans have, it won't look as hot ;)

This, along with how many rear ends get mucked up, means that this doesn't really tell us anything.

Vigo SuperDork
July 25, 2012 7:37 a.m.
Que? VW hasn't ever made anything like this.

CC

I saw it too.

And for me thats a good thing. CC was the coolest looking thing VW made over the last few years. But i think its a trick of the eye and it wont look anything like a CC once i see more pictures of it. Just something in the shape of the front fascia from that one angle is reminiscent.

Keven New Reader
July 25, 2012 8:33 a.m.

Hopefully it comes with the diesel they keep talking about.

m4ff3w UltraDork
July 25, 2012 9:02 a.m.

I think it looks more Volvo than anything else. Not to say it is a Volvo clone - but the feel is there.

mndsm PowerDork
July 25, 2012 9:11 a.m.

Wheels and tires are almost always the first thing I do to a car. I don't really care what the stockers look like... they're not gonna be there long.

pinchvalve UltimaDork
July 25, 2012 9:16 a.m.

Just make a 280HP wagon version...

Javelin MegaDork
July 25, 2012 9:19 a.m.

bravenrace PowerDork
July 25, 2012 9:20 a.m.
m4ff3w wrote: I think it looks more Volvo than anything else. Not to say it is a Volvo clone - but the feel is there.

I see that too, minus the slash. But recent Volvo's are pretty good looking cars, IMO, so if it emulates that it may be good. But I still say this photo doesn't tell much.

Edit - Jav just popped in those photos as I was typing. The front does look a little like a Volvo, and the back looks a little like a Sonata. But overall I'd have to say it's pretty good looking.

AutoXR HalfDork
July 25, 2012 9:36 a.m.

ahh... that appliance excites you?

93EXCivic UltimaDork
July 25, 2012 9:38 a.m.

It is decent. Not as nice looking as the new Fusion though.

Raze SuperDork
July 25, 2012 11:01 a.m.
m4ff3w wrote: I think it looks more Volvo than anything else. Not to say it is a Volvo clone - but the feel is there.

I also saw that in it, I was trying to figure out the cross, it's like an S60 + a CC

fornetti14 HalfDork
July 25, 2012 11:04 a.m.

It looks great. Way better than the current model.

I'm interested to see what the interior looks like and how they'll price it.

We really like our '05 and would consider this one after the used models hit the market in 2015 ish.

JamesMcD Reader
July 25, 2012 12:17 p.m.

I hope hope hope hope hope that those red tinted tail lights above are coming to the US. But they will probably screw us with retarded clear ones.

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