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You can probably get an idea of how this works and how it looks from a new CX-9 signature edition. Those have the same thing.

As for it fitting a 2017...I'm not so sure about that. I don't know what the actual part looks like, but the grilles are obviously very different from '14 - '16 vs. '17 refresh. So if the piece is bendable, sure, I guess it might be a one-size fits most type thing. But I'd be weary about ordering this for a '17. That's crazy expensive to only find out it doesn't fit. Not to mention, for $450, I'd expect a whole new grille...haha
 
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You can probably get an idea of how this works and how it looks from a new CX-9 signature edition. Those have the same thing.

As for it fitting a 2017...I'm not so sure about that. I don't know what the actual part looks like, but the grilles are obviously very different from '14 - '16 vs. '17 refresh. So if the piece is bendable, sure, I guess it might be a one-size fits most type thing. But I'd be weary about ordering this for a '17. That's crazy expensive to only find out it doesn't fit. Not to mention, for $450, I'd expect a whole new grille...haha
in this catalog you can see is the same part number for the 2017 facelift(page 12):
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Japan has all the cool stuff. I would be broke as a joke if they offered all of that over here...lol

As for the actual part, if it's in Mazda's catalogue, then I would think it must be correct. If you are so daring, we'll all be excited to see what it looks like!

Total Sidenote...Do the '17s in Japan have a different interior? (page 8 in that catalogue). That has 2017 dash trim, heated steering wheel button, redesigned steering wheel, but still has the center console of the '14 - '16 (with minor update for the sport mode switch). But then not on page 9?? Wtf? lol. I mean personally I prefer the center console of the '14 - '16 over the refresh, but still, I had no idea that was different in Japan...
 

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Japan has all the cool stuff. I would be broke as a joke if they offered all of that over here...lol

As for the actual part, if it's in Mazda's catalogue, then I would think it must be correct. If you are so daring, we'll all be excited to see what it looks like!

Total Sidenote...Do the '17s in Japan have a different interior? (page 8 in that catalogue). That has 2017 dash trim, heated steering wheel button, redesigned steering wheel, but still has the center console of the '14 - '16 (with minor update for the sport mode switch). But then not on page 9?? Wtf? lol. I mean personally I prefer the center console of the '14 - '16 over the refresh, but still, I had no idea that was different in Japan...
You are right, its so weird that japan has this mixed interior. Btw i have to disagree, the main reason that kept me from buy this car was the interior, because i liked the 6 interior so much, but when they refreshed the center console and the whole interior, i jumped to it without question, looks way more ergonomic, better use of space(because of the electronic park brake, they have way more space to improve design), has a way more modern/premium look, etc
 

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You are right, its so weird that japan has this mixed interior. Btw i have to disagree, the main reason that kept me from buy this car was the interior, because i liked the 6 interior so much, but when they refreshed the center console and the whole interior, i jumped to it without question, looks way more ergonomic, better use of space(because of the electronic park brake, they have way more space to improve design), has a way more modern/premium look, etc
You're absolutely right. I do feel the refreshed interior has a way more modernized look to it; while the '14 - '16 might be a little "sportier" with it's ebrake handle, red stitching (which I couldn't live w/o), the mechanical tach gauge as opposed to the TFT gauge on the refreshed GTs, the carbon fiber accent trim... while they may be the same car, I do feel they're two very different cars taste-wise. Both very nice.

The best analogy I think I heard was the '14 - '16 was like a well-dressed man with his top collar unbuttoned and tie loosened. With the refresh, he's buttoned the top collar and tightened up the tie.

I am, however, totally jealous of the colored heads-up and heated steering wheel -- creature comforts, but totally cool. But I do feel the mechanical gauge cluster looked better than the TFT and of course, personally, I just couldn't live w/o the red stitching -- I feel like it provides the perfect offset that a pretty much black-on-black-with-silvery-chrome-highlights interior needs.

EDIT: Oh and also, that Mazda6 interior is something to behold... it is just stunning! Love love love it. Unfortunately, while the car looks very nice on the exterior, there's just something a little wonky to the design... It doesn't "flow" as much as I hoped it would.
 

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You're absolutely right. I do feel the refreshed interior has a way more modernized look to it; while the '14 - '16 might be a little "sportier" with it's ebrake handle, red stitching (which I couldn't live w/o), the mechanical tach gauge as opposed to the TFT gauge on the refreshed GTs, the carbon fiber accent trim... while they may be the same car, I do feel they're two very different cars taste-wise. Both very nice.

The best analogy I think I heard was the '14 - '16 was like a well-dressed man with his top collar unbuttoned and tie loosened. With the refresh, he's buttoned the top collar and tightened up the tie.

I am, however, totally jealous of the colored heads-up and heated steering wheel -- creature comforts, but totally cool. But I do feel the mechanical gauge cluster looked better than the TFT and of course, personally, I just couldn't live w/o the red stitching -- I feel like it provides the perfect offset that a pretty much black-on-black-with-silvery-chrome-highlights interior needs.

EDIT: Oh and also, that Mazda6 interior is something to behold... it is just stunning! Love love love it. Unfortunately, while the car looks very nice on the exterior, there's just something a little wonky to the design... It doesn't "flow" as much as I hoped it would.
Yes, i love the red stiching too, but the carbon fiber look isn't my type. But like you said, both are great cars.
 

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the mechanical tach gauge as opposed to the TFT gauge on the refreshed GTs
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Sweeping needle tach is still around (there's one in my car).

Sorry for OT.

I love the grille illumination - looks great on the new 6's. But man I couldn't pay that kind of coin for it.

If you end up going through with it be sure to post pics so the rest of us can be jealous.
 

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Someone on this forum did this mod on their pre-refreshed model lol. I saw one of these before too. The lighting is pretty subtle, but it does stick out a lot when you see it at night.
 

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yup! That's it. Very sweet, but as @Studum said, that's a lot of coin to shell out for something as such...
 
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Sweeping needle tach is still around (there's one in my car).

Sorry for OT.

I love the grille illumination - looks great on the new 6's. But man I couldn't pay that kind of coin for it.

If you end up going through with it be sure to post pics so the rest of us can be jealous.
I don't believe my use of the term "mechanical" may have been 100% appropriate, because you are correct. you do have a sweeping needle. Just the layout is different.

'15-'16 on the left, '17 on the right. As already mentioned, much for "refined and neatened up" for '17. Perhaps a little more "sportier" or "looser" for '14-'16
 

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