Mazda is planning to heat up its Mazda6 range following the poor performance of the sedan and wagon variants in Japan.
This will include the addition of two new models – a Coupe and Coupe Cabriolet, as well as a high performance model which will take the Mazdaspeed Atenza namesake.
The new models will be based on the sedan chassis, with the BMW 3-series squarely in its sights as a benchmark for both build quality and choice.
Comprising a sedan, wagon, cabriolet, coupe and high performance model, the new and improved Mazda6 range will mimic that of the BMW 3-series.
This contradicts earlier reports that the Mazdaspeed6 – or Mazda6 MPS as it is known in Australia – would not be continued into the next generation.
Mazda are also planning a high performance derivative of the highly successful Mazda2, which could possibly resemble the Mazdaspeed Demio concept revealed at the Tokyo Auto Salon.