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by George Skentzos

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.

Mazda6 Coupe and Cabriolet?

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.

Mazda6 Coupe and Cabriolet?

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.