Mazda Vision Coupe on ice as SUVs become priority


Mazda is deploying its new rear-driven system and straight-6 engines for the CX-60 SUV and a few far more designs to abide by, but a generation version of the firm’s admired Vision Coupé thought appears to be like ever more not likely, 5 several years just after its expose – and it is no shock that SUVs are to blame.

The Eyesight Coupé was discovered at the Tokyo motor demonstrate in 2017 as a flagbearer for the marque’s new Kodo style and design language – which has considering that been deployed on a raft of output models including the Mazda MX-30 EV, Mazda 3 hatchback and all-new CX-60. 

It adopted in the footsteps of 2015’s additional effectiveness-oriented RX Vision concept, and in the same way promoted the Japanese firm’s ‘less is a lot more ethos’. The agency never categorically said it planned to set the concept into creation, but it was thought to carefully preview the next-technology Mazda 6 saloon, which was thanks to acquire on the BMW 5 Sequence with a new selection of inline-six engines.

But now, Mazda has shifted aim to building much more common SUV styles in the vein of its new CX-60 flagship – the to start with model in its line-up to use the natively rear-driven architecture, dashing hopes for a low-slung, rakish saloon to rival 5-doorway coupés in the vein of the Volkswagen Arteon and Mercedes-Benz CLA. 

Mazda Europe’s Joachim Kunz claimed: “This SUV trend is continuing, and even much more for Mazda. It’s what is marketing very best.

“It would be pretty nice… to have the FR [front-engine, rear-driven] idea and 6-cylinder motor for a Mazda 6 successor or a massive athletics coupé. We would like to have it, but at this stage in time, it’s most essential to market SUVs.”

Kunz’s remarks increase questions about the probability of a successor to present day Mazda 6, which was introduced in 2012 and intensely current in 2018. Mazda has confirmed two new styles to comply with the CX-60 into European dealerships: the rotary-run assortment-extender edition of the MX-30 and the 7-seat variation of the CX-60, which will use the CX-80 badge. In the meantime, it will start the broader CX-70 and CX-90 SUVs, also atop the rear-travel architecture.


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