Mazda is set to add some sparkle to its 6 range by introducing a swoopy two-door coupe to rival BMW’s 4 Series.
The Japanese company has already delighted in great success with saloon and estate versions of the 6, but it now wants to lock horns with the premium German brands and break into the luxury coupe market – and our exclusive main image shows how the car could look.
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According to inside sources, Mazda will launch its 6 Coupe by 2016 as it seeks to add much more derivatives to its core line-up – made up of the new 2 supermini, 3 hatch and standard 6, as well as the CX-5 crossover and new smaller CX-3 crossover, which is set to be revealed at November’s LA motor Show.
The 6 Coupe will sit alongside the new MX-5 at the sporty end of the range. At the front, the two-door 6 bears a clear family resemblance to the saloon and estate, but there’s likely to be a lower bonnet line and much more distinctive bumper styling to give a racier look.
Overall the Coupe will have a lower, much more squat stance in contrast to the much more upright saloon – similar to the treatment BMW gave its 3 Series-derived 4 series Coupe. A sleeker roofline that elegantly falls to a stubby rear is also likely, giving the Coupe much more of a sports car look.