Mazda6 Coupe in the Pipe Says Exec

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Mazda6 Coupe in the Pipe Says Exec

The last time Mazda offered a coupe model based on the underpinnings of its mid-size sedan, it was called the MX-6. It was quite popular in its day, and two-generation of models had been produced before Mazda pulled the plug on the sports sporty car back in 1997.

Now a unnamed senior company source has revealed that the new Mazda6 will spawn a coupe model, which will be based on the stunning Takeri concept car, which was a hit at the recent Tokyo Motor Show.

While the new sedan model of the Mazda6 is expected to hit the market in early 2013, the coupe version might arrive a year later. The coupe will follow the principals of other new Mazda SkyActiv vehicles, while adding new technologies like i-Eloop, which is Mazda’s version of a regenerative braking system which can help improve economy by 10%.

While European markets will likely get a 2.0-liter petrol and 2.2-liter diesel engines, the North American model could also be offered with a V6 engine. Only time will tell.

[Source: WhatCar?]

  • http://www.facebook.com/chrisgmiddleton Chris Middleton

    All I can say is hopefully the Coupe is a less watered down version of the spectacular Takeri concept than the sedan. Not that the sedan isn’t a good looking car, it just doesn’t live up to the immense potential of the concept in my eyes.

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