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Mike Stevens | Oct, 29 2014 | 6 Comments

Talk of a two-door Mazda6 is again doing the rounds, following rumours and reports that stretch back to 2011 and earlier.

Motivation for introducing a Mazda6 Coupe likely comes from the US, where models like the Honda Accord can be had in both four and two-door form.

For some in America, the premium style of the new Mazda6 might have it considered a more affordable alternative to the likes of Audi’s A5 and the BMW 4 Series.

Now, a report with the UK’s Auto Express suggests that Mazda is considering introducing a Mazda6 Coupe that would “sit alongside the new MX-5 at the sporty end of the range”.

Sporty? If the current sedan’s mechanical package is anything to go by, a two-door Mazda6 would be considered little more than an exercise in sporty styling - unlike the focused MX-5.

Above: the Shinari concept, our first look at today's Mazda6.
Above: the Shinari concept, our first look at today's Mazda6.

However, the introduction of a Mazda6 Coupe could also mark the return of the powered-up MPS model, increasing outputs and switching out the sedan’s front-wheel-drive setup for an all-paw arrangement.

The report adds that Mazda is aiming to introduce the coupe in 2016. As for an MPS version, Mazda’s Kengo Fukushima told TMR in August that the company has yet to decide if the performance brand will return.

“We are still not sure which is the right way, the right strategy, but ‘sport’ is one way that we are considering to keep competitiveness,” he said.

If nothing else, Honda’s Accord Coupe could soon have a new challenger. Should Audi and BMW be worried? Probably not… but for those that want the style without the cost, a Mazda6 Coupe could be just the ticket.

Pictured top of article: Mazda6 Coupe by Theo Chin.

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