Sunday, December 3, 2023
News Mazda6 Sedan Rumored to Re-enter the Market in 2025

Mazda6 Sedan Rumored to Re-enter the Market in 2025

According to sources, a new Mazda6 is under development and is aimed at North America

Mazda is purportedly in the process of resurrecting its Mazda6 model, according to well-placed sources. Development has been going on behind the scenes, targeting the North American market as a core focus for its reintroduction. The rumored return will not materialize until 2025 at the earliest, aligning with Mazda’s broader strategic plan to strengthen its premium product line in large vehicles.

2021 Mazda6 Review: Until We Meet Again

The strategy has so far seen a fair amount of success. Globally, Mazda has introduced numerous SUVs including the CX-60 and CX-80 in Japan and Europe and plans to roll out the CX-70 in North America, alongside its three-row counterpart CX-90. Notably, the CX-60 has performed well in the Japanese market, outselling the more budget-friendly CX-5, indicating a favorable reception for Mazda’s push into larger, premium vehicles. Development costs have been kept low due to model-based approaches and economies of scale that emphasize efficiency improvements.

When it comes to the specifics of the next-generation Mazda6, it will share its platform with the latest crop of SUVs and, as such, it’s likely that the vehicle will borrow internals from the CX-90. Available power units may include a 2.5L inline-4 gasoline engine and its plug-in hybrid version, and a turbocharged 3.3L inline-6 with mild hybrid technology. Both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive (AWD) systems are expected to be on offer.

2018 Mazda6 | Photo: Mazda

Design-wise, according to bestcarweb, the new Mazda6 will be the apotheosis of Mazda’s Kodo design language, featuring a uniquely elegant four-door coupe design. This positions the vehicle to fill a niche for those who desire a racy-looking sedan, bolstered by an ultra-efficient PHEV powertrain and high-performance straight-six powerplant and front-engine-rear-drive characteristics.

The adoption of larger, longitudinally mounted engine models for North America seems to be paving the way for the next Mazda6. Our concern is that midsize sedans are all but dead with a number expected to be discontinued over the next year or two, however those that remain have retained a loyal following.  Having said that, the sedan could also possibly feature a full EV version  in the future, although this remains speculative at this point.

Trending Now

Volvo Plans Near-Zero Emission Steel, Aluminium as Part of Climate Action

Near-zero emissions steel expected in 2026 Automaker using purchasing power to develop low-emissions aluminum Volvo Cars continues to lead the auto industry when it...

2024 Toyota RAV4 Gains New Options for Woodland Trim, Starts From $33k

Small paint changes to 2024 RAV4 lineup Woodland grade adds some cosmetic upgrades The 2024 Toyota RAV4 is getting some new paint colours and...

UAW Launches Organising Effort at 13 U.S. Automakers

UAW looks to expand after record contracts Thousands of auto workers signing union cards The United Auto Workers union is smelling blood in the...

Mitsubishi Motors’ 2024 Lineup Now Available in Canadian Dealerships

Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada has officially introduced its 2024 vehicle lineup. This year's collection is essentially a carry-over from the 2023 model year...

HW Electro Puzzle Electric Kei Van Hits the Big Apple

Puzzle wants to be first EV LCV in America Production expected to start in 2025 A kei-sized electric van is coming to America. The...
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.