Mazda6 coupe coming next year?by Ronan Glon
The rumored Mazda6 coupe will feature a noticeably sportier design than its sedan counterpart.
A new report finds Mazda will introduce a coupe version of the Mazda6 in time for the 2016 model year.
The coupe will look similar to the from the tip of the front bumper to the B-pillar, though it is expected to wear a noticeably sportier design. Beyond that, it will feature a pair of frameless doors, a sloping roofline and a revised rear end that could borrow styling cues from the Shinari concept (pictured) that was introduced at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.
Inside, expect the first-ever 6 coupe to feature a better-finished interior than its four-door sibling. It will offer space for up to four passengers in a spacious, sport-inspired atmosphere.
The Mazda6 coupe will initially launch with the same engine that currently powers the sedan, meaning it will use a 2.5-liter SkyActiv four-cylinder rated at 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft. of torque. Power will be sent to the front wheels via either a six-speed automatic transmission or an enthusiast-friendly six-speed manual unit.
The coupe will not be available with the sedan's 2.2-liter turbodiesel in the United States, but a high-performance MazdaSpeed-tuned model is likely to join the lineup later in the production run.