Would you like to see the Mazda 6 make a glorious comeback?
Reports of its death may (or may not) have been greatly exaggerated…
When the Mazda 6 was pulled from sale at the start of the year, we thought that would be it for the much-loved saloon. Memories were shared, metaphorical fists were shaken, and then we all begrudgingly moved on.
Even Mazda itself signalled there was no way back for the 6. “With the launch of the Mazda CX-60 PHEV and the upcoming CX-60 diesel, as well as the well-established Mazda CX-5 – SUV consumer demand continues to grow and this is where the focus is for dealers and in the UK market,” it said at the time.
“This combined with declining UK sales in the saloon and estate car sector, mean we have ended sales of the Mazda 6 in the UK. However, the Mazda 6 will continue to be sold in some European markets.”
However, could an unlikely U-turn be on the cards at some point in the future? According to a report from Japanese outlet Best Car, a new version of the Mazda 6 might well be in development after all.
All of them sit on Mazda’s Large Product Group platform, and if the architecture is such a hit with customers then why not stick a saloon or four-door coupe body on top of it? That’d keep development costs down and the last time Mazda teased such a thing in concept form (remember the Vision Coupe of 2018?) we fell head over heels for it.
Obviously the market fundamentals haven’t changed - Volvo recently went SUV-only, save for a handful of emergency services vehicles - and the momentum is very much with taller, bulkier cars. But if Mazda brought the 6 back as a flagship product, you’d be straight onto the configurator like us right?
Answers below please, kind sirs and madams. The campaign to revive the 6 starts now.
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