Mazda knows ‘everybody’ wants another sports car

Mazda is currently embarking on an electrification journey and SUV rollout, although continue to retaining the door open up for alternate fuels. Could a new sports vehicle also be on the horizon?

While Mazda sells the MX-5 as its bread and butter sporting activities auto, a rumoured rotary halo motor vehicle has been on- and off-once more for some time.

Don’t write Mazda off just however. The brand could finally be breaking ground on a new sporting activities automobile to be part of the MX-5 in its line-up.

Speaking to media at the CX-60 expose in Portugal, Mazda Europe director of style and design Jo Stenuit was eager on the idea of yet another sports activities auto to sit together with the MX-5.

“It would be cool, no? Positive, yeah, everyone would want one particular,” Mr Stenuit mentioned.

When requested what it would seem like and regardless of whether it (or the MX-5) would be an electrified car, Mr Stenuit unsurprisingly mentioned any electric powered Mazda sports automobile would will need to be a operate of artwork.

“It would be attractive, but most importantly it would travel actually well. I’d envision it would travel much better than the existing MX-5. I can just consider myself driving by the woods with an electric powered [sports car] and it would be nice.”

This follows on from Mazda registering the ‘R’ brand name trademark, suggesting it’s functioning on a sporty sub-manufacturer.

The R title would be a departure from the norm for Mazda, which has formerly made use of MPS, RX, and MazdaSpeed badging for its performance cars.

It did, even so, recently use the R360 coupe in a assortment of illustrations or photos to celebrate its 100th Anniversary. Is Mazda making ready an homage?

We’ve been teased, teased, and teased yet again about the probable for a return to rotary performance vehicles by Mazda, most not too long ago with the RX-Vision and its GT3 spinoff, the latter of which is a Gran Turismo exclusive.

We also know Mazda is making ready a variety of cars and trucks developed on a rear-wheel travel architecture, with electrical power from electrified inline-6 engines, so it could also turn out to be a effectiveness sub-model in keeping with BMW M, Mercedes-AMG, and Audi RS.

Mazda has slotted the turbocharged 2.5-litre 4-cylinder engine from the CX-9 and CX-5 into the smaller 3 sedan and hatchback, but these automobiles (which continue to be off the desk for Australia) don’t have a particular general performance badge.

The final general performance Mazda to make it Down Less than was the 3 MPS, which was marketed right up until 2013 as a rival to the Volkswagen Golfing GTI.

Either way, we’re fired up about the possible for a new Mazda sporting activities auto, no matter if it is electric powered or rotary.