Mazda MX-6 trademark found, for new four-door coupe?

December 5, 2018

Remember the old Mazda MX-6 from the 1990s? A modern interpretation could be on its way as Mazda has just filed a trademark application for the name.

Records were found at the European Trade Mark and Design Network recently, showing an application filed on October 16, and a ‘published’ status on November 7 for the name “Mazda MX-6”. This could suggest Mazda is considering reintroducing the nameplate.

Mazda has been known to be working on some kind of new rotary-powered sports car, set to come in as something of an ‘RX-9’. The company also unveiled a striking concept sports coupe in 2015, called the RX Vision concept (above), which could hint at its design. However, Mazda may be looking to introduce a sports car just beneath it as development of the notorious rotary engine continues.

You might remember the Mazda Vision Coupe concept (below) from last year. This was pitched as a four-door coupe with an elegantly long and swooping roofline, pillarless doors, and a striking front end with an exaggerated interpretation of its latest inverted grille layout.

Considering the current trends, our guess is Mazda could be looking to introduce a new four-door coupe to take on the likes of the Volkswagen Arteon. We are just speculating but the Mazda6 already competes with the VW Passat, so a four-door coupe brother could go down well.

We’ll have to wait and see for more information. Of course, there’s always the possibility Mazda is trademarking the MX-6 name simply to stop anyone else from taking it. Trademarks don’t always mean a production car is on the way.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.