Mazda’s future is exciting, but likely not adding new sports car

By Product Expert | Posted in Concept, Design, Mazda Brand on Monday, December 10th, 2018 at 4:41 pm
A photo of the Mazda RX-Vision concept vehicle.

Is Mazda adding a new sports car to the lineup?

It’s pretty easy to understand how the people working as product experts at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown became huge Mazda fans. With that, more than a few of them actually spend some of their downtime reading the news and other articles about what may or may not be coming down the pipe from the automaker. A recent article has caught our attention that stated Mazda has chosen to renew its trademark for the MX-6 model name. Does this mean Mazda is adding a new sports car to the lineup? Obviously, we don’t know for sure, but at this point, it doesn’t seem likely. Let’s take a look at what we know at this point in the game.

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There are only a few reasons why a manufacturer would renew a trademark on a model name. Obviously, it could signal that they are going to be putting it back into production; or, it could mean they simply don’t want anyone else using it. The latter of these appears to be the most likely scenario regarding this Mazda news. However, it doesn’t slam the door on future development, and something could be happening in the future.

When the new version of the Mazda3 sedan and hatchback was shown off at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, someone asked Mazda’s CEO if there were plans for an upcoming vehicle that would utilize a new generation of the automaker’s famous rotary engine. He said no, but this could just be the executive playing his cards close to the vest. A few years ago, Mazda produced a concept vehicle called the RX-Vision. This one-off technology demonstrator was powered by a rotary engine. There is very little if any correlation between what is equipped on a concept vehicle and what shows up on a production model.

If you’d like to see what Mazda currently has available at the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown showroom, make an appointment with one of our product experts today.

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