Mazda is considering launching a crossover based on the all-new 2014¬†Mazda6, a new report indicates. ¬†If given the green light for production, the crossover would take the Mazda6 nameplate into uncharted territory.
Hiroshi Kajiyama, the Mazda6's project manager, confirmed to Australia's Drive that developing a Mazda6-based crossover would be a fairly easy task. ¬†It would not be a traditional crossover, however, and some reports suggest that it would take the form of a smaller BMW X6.
Regardless of aesthetics, the crossover would be developed with Mazda's "zoom zoom" philosophy and would provide a lively driving experience.
"Unless the vehicle is fun to drive it's not a Mazda," affirmed Kajiyama. ¬†"I cannot put the number 6 on a vehicle that is not fun to drive." ¬†
While a new crossover remains a possibility, Kajiyama¬†said that the long-rumored two-door variant of the 6 is not currently under consideration.
"The coupe body style is less of a priority [than the crossover]," confirmed Kajiyama, "I have no plans to build one right now."
The Japanese automaker is holding off on expanding the 6 lineup until it has successfully launched the existing sedan and wagon variants in key markets all around the world, meaning that the crossover is at least several years away.