By Drew Johnson
Thursday, Oct 25th, 2012 @ 2:01 pm
 

Mazda is developing a coupe version of its all-new Mazda6, a new report finds. Although Mazda has denied it is working on a Mazda6 coupe, the internet rumor mill suggests the sportier model will launch sometime in 2014.

According to the UK's Auto Express, Mazda is developing a new Mazda6 coupe to join sedan and wagon variants of the mid-sizer. The Mazda6 coupe will reportedly arrive as a three-door hatch, offering more cargo space that a traditional two-door. The current version of the Mazda6 sedan is offered with a hatchback, albeit not in the United States market.

Mazda is looking to move the 6 nameplate up-market with the latest iteration of the car, and that will be reflected in the coupe's intended rival - the Audi A5.

The Mazda6 coupe will presumably be offered with the standard car's drivetrains, but Mazda is also said to be working on a high-performance version of the car, not unlike the previous MazdaSpeed6. A 260 horsepower turbocharged 2.0L is tipped for duty in the performance model, with all-wheel drive a distinct possibility.

If the Mazda6 coupe ultimately comes to fruition, look for it to land in dealer showrooms sometime in 2014.