In recent years, there have been many rumors that the next generation Mazda6 will be equipped with rear-wheel drive and take design inspiration from the Mazda Vision Coupe concept. Introduced in 2017, this concept model has a long hood, short rear deck, and coupe-like side design.

Mazda has not confirmed any information about the drivetrain, but with its attractive proportions, it is likely that the car will be equipped with a longitudinally mounted engine and rear-wheel drive. After the Japanese automaker confirmed a rear-wheel drive-oriented architecture for its next-generation SUVs, many people speculated that the new Mazda6 will also be equipped with rear-wheel drive.

While waiting, graphic designer Theophilus Chin has created a rendering of the next-gen Mazda6. Instead of starting with the versatile CX-60 sports model, Theophilus Chin started with the latest generation of the BMW 5 Series G60. Since BMW specializes in using inline-six engines, this seems like a good choice.

Based on the rendering, it can be seen that the next-generation Mazda6 possesses an elegant, luxurious, and attractive appearance. Compared to the current version, the new Mazda6 has been significantly redesigned with a new grille, new front fascia, new headlights, and new air intakes. The rear of the car has also been refined with redesigned taillights.

In the meantime, according to Japan’s Best Car magazine, the next-generation Mazda6 will not be a traditional sedan but rather a four-door coupe with an eye-catching design that plays the role of the “pinnacle of Kodo design” instead of applying a completely new design language. Reports indicate that the next-generation Mazda6 will be launched around 2025.

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