As SUVs become more popular, Mazda’s Vision Coupe has been postponed.
Mazda Vision Coupe – Overview
Still, five years after its unveiling, a production version of the firm’s lauded Vision Coupé concept looks increasingly doubtful, and it’s no surprise that SUVs are to blame.
The Mazda Vision Coupé debuted at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show as the brand’s new Kodo design language, which has since been adopted by several production vehicles, including the Mazda MX-30 EV, Mazda 3 hatchback, and all-new CX-60.
It followed in the footsteps of the more performance-oriented RX Vision concept from 2015 and emphasized the Japanese company’s ‘less is more philosophy similarly.
However, the company never specified whether the concept would go into production.
Still, it was thought to be a close preview of the next-generation Mazda 6 sedan, which was set to compete with the BMW 5 Series with a new range of inline-six engines.
Mazda has now shifted its focus to developing more popular SUV models in the vein of its new CX-60 flagship.
The first model in its line-up uses the natively rear-driven architecture, putting an end to hopes for a low-slung, rakish saloon to compete with five-door coupés like the Volkswagen Arteon and Mercedes-Benz CLA.