The prototype is longer and broader than the MX-5 Miata and was brought to life as a hybrid rotary-powered sports car – sparking dreams of an RX-7 successor, without a doubt. However, it could also work as a preview of what's coming for the next-generation MX-5 Miata a few years from now – including the modern take on the pop-up lights. As for the roadster, it too was on stage because Mazda gave it another slew of updates to make it even more desirable than before.
In the US, the carmaker has it on sale – from $28k – alongside the Mazda3 as the only other passenger car in a wide family of crossovers (CX-30, CX-5, CX-50, CX-90). However, that's the 2023 model year for now, as we are still waiting for the official premiere of the enhanced 2024MY. Interestingly, some pixel masters are not wasting time bringing the potential novelties to life.
As such, probably inspired by the updated MX-5 Miata and the Iconic SP concept, Vince Burlapp (aka vburlapp on social media), who is a prolific virtual artist who loves to dream of all the latest models across the wide-ranging automotive realm, was quick to imagine a lovely little MX-6 sibling in the form of a dedicated two-door fixed-roof coupe. The sports car looks gloriously smooth and could easily get produced on the same underpinnings as the MX-5 Miata and with the same powertrains.
However, one little issue prevents Mazda from introducing such an 'MX-6' partner. The Japanese automaker already sells a coupe companion – the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, which kicks off at $35,750 and has the same 2.0-liter engine packing 181 hp plus an ideal (almost) 50/50 weight distribution. As such, Mazda would have to kill off the RF to produce an MX-6 two-door coupe, which really doesn't make sense.
On the other hand, if you think something more extreme could work out for Mazda, the good folks over at 'car.design.trends captured our imagination with help from Milan Lanik (aka milanlanikdesign on social media) when the pixel master envisioned an off-road coupe that would quickly put to shame the Porsche 911 Dakar and Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato if ever turned into a real 4x4 sports car. So, which of the two is your favorite?