Trademark filings suggest Mazda plotting potential new SUVs and sports car

Mazda has sparked fresh rumours that it might supplement the MX-5 with bigger or smaller sports car following the uncovering of more trademark application filings for a series of model designations.

Last year, AutoGuide reported that the Hiroshima-based automaker had submitted an application to Japan’s Patent Office for the MX-6 moniker, a designation it last used in 1997 for the coupe version of the fifth generation 626.

Now, the same online platform has uncovered more application filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office for the nomenclatures MX-30 and CX-10 right through to CX-90.

Although this could merely be Mazda applying for the designations to prevent other manufactures from using them, without actually introducing a new product bearing the respective badges, it could very result in a future successor to the MX-3 sports coupe that ended production in 1998, while the CX applications could lead to a range of new crossovers on the back of the CX-30 introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

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