Mazda has announced plans to resurrect the MPS badge which can only mean some hot derivatives are in the works.

Mazda has announced plans to resurrect the MPS badge which can only mean some hot derivatives are in the works.

In an interview with British magazine Autocar, Mazda2's chief engineer Ayumu Doi said the MPS badge is "not dead" and they are "always investigating" the prospects of coming out with an MPS-badged model. A potential candidate for the moniker is the Mazda2 supermini while any other possible MPS models will take advantage of the company's array of Skyactiv technologies.

Mazda has not established the characteristics of these future MPS models which could get more power, improved dynamics or a combination of the two. Ayumu Doi did specify that whatever the end result will be, an MPS model will be built with upgraded parts from the Skyactiv catalog rather than getting bespoke components.

Aside from a potential Mazda2 MPS, earlier this week we heard Mazda's head of global public relations, Kudo Hidetoshi, saying the new MX-5 could receive the MPS treatment but a final decision has not been taken yet.

Note: Mazda2 MPS render by X-Tomi Design pictured.

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