Low-resolution imagery of Mazda‘s new electrified sedan has leaked on Chinese social media ahead of its imminent reveal at this year’s Beijing motor show.

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The Mazda EZ-6 is an electric sedan offered by Japanese carmaker’s joint venture company, Changan Mazda. At this stage it’s unclear if it previews a global replacement for the Mazda 6.

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It appears the EZ-6 is a restyled version of the existing SL03 electric sedan from Changan’s Deepal brand.

There’s a faux grille up front with a litany of LED lighting elements, while the EZ-6 also has flush door handles, smooth body lines, and a full-width tail light assembly.

At this stage Changan Mazda hasn’t confirmed technical specifications for the EZ-6.

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Previous reports speculate there is a range-extender version of the same car called the EZ-60. This wouldn’t be unsurprising as the Deepal SL03 is offered with a 1.5-litre petrol range-extender powertrain.

Alternatively, the EZ-60 could be an SUV, given Mazda’s existing naming structure.

At this stage it’s unclear if the Mazda EZ-6 will be offered outside of China, though Changan Mazda did recently confirm it’s actively looking to promote the export of vehicles produced in China, while also researching overseas cooperation opportunities from other carmakers.

In Europe Mazda recently trademarked the name ‘6e’, further fuelling speculation that this new model will replace the ageing current-generation Mazda 6, which was first revealed in 2012.

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It’s unclear if the 6e will be the EZ-6 or a separate vehicle based on the Japanese company’s new SkyActiv Scalable EV architecture.

Mazda is set to roll out this architecture between 2025 and 2030.

The company has already confirmed “several products” will be launched on its new dedicated EV architecture by the end of the decade, alongside a slew of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric models due to be launched on the SkyActiv Multi-Solution Scalable Architecture.

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