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Discussion in 'Auto News' started by 05XR8, Aug 7, 2015.
Is there really a "gap in the range" between the CX-3 and CX-5?
I'm not opposed to it, Mazda can make some really great CUVs as we've already seen. But I rather they focus their efforts on Mazdaspeed versions of the 3 and 6, and the much needed refresh for the CX-9.
Unnecessary car is unnecessary.
Don't talk to me unless it's rwd on a Miata platform. Because we need an MX-Breadwagon.
It's like making an X1/3/4/5/6.
BMW gets away with that since they can shift a lot of crossovers. With Mazda, they are a niche brand in most markets - if the CX-4 is too similar to the CX-5, they could steal sales from each other which is not ideal with their kind of volumes.
Over here, some feel the CX-3 too small. Some feel they don't need the room of the CX-5. So, they buy the 3. The 3 is that middle ground. Make it a bit higher with the space of the 3 and there is the CX-4.
Just to add: I see more single women buying CX-3s with manuals. The next, is older women buying CX-3s in auto. More single young people buying Mazda3s with manuals. If a person under 30 buys a CX-5, it's the base Maxx with manual. Other than that, a young family buy the CX-5 diesel. This CX-4 will need to be with turbo and manual. The SP25GT is hot down here as well. That, I mainly see in manual. People are asking if an MPS 3 is coming. They're wanting that car because of this new design. The car is a stunner with the stock black 18s and accessory body kit.
I tell you, people that own the CX-7, They(owners I've talked to anyway) felt the CX-5 was just a bit too big and they like the sportiness of the older CX-7. We'll gauge the reaction in a months time.
But the SUV Market is the fastest growing.
Would only make sense if it had some kind of purpose the other models didn't
High style, affordable crossover?
It isn't the worst thing, as long as its reasonably functional.
Actually, no, it doesn't seem to be a smaller CX-5. The CX-5 is already based off of the Mazda3, anyways.
It's not definite it will be the CX-9. We'll have to wait till next month.
This was the first article to speak on the Koeru Concept http://www.carsales.com.au/news/201...zda-to-build-off-road-coupe-53032?csn_tn=true
Thread title changed until then.
CX-5 is based on the Mazda6.
Pretty sure it's both actually.
Oh. Well, nevermind.
New Mazdas use a similar chassis across the board similar to VW, but the CX5 is essentially based on a Mazda 3 as it is a Compact SUV.
The CX-9 is the Mazda 6 based SUV
The CX-9? That thing is much larger though.
Its not really, the Kluger/highlander is the same size and that is based on a Camry.
I thought the CX-9 was based on the Ford Edge.
Which is based on the last Gen Fusion/Mondeo/6
I'm guessing it will be significantly lighter than the TB(outgoing model). 300hp from the 2.5 may or may not be enough. Maybe 310-320hp.
Probably a smart idea. The market is getting very saturated. Definitely a better plan to focus on what you've already done right, continue to improve, and work on the next iteration.
Mazdaspeed variants please.
Mazdaspeed all the things
Looks pretty nice, as expected from Mazda's Kodo design.
It's probably more Mazda3-like than CX-5. Similar to how the CX-7 is more RX-8-like from the driver's seat. The CX-5 sits pretty high from the seat.
This looks very Similar to the 3 Infact it basically looks like an Outback is to a Legacy/Liberty.