Mazda CX range discussion

Discussion in 'Auto News' started by 05XR8, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. 05XR8

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  2. Anthony

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    Is there really a "gap in the range" between the CX-3 and CX-5? :indiff:

    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.
     
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    Unnecessary car is unnecessary.
     
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    Don't talk to me unless it's rwd on a Miata platform. Because we need an MX-Breadwagon.
     
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  5. 05XR8

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    It's like making an X1/3/4/5/6.
     
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    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.
     
  7. 05XR8

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    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.
     
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    Pointless imo.

    But the SUV Market is the fastest growing.

    Would only make sense if it had some kind of purpose the other models didn't
     
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    High style, affordable crossover?

    It isn't the worst thing, as long as its reasonably functional.
     
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    Pretty sure it's both actually.
     
  14. Grandea GTR

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    Oh. Well, nevermind.
     
  15. mustafur

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    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
     
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    The CX-9? That thing is much larger though.
     
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    Its not really, the Kluger/highlander is the same size and that is based on a Camry.
     
  18. Grandea GTR

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    I thought the CX-9 was based on the Ford Edge.
     
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    Which is based on the last Gen Fusion/Mondeo/6
     
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    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.
     
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    http://www.goauto.com.au/mellor/mellor.nsf/story2/25DEC1ACCE924D83CA257EAC0022A67F
     
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    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.
     
  24. R1600Turbo

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    Mazdaspeed variants please.
     
  25. Grandea GTR

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    Mazdaspeed all the things
     
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    http://www.goauto.com.au/mellor/mellor.nsf/story2/341B50C6577D8A5ACA257EC20080E68F
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  28. Grandea GTR

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    Looks pretty nice, as expected from Mazda's Kodo design.
     
  29. 05XR8

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    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.
     
  30. mustafur

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    This looks very Similar to the 3 Infact it basically looks like an Outback is to a Legacy/Liberty.