In a few days we’ll finally see the fourth-generation MX-5 Miata, but reports about the rest of Mazda’s lineup have started to surface.
Mazda has a lot of new plans in the works in addition to the much anticipated 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. In a few days we’ll finally see the fourth-generation MX-5 Miata, but reports about the rest of Mazda’s lineup have started to surface.
Sports Cars: Just yesterday we reported that two new sports cars are in the works with the RX-7 slated to return for 2017 and an RX-9 reportedly going to arrive by 2020. Before that the fourth-generation MX-5 Miata is going to go on sale next summer and about a year later a hardtop MX-5 is going to arrive with a “unique, fastback-style silhouette.”
Crossovers: Next year Mazda is reportedly going to release a new subcompact crossover, the CX-3. It will be based on the same platform as the new Mazda2, but with upright, SUV-like proportions. Early next year the 2016 CX-5 will be introduced with a mild facelift and then a year later the 2017 CX-5 will debut with all-new sheet metal. Also in early 2016 an all-new CX-9 is going to arrive and it’s being reported that the current V6 will be replaced by a turbocharged 2.5L four-cylinder.
Cars: Early next year the 2016 Mazda6 will arrive with a new interior with a new center console and a thinner dashboard that sits lower. The interior will look closer to the Mazda3 with its thin infotainment screen that sits on top of the dash. A year later the 2017 Mazda6 will get an updated front fascia with LED headlights. A revised 2017 Mazda3 will debut in 2016, which should also be the year that the Mazdaspeed3 makes its return. Sadly the Mazda5 small minivan is slated to disappear in 2015.
Source: Automotive News