The all new 2013 Mazda CX-9 was revealed recently during the 2012 Australian Motor Show, and felt that one show wasn’t quite enough. The completely redesigned crossover got the new design style that Mazda has chosen called “Kodo”, but on top of that the flagship SUV also got an update with new luxurious amenities, technology, a new infotainment system and improved voice recognition features.
Though with all the interior and exterior upgrades the only thing that seems to have remained the same is the engine. The 2012 CX-9 was recently upgraded to the SkyActive Technology, and Mazda felt that their 3.7 Liter V6 as already an upgrade enough so they are sticking to it. Though there have been rumors that a new 2.2 Liter Diesel engine could possibly make its way to U.S. market putting out 170 HP and 300 Lb-Ft of Torque.
All this being said Mazda felt like it need more of a showcase so they put together a video showing off their new redesign and we have it right here for you. So you haven’t gotten the virtual or real tour of the new 2013 Mazda CX-9 here is your chance.
The new 2014 Mazda6 has yet to even begin selling and already people are going crazy for it. Not to mention Mazda itself can barely get over the design, so much that they are in the talks of creating a crossover vehicle based off of the same platform that the 2014 Mazda6 was built on.
The program manager for the Mazda6, Hiroshi Kajiyama, stated that Mazda plans to create the crossover model, and that it could be done very easily. Though he said that they don’t want it to seem like any other crossover currently being produced, they want it to fit into a niche that they lacking with other vehicles. The plan would be to make the crossover a fun to drive, speedy SUV, similar to that of the BMW X series, fitting into the Mazda “Zoom-Zoom” idea.
Kajiyama then went on to state that though there has been talks of creating a two-door coupe version of the 2014 Mazda6, a crossover model would more likely to take place than the coupe.
Mazda plans to focus much of its attention on the launch of the new sedan and will worry about new models or extensions after the launch depending on demand.
The 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata has been long awaited, and since its unveiling in July it has rarely been seen but recently at the 2012 Paris Motor Show it made an appearance. This time warming our hearts with a Mazda vehicle to still be proud of.
The new 2013 Mazda MX-5 is a two-seater rear-wheel drive roadster that continues on the MX-5 Miata legacy of being a sporty line for Mazda that it lacks for most other lines. This time the Miata gets the new Kodo style of body and will have a whole new front facet to show. In addition Mazda claims that they have enhanced the current throttle response and added more of a brake return making what was already a great sport package even better.
The 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata starts at only $23,720 which is a price that many can afford, and it also comes with a 158 HP 2.0 Liter inline four engine. For such a light and small car thats not too bad on the powerside. So expect this car to meet Mazda’s old slogan with ease and “Zoom-Zoom” anywhere you need to go.
According to a recent report with Car and Driver, the 2014 Mazda3 will be getting a rather large overhaul, much like its big brother the Mazda6 sedan recently received. During this overhaul, the Mazda3 can expect to lose hundreds of pounds from its frame and body. In addition the possibility of 2 new variants are rather high, them being a Diesel version and a Mazdaspeed version.
One thing that will likely remain the same is the 155 horsepower 2.0-Liter SkyActive four cylinder engine that was recently created for the 2013 model. But that being said the new improved weight on the body through the SkyActiv platform, the 155 horsepower engine can be expected to improve on fuel economy as well as performance being lighter. The current fuel economy is 40 miles per gallon on the highway.
The exterior can be expected to receive the new Kodo styling that is taking over Mazda’s cars.But with the positive feedback from the new CX-5 and the new 2014 Mazda6, that only means good new for the Mazda3. Car and Driver created a rendering of what the new Mazda3 will look like, check it out here.