Mazda to Offer New Premium Compact Car
Mazda will introduce a premium small car that is slightly bigger than the Mazda2, according to a report from Motor Trend. The new car will be one of five new models Mazda will introduce by March 2016. During its period of revision, it will also build an all-new Miata roadster, a new Mazda2 subcompact, the CX-3 subcompact crossover, and a CX-9 large crossover. The global small car will slot between the Mazda2 and Mazda3 cars in terms of size. What distinguishes the new model from these two cars is its premium edge and "luxurious lines that appeal to both male and female buyers," according to MT. Apparently, the new model is heading to Europe as well as the U.S. market. Buyers will have a choice of either a 1.5-liter Skyactiv turbodiesel or a 1.5-liter gas engine. A more powerful 2.2-liter Skyactiv turbodiesel may also be on its way. Beyond this information, we don't know quite what to expect from this new car, but perhaps it will borrow some of the same dramatic design elements from the Hazumi concept, shown above. Maybe this new strategy is just the step Mazda needs to gain more recognition in a competitive market. Source: Motor Trend
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