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Christopher Bruce2013-09-12 17:49:20

Mazda Developing Two New Crossovers for Sale by 2016

The design will be a new interpretation of the Kodo design language

The next generation of Mazda's will reinterpret the Kodo design language

MazdaMazdaMazdaJapan, 1920 > present80 models
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has been quite successful with is CX-5CX-5 Gen.1Mazda CX-5 Gen.1Japan, 2012 > present39 versions
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crossover, and it is planning to expand, according to company president Takashi Yamanouchi, with two new crossovers by 2016. One will be a full-size SUV and the other will be a more compact crossover.

Mazda is in the middle of rolling out a whole new product line that started with the new Mazda 66 Gen.3Mazda 6 Gen.3Japan, 2012 > present77 versions
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, CX-5 and new Mazda 3Mazda 3 Gen.3Mazda Mazda 3 Gen.3Japan, 2013 > present57 versions
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. The other upcoming models include a new Mazda 22Mazda 2Japan, 1996 > present4 series
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, next generation MX-5 MiataMX-5Mazda MX-5Japan, 1989 > present4 series
80 versions
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, a Mazda 55Mazda 5Japan, 2005 > present2 series
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replacement and the two new SUVs.

The new cars will have a slightly different interpretation of Mazda’s Kodo design language. Mazda’s previous lead designer was Laurens van den Acker who now is the styling boss at RenaultRenaultRenaultFrance, 1898 > present189 models
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“The CX-5 was the last model designed under Laurens van den Acker. Much of its detailing is still current in thematic terms, but you can expect the smaller crossover to be prettier and more expressive, in line with our ‘Kodo’ design language,” said a Mazda spokesperson.

Source: Autocar





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