That's why they are moving Mazda6 to RWD with bigger engine to find a niche in the market.Looking at sales numbers, it wouldn't surprise me to see Mazda pull out of this mid size car segment altogether.
Maybe they'll just let the 6 run unchanged for another year or two, and then call it a day.
Sedan sales are still trending down worldwide, and Mazda can't, or won't, compete against the Camry's and Accords anymore.
It's obvious from their lack of marketing effort and lack of updates on the 6 that they really don't care.
It's a shame, 'cause the bones of the car are top notch.
Honestly, I would be happy with an AWD Mazda6 with their 2.5T engine. The move to RWD would be cool, but if it pushes the price over 40K, then they would have lost me as a customer. Even 35K is pushing it. The main appeal for buying Mazdas, at least when I bought my Mazdas, is that they make fun to drive, bang for the buck vehicles. The move to premium is slowly pushing the price out of reach.Hmm... I wonder whether consumers will accept Mazda as a high-priced car company?
I LOVE an inline 6 engine better than anything (excepting _maybe_ a V-12 like a Merlin), and I'd love to see a fore-and-aft one in a RWD sedan. That said, it would still have to be comfortable, durable, reasonably priced, engaging... in short, it'd still have to be a Mazda. (-:
I had a 2018 CX5 as a loaner for a week and the infotainment was so annoying. Always laggy, or it would glitch and return back to the home screen while i was trying to go to my radio presets.Bacchus, I agree with you on the infotainment systems. My 2015 (Touring) has borderline more nonsense on the 'radio' panel than I want, though it's okay with the knob on the console. I don't like the new or current system at all, and I DESPISE Honda's current garbage.
I have to admit that I want a smooth, quiet, comfortable ride first in my cars. ...yet I have a '15 MZ6. LOL! It's a good car, and I like it, but I'm looking for cost-effective ways to quiet it down. I'm also going to ditch the ridiculous 19" wheels when these tires wear out.