Mazda's sales improved toward the end of 2019, and a new crossover built on the Mazda3's all-new platform is likely to succeed where the sedan version came up short.
There is a LOT that goes into manipulating the consumer..... Why would Mazda incur the expense of designing, an producing, an entirely new model that's marginally different than the two CUVs they already on the lots? Seems ridiculous.
He mentioned new powertrain options this year for the Mazda3. I wonder if that means we will finally get an AWD 2.5T Mazda3.Interesting link, however this is a dealer head and as such, he doesn't have any knowledge or insight about the product plan.
Here's an interview from the company president:
Marumoto is seeking higher ground for his small-scale Japanese automaker. He concedes it is hard for the company to survive competing head-on with mass-market players.www.autonews.com
Because the CX-3 is tiny! When we bought our Mazda 3, we crossed shopped it with the CX-3. Loved the idea of it but it was more expensive but much smaller. An adult or teenager can sit in the back seat of the Mazda 3 for a short period without much issue. That is almost impossible with the CX-3. The CX-3 is just too small for the American market. The CX-30 is basically the replacement for the Mazda 3.I had a new 3 as a loaner and enjoyed driving it very much. OK, so 3 sales tanked, then buy a CX3 if ya want a CUV. Why would Mazda incur the expense of designing, an producing, an entirely new model that's marginally different than the two CUVs they already on the lots? Seems ridiculous.