Monday, December 22, 2008

Mazda CX-5


Not sure if this is still going. But Mazda was planing a smaller Maxda3 based crossover called the CX-5 .
This illustration shows what it could look like, and it could turn out really nice.
And it could bring a new segment into the US market, where the CRV and RAV4 have grown larger and larger each time they get redesigned.
I think there is room for a sub $20 000 5 seater crossover.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a toy for children...What adult is childish enough for this? (Besides Douchebag Lones)

JW said...

Maybe a Tribute replacement? I think it could work. Going out on a limb here, but what if they made it into a truck too? Like the VW truck.

Anonymous said...

They need to build this to replace the way too long in the tooth Tribute. That way, Mazda will have the perfect lineup of vehicles.

Anonymous said...

looks pretty darn good to me...
...fun too!

Anonymous said...

Is this from the movie Cars II?

Anonymous said...

It has a very nice shape. Sporty and somewhat aggressive stance. I like it.

Anonymous said...

Nice, most people don't need anything bigger than this

Anonymous said...

Well actually, the CRV did NOT grow the last time it was redesigned - in fact it shrank by 3" with the removal of the exterior mounted spare - and everyone criticized Honda for it. Surely something that wasn't keeping up with the enlarged RAV4 in size, 3rd row seat and V6 engine would fail, people said. In fact, it's now the top selling SUV in the US.

Anonymous said...

the crv was redesigned smaller for 2007..

Anonymous said...

UGLY!

Anonymous said...

WHHHYYYYY is Mazda doing this?!?! It is another cartoon car just like the 3. This thing looks terrible and I completely agree with the first poster.

Sure, they could make one but would it sell? My guess is no. The CX-7 is horribly unreliable and it has the lowest owner satisfaction out of all vehicles in its segment. Don't believe me? Pick up Consumer Reports and find out for yourself.

Anonymous said...

I'd buy this today if it were offered, and I HATE suvs/cuvs.

I'd buy it because it's bigger than the typical hatchback but smaller than most land yachts.

I need the extra room but not the extra heft. And I'm sure Mazda will design in its typical zoom, zoom handling that graces the other vehicles in its line.

Mazda, are you listening?

Anonymous said...

It looks like the back door ends about a foot before the end of the car.

That doesn't leave much storage space. Which is one of the main reasons to buy the thing in the first place.

Anonymous said...

It is small and clownish so it fits with my weak character.

Anonymous said...

Mazda is trying to cater for the younger market because they supposidly have money.
Contributing towards the credit cruch more like.

Anonymous said...

What's the difference in a "crossover" and a station wagon? No, really.

Anonymous said...

This is the kind of sports-wagon-ute I've been waiting for. Cant do 50 around a clover-leaf interchange in a CRV. And the Mazda3 5-door is just too small for some of us. Bring it on, Mazda. I love it. Loaded!

Anonymous said...

Just another clown-car for the sub-prime people.

Anonymous said...

Life is a highwayyyy, I want to ride it all night long.

Anonymous said...

if its built anything like the new mazda 6 , mazda 3, cx7 and cx9 this will be a rock solid contender. you know, mazda builds much better cars than either toyota or honda.

Anonymous said...

Nissan Spyking said...
if its built anything like the new mazda 6 , mazda 3, cx7 and cx9 this will be a rock solid contender. you know, mazda builds much better cars than either toyota or honda.

December 24, 2008 6:59 AM

Dont forget they build better cars than Nissan as well.

Anonymous said...

This is rumored to become the future Mazda CX 5 2012, to replace the Mazda Tribute and Ford Escape based on the Ford Kuga in Europe.
If this is true this will be a great vehicle in this section of suv/cuv market.
As car will become smaller (and it's about time) this will be a welcome newcomer.