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Old 08-10-2016, 07:31 AM
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Very evolutionary, like what say Audi would do if the CX5 was an Audi. Apparently the "new but same but new" is car design nowadays....
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:10 AM
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The problem is neither Mazda nor FCA has any significant experience in electrification. FCA is very behind, and Mazda has nil. And in autonomous vehicles, both companies are pretty much behind everyone, and neither has the cash to make the necessary pushes forward.
They can do what most are doing and form a partnership with a company that has the tech.

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Very evolutionary, like what say Audi would do if the CX5 was an Audi. Apparently the "new but same but new" is car design nowadays....
Yep, to the point where while the new Mazdas look great, they don't surprise me anymore. I think what Mazda also needs in fresher colours, might sound simple but it adds to the variation. So far i see them all in shades of grey, silver, black and that dark red.
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Old 08-10-2016, 02:51 PM
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They can do what most are doing and form a partnership with a company that has the tech.
You still have to do significant amounts of development in-house. Companies like Mobileye, Panasonic and Mobis only provide the raw hardware. It's up to the OEMs to handle the integration and software development, which is a massive undertaking neither FCA nor Mazda has even started to tackle.
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Old 08-10-2016, 03:14 PM
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The problem is neither Mazda nor FCA has any significant experience in electrification. FCA is very behind, and Mazda has nil. And in autonomous vehicles, both companies are pretty much behind everyone, and neither has the cash to make the necessary pushes forward.
That's when you "pull a Nissan" and just buy the technology from Toyota.
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Old 08-10-2016, 06:00 PM
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If the CX5 had a hybrid variant - you'd be looking at my next car.

Style? Check
Utility? Check
Mazda Qualities? Check

If Toyota can squeeze 7ltr per 100/KM from the Rav 4 - imagine what Mazda could do w/ the CX5.
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:34 PM
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You still have to do significant amounts of development in-house. Companies like Mobileye, Panasonic and Mobis only provide the raw hardware. It's up to the OEMs to handle the integration and software development, which is a massive undertaking neither FCA nor Mazda has even started to tackle.
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That's when you "pull a Nissan" and just buy the technology from Toyota.
This. That's what i meant, for them to buy tech from another car brand or collaborate with them.
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Old 09-22-2016, 08:36 AM
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More spy pictures:

http://carsales.mobi/editorial/details/ED-ITM-103923
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Old 09-22-2016, 09:43 PM
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For some reason, I don't mind evolutionary design from a small car make like Mazda (where I assume $$$ is in very short supply). I think it looks handsome enough, although the design appears heavier than the current model.

I've seen quite a few new CX-9s around, and that car is quite handsome w/o being ostentatious or self-consciously "modern."

For me, I hope that the NVH characteristics improve. I've read that the CX-9 had improved quite a bit, in this regard, and hopefully that trickles down to their other, cheaper cars...
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Old 09-22-2016, 11:58 PM
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Thankfully the front appears to be better looking stylistically, which is a good start.
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