Originally Posted by mick78
I've read this previews the next Mazda 6, but why on earth make it RWD? RWD is kind of "nice to have" in the premium segment, but Mazda isn't playing there.
Economically, a RWD near-luxury sedan makes no sense for Mazda, but Mazda, for better and for worse, has never seemed that interested in turning a huge profit. I had actually forgotten that they could perhaps use the Giulia. I assume that Toyota isn't going to hand over their global RWD platform (I assume the new LS uses some sort of RWD platform that will distributed across various model lines somehow). Platform sharing w/ the Giulia is a rather intriguing idea.... Maybe FCA thinks that Mazda would such a marginal player in the segment, sales-wise, that they'd be willing to share?
I personally would prefer a Mazda RWD mid-size sedan to an Alfa....