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Old 05-15-2019, 10:41 AM
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The win for Mazda would have been for Sergio Marchionne to have inked a deal to use Mazda as Ford did.

Alfa Romeo should have been relaunched as an Italian Subaru i.e. as a near-premium, turbocharged, FWD/AWD brand. Reskinned turbo Mazdas would have done it.

Dodge and Chrysler could have been reskinned Mazdas with the Dart and 200 being 3 and 6 respectively. That move would have been lucrative for both companies.

But Mazda is its own kind of stupid too. The Miata desperately needs a 300 horsepower option and they won't do it because of some zen-garden bull crap about balance. The Fiata should have been an Alfa Spider with a 300 horsepower turbo 4.

Mazda will disappear into Toyota and be forever lost...as will Subaru in time.
Yeah I agree *shock*

Also I have a feeling that this inline 6 has been developed alongside and is an extension of the SkyActiv X EDIT: I found a part where they say exactly this.

I'm predicting it being a 3.0 in size...maybe 3.7 at absolute max.

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Old 06-22-2019, 03:33 AM
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This just became more interesting.... Apparently, Toyota and Mazda will share the RWD platform and engine. I'm actually totally fascinated to see what this partnership produces....

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/20...e-makes-sense/

https://bestcarweb.jp/news/75821
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Old 06-22-2019, 03:59 AM
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This just became more interesting.... Apparently, Toyota and Mazda will share the RWD platform and engine. I'm actually totally fascinated to see what this partnership produces....

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/20...e-makes-sense/

https://bestcarweb.jp/news/75821
Mazda has no amazing engine technology. SkyActiv just means it passes smog. They also aren't adept at RWD. They do the Miata that is a benign handler so the old f@rts that buy them don't fill themselves, but it's far from the holy grail. Toyota has much more experience on both accounts.
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