Mazda will use a shorter version of the CX-5 platform

Posted on Monday, 3 June 2013 , 06:06:05 byEmil

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Mazda will use a shorter version of the CX-5 platform

We have received different news from Japanese carmaker Mazda and one of them involves the next generation Mazda2 / Demio supermini. So it seems that the carmaker will use a variation of the CX-5 platform for the model mentioned above. The crossover was actually the first to get the SKYACTIV philosophy of the brand imprinted into its construction and also into its engineering. On the other hand, we have the Mazda6 sedan which is the first car to get everything from the beginning. Both vehicles share lots of mechanical components and have received positive reviews since launch. When we have heard the information about platform sharing we were a bit surprised and you have to admit it is a bit odd. Why? Well, the Mazda2 would be a smaller vehicle in comparison to either of the two in both length and width. Its proportions would also have to be different just because the vehicle is a compact hatch with short overhangs. These features are actually important as the model becomes easier to maneuver inside the city. The pricess would be quite difficult and the engineers will have to do a lot of chopping. They should think of this objectively and talk to Fiat. The specialists have already entered a partnership with them to co-develop the Alfa-Romeo Spider and their MX-5. They could used one of the Italian platforms for the Mazda2 and build it with the next generation Punto at the Melfi factory. Now, the Mazda2 is being built in Japan, China, Thailand and Vietnam. In the future the model could also be assembled in Mexico. We will have to wait and see if the carmaker will continue with the plans they have announced for now.


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Mazda will use a shorter version of the CX-5 platform image Mazda will use a shorter version of the CX-5 platform image